A Bloomfield teenager with a family history of sheep production, didn't have an interest until she got involved with 4-H at school. But now, 13-year-old Kalleigh Tharp of Bloomfield has been involved with raising and showing sheep for the past three years.I went over to one of our neighbor TMs farm. They have sheep and I got to interact with them. I decided sheep would be something I would be interested in raising. So I got a few of my own and here I am today, Kalleigh said.
In these past three years, Kalleigh has shown her sheep in The Davis County Fair and has won awards such as Grand Champion and Champion Grade. But it takes a lot of responsibility to take care of them. You have to get up in the morning and make sure everything is all right. You have to feed them and make sure they have water. In the evening, I do the same making sure they TMre OK and nothing is bothering them.
Kalleigh has also had some fun with her sheep. One of my sheep got out and I was chasing her around the yard. I just barely got a hold of her and got on top. She kept running and I rode her till I eventually fell off.
Through everything, Kalleigh says she really enjoys raising sheep and wants to continue working in agriculture. I TMm planning to have sheep for as long as I can. I also want to have a job in agriculture.
Kalleigh has other interests, including playing basketball and competing in cross country and track. She is also involved as a student ambassador and is part of the Davis County Community School District TMs Student Council.
Congratulations Kalleigh on being this week TMs Ag Kid.