At the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center 60 kids showed that taking care of an animal goes beyond washing and brushing them.
"They learn about finances and how to budget and just how to become better adults; it teaches them responsibility in all aspects of life which is something that we really need in our society," said Louis Test from Livestock Pavilion.
The show allows 4-H members to show their projects and receive feedback from judges and the public. Their participation encourages sportsmanship, citizenship and responsibility.
"This young people are going to say: you need us! you need us for the future of the world, for the future of agriculture, science, math, everything. We need these kids and we are preparing them for the future," said Sarah Chvilicek, 4-H leader.
The winners qualify for the Nevada Junior Livestock Show to be held May 2nd to May 6th.