Interviewed by: Donna Martinez
Mendez Family Includes: Kevin, Stephanie, Josh & Rachel
Who are the showmen? Josh: Sheep, Goats, Pigs & Cattle. Rachel: Sheep, Goats & Pigs.
Club Name: Nipomo 4H – Nipomo, San Luis Obispo County, California
What’s the families Showing History? Our family began raising livestock in 2007 when Josh purchased his first market lamb. Little did we know that one 4-H project would bring our family together and give us a great bonding experience for the next 12 years. Along the way we have met countless people that have become close friends and family. The memories we have made truly are priceless and remain some of the best moments we have shared as a family. What made your family pick this species(s) to show? We have been blessed with so many people helping us along the way in our journey. Early on, our 4-H leader Ted Ponce paved the way for a strong foundation in showmanship and animal husbandry in our family. He introduced to Del Petersen who instilled in us a passion and love for raising livestock of all kinds. It was with the help and guidance of these two individuals that we really discovered our love for livestock and more specifically raising club lambs.