Alamance County Youth Excel at 2022 Central Piedmont Jr. Livestock Show

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Youth showing pig

Caleb Schmid

The 76th annual Central Piedmont Junior Livestock Show and Sale was recently held on April 12th and 13th in Hillsborough, NC. The tradition began on April 24, 1946, in Durham. This is the 34rd year the show was held at the Central Carolina Holstein Association Barn in Orange Grove. This event is open to 4-H and FFA youth ages 5-18 in Alamance, Caswell, Chatham, Durham, Franklin, Granville, Guilford, Orange, Person, Randolph, Rockingham, and Wake counties.

Alamance County had six 4-H members showing five animals in this year’s show. Four of those 4-H members were showing for the first time. Winners from Alamance County include the following. Caleb Schmid exhibited a market hog winning junior (ages 8-10) showmanship reserve champion and 1st place in his market hog type class. Morgan Allred exhibited a market hog winning junior showmanship grand champion and placing 2nd in her market hog type class. Morgan also won 2nd in project record books for the 8-10-year-old category. Kenzi Riley exhibited a market goat where she placed 3rd in junior showmanship and 4th in her market goat type class. Aiden Kernodle exhibited a beef heifer in the senior division and placed 1st in project record books for the 16-18-year-old category. Annabeth Riley exhibited a meat goat doe as a Cloverbud. Corey Schmid exhibited a market hog as a Cloverbud. Cloverbud youth are ages 5-7 and show non-competitively.

Girl showing pig

Morgan Allred

Girl showing goat

Annabeth Riley

It takes a lot of community support from civic groups, businesses, and individuals in sponsorship funds to put together an event like this. N.C. Cooperative Extension agents and vocational agriculture teachers work with the youth to advise on raising and showing animals. Youth show several different types of animals in this event, including hogs, sheep, goats, and beef cattle. Alamance County sponsors included the following: Alamance County Farm Bureau, Alamance Farmers’ Mutual Insurance, Isley Farm Supply, Alamance County Cattlemen’s Association, Eli Whitney Ruritans, Carolina Farm Credit, and Ameriag.

To learn more about the Central Piedmont Junior Livestock Show and Sale and/or 4-H in Alamance County, please contact Sarah Maddry, 4-H Extension Agent or Lauren Langley, Livestock Extension Agent. You can also learn more by visiting our website: , Facebook page:, and the show website