I attended the 50th Hawaiʻi State Farm Fair’s 4-H Livestock Show at Kualoa Ranch on Saturday, July 7 with Maria Gallo, dean of UH Mānoa’s College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, which includes the 4-H program.
There were more than 60 competitors from Oʻahu, Maui, Hawaiʻi and Kauaʻi. This year, there were also 10 young participants from New Zealand who were judged alongside Hawaiʻi’s 4-H members.
The competition animals included beef steers, lambs, market pigs, fancy poultry, dairy goats, rabbits and pygmy goats. I even made a purchase and donated the proceedings to the University of Hawaiʻi Cancer Center.