Young Girls Farm Bull Sires 3 out of 4 Top 4-H Market Beef Winners at 2021 Oxford County Fair

September 16, 2021

Gemma Young, owner of  Young Girls Farm  first found her passion for raising livestock in 1999 while participating in and showing market beef and lambs in 4-H.  Fast forward 22 years, and three out of the four top 4-H Market Beef winners at the 2021 Oxford County Fair were all sired by the same bull at Gemma’s flourishing Young Girls Farm.  



Oxford County Fair, September 16, 2021


Young Girls Farm steers who placed in top 4:


Grand Champion, Hally Young (Gemma’s neice & local 4-H member – steer by Young Girls Farm)


Highly Commended, Ellie Young (Gemma’s neice & local 4-H member – steer by Young Girls Farm)


Commended, JT Cross (Gemma’s nephew & local 4-H member – steer by Young Girls Farm)


4-H Market Beef are typically judged on evaluating a well balanced steer:  cleaned necked, smooth shoulder, good length of body, good base width, good weight in hindquarter, and uniform body depth.  Ranking of traits for judging is the degree of muscling, degree of finish (amount of fat cover), growth capacity, soundness and structural correctness, balance and frame size.  When ready for slaughter, ideal market steers should be heavily muscled and adequately finished.  They have wide muscular loins, and thick meaty quarters.  Steers should be free of excessive fat in the brisket and at the sides of the trailhead.


You may have missed your opportunity to purchase market beef from a local 4-H member at the Oxford County Fair this year, but you can still enjoy the same high quality farm fresh beef at Young Girls Farm every day (limited availability).  And, when you purchase farm fresh beef from Young Girls Farm, you not only support a small local business and farm, but now you know you are getting an award winning beef!


Contact Gemma Young to check availability and to place an order.  Gemma typically has hamburger and a limited amount of beef specially cuts available as well as accepts a limited amount of pre-orders for whole, half and quarter cows up to four times a year.  


Young Girls Farm is owned and operated by Gemma Young in South Paris, Maine.