The Molokai 4-H Livestock Club held its annual Livestock Expo on Friday and Saturday in Kaunakakai.
On Friday evening steers and hogs were judged in marketability and showmanship. At least 30 keiki in both the junior and senior categories, ages 9 to 19, participated.
Then it was a chance for the kids to show their hogs and goats, herding them around the pen at the Kaunakakai baseball fields.
Rex Kamakana Jr. earned first place in the swine market competition with his pig Pork Chop. In showmanship, Acey Reyes took first place with Fat Pig.
Also on Friday was a judging competition to see how well the participants could arrange the animals according to the judge’s criteria. Kainoa Kamakana took first for the seniors, while Nicole Kamakana and
Shannon Duvauchelle tied for the juniors in judging.
The live auction was held Saturday morning with Larry Helm, as he does every year, taking his place as auctioneer.
Some of the buyers included Friendly Market Center Ltd., Goodfellow Brothers Inc., Kualapu`u Ranch, Monsanto’s Hawaiian Research Ltd., NAPA Friendly Isle Auto Parts and Rawlins Chevron Services.
Smaller animals, such as rabbits and birds, raised by 4-H participants as young as 5 were judged as well.