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N.D. 4-H Livestock Judging Winners Named

Teams from Oliver and Ransom counties receive first place in their division.

The Oliver County team placed first in the senior division of the state 4-H livestock judging contest held March 8 at the North Dakota Winter Show in Valley City.

The team members are Shane Giedd, Emily Klein, Rebecca Liffrig, Peter Liffrig and Courtney Tweeten.

The first-place finish earns this team the opportunity to participate in the eastern national 4-H livestock judging contest held in conjunction with the North American International Livestock Exposition in Louisville, Ky., in November.

The livestock judging contest consisted of six classes of four animals each. The 4-H’ers evaluated two classes each of beef, sheep and swine and ranked them one through four. Contestants gave oral reasons for their placing on three of the classes.

Counties could enter any number of 4-H participants in each division of the contest. The scores of the top three members of the county team are added to make a team score.

The second-place team in the senior division is from Kidder County. Team members are Monica Fitterer, Megan Gross, Kacey Koester, Paige Schmidt and Aaron Subart.

Teams from Morton, Adams and Dickey counties placed third through fifth, respectively.

Addison Magill of Dickey County was high individual in the senior division and received the Mel Kirkeide Award for the top score.

In the junior division, the team from Ransom County placed first. Team members are Garrett Oland, Kaitlin Geyer, Zach Bear, Jacob Bear, Jamie Geyer and Kendra Myers.

The second-place team is from Morton County. Member are Sierra Ellingson, Jake Sanders, Conner Kaelberer, Brooke Kunz, Cody Tokach, Kathryn Goettle, Courtney Schaff, Wyatt McGee, John Goettle and Tucker Tokach.

Teams from Golden Valley, McHenry and Dickey counties placed third through fifth, respectively.

Austin Schmidt, Kidder County, was high individual in the junior division.

A team from Medina placed first in the open division.

Awards for the contest were sponsored by the North Dakota Winter Show, North Dakota Stockmen’s Association and Ag Country Farm Services of Valley City through the support of the North Dakota 4-H Foundation.

NDSU Agriculture Communication - March 14, 2014

Source:Dean Aakre, (701) 231-8595, dean.aakre@ndsu.edu
Editor:Ellen Crawford, (701) 231-5391, ellen.crawford@ndsu.edu
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