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4-H Spotlight

4-H-ers have been working hard all year long and there are some amazing projects/accomplishments we would like to share. 4-H Spotlight is a space for 4-H-ers from both Clinton and Essex County to showcase all they have been up to as well as touch on the wonderful experiences they have had in 4-H. 

Ava Castine: Clinton County Milk Dippers

Ava (12) has been in 4H since she was five years old. She is also a member of the NAC FFA chapter and between the two, she has shown dairy cattle, rabbits, and beef cattle, with her focus becoming beef cattle in recent years.

Ava has shown at The Big East Jackpot , The Coby Classic Jackpot, the NY Junior Beef Producers Fall Festival, as well as many shows and fairs in multiple NY counties.

Ava currently owns about 50% of the family farm herd, which consists mainly of registered Hereford cattle as well as some crossbreed, club calves.


Ava and her yearling Hereford heifer, Lady Godiva.  undefined

Lady Godiva has been completely broken and trained by Ava and the two have shown together since Lady Godiva was a calf. They have won many showmanship awards together. This summer Lady Godiva would have been shown in showmanship classes as well as breeding aged heifer. 


This black and white heifer is Yuki (pronounced YOU-key).

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She is a bred and owned club calf heifer and is a mix of many breeds, including Hereford. Yuki is being trained to be a showmanship animal for next season. Ava and Yuki have been competing in virtual shows this summer.

Last updated July 7, 2020