Local Family competes at National Dairy Goat Show
The Larson family, of Windsor, recently returned home from attending the American Dairy Goat Association National Show in Gillette, Wyoming with their Alpine dairy goats. This year, approximately 1,800 dairy goats from across the United States competed in the annual event.
Youth showmanship classes were held Sunday, July 8th, 2007. Contestants were judged according to their skills in handling their animals, and Hannah Larson, 15, placed 1st out of 27 in her age group. Her brother, Joseph, 13, placed 2nd out of 26 with his younger sister, Abigail, 11, placing 7th in the same age bracket. Emily Larson, 9, placed 3rd out of 16 other competitors. These four siblings also competed in the judging, management, and fitting contests.
On Friday, July 13th, the Larson family exhibited 13 of their goats in confirmation classes. In these competitive classes, where a total of 239 goats were entered from across the nation, six of the Larsons’ goats placed in the top 20, and their dairy herd was awarded 7th place.
The Larson family has been raising Alpine dairy goats under the herd name of Harmody Alpines for nine years. Located outside Windsor, they show in many ADGA sponsored shows both locally and nationally.
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