Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

August 8, 2017
2017 Tooele County Livestock Show

Cuteness abounded— between participants and their animals — at the 69th Annual Tooele County Junior Livestock Show at Deseret Peak Complex last week.

As a result, the young participants stepped up their game and primped and prodded their animals, in order to show off their livestock’s best qualities.

The local 4-H administers the program where youth and teens are trained on how to raise livestock. The livestock show covers two other important skills, which educate the youth: judging and the auction. While the judging process reinforces the values of hard work, cooperation and maneuvering the animals, the auction process teaches participants about market value.

Local businesses, as well as residents, get involved to support youth by buying meat through bidding on the animals.

The teens from Tooele Valley’s three high school Future Farmers of America chapters performed well. Kennadee Branham of Tooele High’s FFA won $1,100 for the grand champion market goat. Amber Handley of Stansbury High’s FFA won reserve champion goat. Tate Johnson of Grantsville High’s FFA won reserve champion in the lamb category.

The grand champion market lamb was 133 pounds and garnered owner, Chloe Thomas $1,600 at the auction.

The two top hogs were raised by Drake Hall. He claimed both the grand champion and reserve champion market hogs. His total combined take home was $3,400.

Livestock show organizers also recognized Ron Williams of Grantsville for his tireless contributions to the Tooele County Junior Livestock Show.

Francie Aufdemorte

Photo Editor at Tooele Transcript Bulletin
Francie Aufdemorte is photo editor for the Tooele Transcript-Bulletin. A Tooele County native, she graduated from Tooele High School in 1989, and with a degree in English from the University of Utah in 2001. She next studied filmmaking at the New York Film Academy in 2005, from which she earned a certificate of completion. Her ties to community journalism begin in 2005 when she worked for the Magna Times for two years, handling everything from classified advertising to editing and proofing news stories. While there she also created and maintained a new website for the newspaper. In 2007, she opened a Salt Lake-based studio called Book Cliff Photography. As principle photographer, she worked both editorial and commercial assignments, including portraiture and weddings. As photo editor, Aufdemorte photographs news, features, sports and advertising for the Transcript-Bulletin and supplemental publications, while also managing and assigning the newspaper’s freelance photographers.

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