An old tradition was resurrected last weekend at Southeast Bulloch High School.
New Agricultural Science teacher and SEB graduate Susannah Lanier helped organize and stage the 2010 Bulloch County Livestock Expo. The event was the first event held at the school's newest building, the John F. Spence Multi-Purpose Agricultural Facility. The event was sponsored by SEB’s FFA Chapter.
According to Lanier, the Bulloch County Young Farmers Association used to hold an agricultural show in Brooklet prior to the annual Georgia National Junior Livestock Show held in Perry in the spring where all the 4-H and FFA students now show their animals.
During the March 13 show, several kinds of livestock were entered in the event: goats, lambs, hogs, and heifers, and they were being judged in two separate groups. The market animals were grouped by their overall weight, while the breeding animals were grouped by their date of birth.
The students were judged in two areas: first, Showmanship, in which the handler shows off their knowledge of their animal and their skills in handling it; and secondly, in Class, where the animal itself is judged on fitness, attractiveness to market and characteristics.
There were plaques awarded for the Grand and Reserve Champions.
Gr. Ch. Sr. Show. and Res. Ch. Meat Ashley Galletta; and Gr. Ch. Jr. Show and Gr. Ch. Meat - Rachel Williams.
Gr. Ch. Sr. Market, Res. Ch. Market, and Sr. Show. - LeAnna Miller; and Gr. Ch. Jr. Show. Bubba Miller.
Gr. Ch. Market - Tyson Joiner; and Gr. Ch. Sr. Show and Res. Ch. Market Michael Snyder.
Gr. Ch. Heifer Dalton Lance; Gr. Ch. Sr. Show Ashley Cromley; and Gr. Ch. Jr. Show and Res. Ch. Heifer Morgan Fondren.
In addition to the Bulloch County Farm Bureau, sponsors for the Agricultural Expo included: Anderson's Gen. Store, J.B. Anderson's Peanut and Grain Co., Blanchard Equip. Co., Bulloch Fertilizer Co., Bulloch Gin, Farmers and Merchants Bank, Joiner-Anderson Funeral Co., Ogeechee Peanut Co., and Tillman and Deal Ag. Services.
Many local families helped as well, including Wendell Brannen, Ashley Burke, Noel and Tammy Creasy, Charley and Pam Cromley, Traci Donald, Ricky and Alicia Edwards, Carole Hicks and Kyle Knight, Michael and Cheri Lance, Luke and Susannah Lanier, Charlie and Denise McGuire, and Lee and Paula Miller.