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4H and FFA Kids show animals at the Spring Fair

A steer waits it's turn to be shown at the Northwest Junior Livestock Show at the Washington State Spring Fair in Puyallup, Washington on April 16-17, 2015. (© Karen Ducey Photography)
April 18, 2015
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Puyallup, WA – Students from the Future Farmers of America and 4H showed their animals at the Northwest Junior Livestock Show at the Washington State Spring Fair in Puyallup, Washington from April 15-20, 2015. Most of them have been caring for their animals for the past six months. They are judged by how much they’ve learned, the cleanliness and fit of their animals and how well they are able to control them in the ring.

Students from the Future Farmers of America show their pigs at the Northwest Junior Livestock Show at the Washington State Spring Fair in Puyallup, Washington on April 17, 2015. The hogs must weigh between 225 - 285 pounds and average 6 months old. The students are judged on the grooming of their aninmal, how well they show it and how fit the animal is. All students must own the animals they exhibit and are responsible for their care. (© Karen Ducey Photography)

Students from the Future Farmers of America show their pigs at the Northwest Junior Livestock Show at the Washington State Spring Fair in Puyallup, Washington on April 17, 2015. The hogs must weigh between 225 – 285 pounds and average 6 months old. The students are judged on the grooming of their animal, how well they show it and how fit the animal is. All students must own the animals they exhibit and are responsible for their care. (© Karen Ducey Photography)

Camryn Berryhill, 15, a student at White River High School, coaxes her pig towards it's bath by dragging a food bowl at the Northwest Junior Livestock Show at the Washington State Spring Fair in Puyallup, Washington on April 17, 2015. "I live in a development and being able to do this outside of a city is different. I like it." she said. (© Karen Ducey Photography)

Camryn Berryhill, 15, a student at White River High School, coaxes her pig towards it’s bath by dragging a food bowl at the Northwest Junior Livestock Show at the Washington State Spring Fair in Puyallup, Washington on April 17, 2015. “I live in a development and being able to do this outside of a city is different. I like it.” she said. (© Karen Ducey Photography)

Natalie Ehli, 16, from Sumner High School gives her pig, Howard, a drink during it's bath prior to the Northwest Junior Livestock Show at the Washington State Spring Fair in Puyallup, Washington on April 17, 2015. Ehli is a FFA student and says "I like the leadership role. You take care of your pig. I love to be around animals because I want to be a vet someday." Howard was born on Oct. 19, 2014 and Ehli got him on December 1st. Ehli's mother, Cassie Ehli, was also in FFA when she was in high school. (© Karen Ducey Photography)

Natalie Ehli, 16, from Sumner High School gives her pig, Howard, a drink during his bath prior to the Northwest Junior Livestock Show at the Washington State Spring Fair in Puyallup, Washington on April 17, 2015. Ehli is a FFA student and says “I like the leadership role. You take care of your pig. I love to be around animals because I want to be a vet someday.” Howard was born on Oct. 19, 2014 and Ehli got him on December 1st. Ehli’s mother, Cassie Ehli, was also in FFA when she was in high school. (© Karen Ducey Photography)

Steers wait for their morning bath. Students from 4-H Club and FFA care for and show they animals at the Northwest Junior Livestock Show at the Washington State Spring Fair in Puyallup, Washington on April 17, 2015.

Steers wait for their morning bath. Students from 4-H Club and FFA care for and show they animals at the Northwest Junior Livestock Show at the Washington State Spring Fair in Puyallup, Washington on April 17, 2015.

IMAGE: A large chicken strolls the grounds at the Washington State Spring Fair in Puyallup, Washington on April 16, 2015. (© Karen Ducey Photography)

A large chicken strolls the grounds at the Washington State Spring Fair in Puyallup, Washington on April 16, 2015. (© Karen Ducey Photography)

4H student Morgan Olsen, 10, from Mountain Meadow Elementary, lays on his sleeping pig named Goose at the Northwest Junior Livestock Show at the Washington State Spring Fair in Puyallup, Washington on April 17, 2015. Morgan lives on a farm with his family. His father, Dan, raises pigs for breeding in addition to having cows, dogs, chickens and one horse. His brother, Dillon, 14, also is a 4H student. Morgan says he doesn't want to be a farmer when he grows up. He wants to be a fun Dad. (© Karen Ducey Photography)

4H student Morgan Olsen, 10, from Mountain Meadow Elementary, lays on his sleeping pig named Goose at the Northwest Junior Livestock Show at the Washington State Spring Fair in Puyallup, Washington on April 17, 2015. Morgan lives on a farm with his family. His father, Dan, raises pigs for breeding in addition to having cows, dogs, chickens and one horse. His brother, Dillon, 14, also is a 4H student. Morgan says he doesn’t want to be a farmer when he grows up. He wants to be a fun Dad. (© Karen Ducey Photography)

A poster made by 4H student Morgan Olsen, 10, from Mountain Meadow Elementary, hangs above his pig's pen at the Northwest Junior Livestock Show at the Washington State Spring Fair in Puyallup, Washington on April 17, 2015.Posters are judged on educational value, originality and artistic ability. (© Karen Ducey Photography)

A poster made by 4H student Morgan Olsen, 10, from Mountain Meadow Elementary, hangs above his pig’s pen at the Northwest Junior Livestock Show at the Washington State Spring Fair in Puyallup, Washington on April 17, 2015.Posters are judged on educational value, originality and artistic ability. (© Karen Ducey Photography)

Judge Russ Dietz watches FFA students control their pigs at a showmanship competition at the Northwest Junior Livestock Show at the Washington State Spring Fair in Puyallup, Washington on April 17, 2015. Eash contestant must take care of and exhibit their own animals. (© Karen Ducey Photography)

Judge Russ Dietz watches FFA students control their pigs at a showmanship competition at the Northwest Junior Livestock Show at the Washington State Spring Fair in Puyallup, Washington on April 17, 2015. Each contestant must take care of and exhibit their own animals. (© Karen Ducey Photography)

 

 

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