Blue & Gold Show highlights youth
CALEDONIA, MI — The Caledonia FFA Chapter hosted the 9th annual Blue and Gold Show at the Barry County Fairgrounds on May 23 and 24.
Students, parents, 4-H volunteers and FFA alumni were involved in the planning, promotion and implementation of the show. Volunteers assisted with operating the show along with FFA members from the Caledonia chapter.
Over 250 exhibitors from 23 Michigan counties in the Lower and Upper Peninsula, Indiana and Ohio showed 192 sheep, 45 market goats and 228 market hogs. The Michigan Club Lamb Association, Michigan Swine Youth Challenge and Michigan Boer Goat Association sanctioned the show as one of its qualifying shows.
Gene Winn served as judge of the lamb show. Cheyenne Bowman of Indiana showed the grand champion lamb. The champion goat was shown by Blain Pish of Branch County. The champion hog was shown by Payton Hines of Branch County. The Caledonia FFA also garnered sponsorship from 24 producers and livestock supply companies.