The Bureau County Farm Bureau and U of I Extension will host the Bureau County Master Showmanship Contest Friday, July 19, beginning at 7:30 p.m. (or approximately ½ hour after the end of the swine show) in the Swine/Sheep Livestock Barn at the Bureau County Fair Grounds.
The Master Showmanship Contest recognizes 4-H youth who have excelled at showing animals at the 4-H fair. The participants will be judged on their handling of each of three species of animals: beef, sheep and swine. They also are quizzed by the judge on their knowledge of animal husbandry and livestock production.
Plan to come watch the participants and cheer them on. A winner from each species will receive recognition and top prizes will be given to the top two overall showmen. The top overall winner will be eligible to represent Bureau County at the Illinois Master Showmanship contest at the Illinois State Fair to be held on Friday, August 9.