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February 9, 2013

Livestock judging contest recently held at Expo Center

ENID, Okla. — The Agriculture Committee of Greater Enid Chamber of Commerce recently kicked off Northwest District Junior Livestock Show activities, with the livestock judging contest at Chisholm Trail Expo Center.

This one-day event brought 376 4-H and FFA students from across northwest Oklahoma to Enid.

“The livestock judging contest is a great kickoff to the Northwest District Junior Livestock Show, which will begin Wednesday, March 6. Both events combined bring over 1,000 students, parents and teachers to Enid,” said Ashley Ewbank, NWDJLS superintendent.

These 4-H and FFA members turned in their placings on eight classes of livestock, including cattle, sheep, hogs and meat goats. They then presented three sets of oral reasons to members of collegiate livestock judging teams from Oklahoma Panhandle State University in Goodwell.

The 4-H junior division of the contest saw 88 individuals with 11 teams compete. Top five in the junior 4-H contest were: first place, Drummond (Alexis Pepper); second place, Kingfisher (Caleb Mercer); third place, Kay County (Caleb Edens); fourth place, Morrison (Payton Harris); and fifth place, Kingfisher (Payton Burns).

The top five junior 4-H teams were: first place, Kingfisher; second place, Kay County; third place, Timberlake; fourth place, Kingfisher; and fifth place, Perry.

The senior 4-H division was composed of 12 individuals with three teams. Top five in the senior 4-H contest were: first place, Kay County (Trey Hagelberg); second place, Woods County (Ross Murrow); third place, Kay County (Kacy Kincaid); fourth place, Kay County (Jared Fast); and fifth place, Woods County (Julie Owen).

The top senior 4-H teams were: first place, Kay County; second place, Woods County; and third place, Kay County

In the FFA junior contest, there were 176 individuals with 44 teams. Results were: first place, Cherokee (Grant Wilber); second place, Timberlake (Kate Bickinfield); third place, Kingfisher (Haynes Lafferty); fourth place, Kingfisher (Grant Eaton); and fifth place, Timberlake (Cheyenne Gaff).

The top five junior FFA teams were: first place, Kingfisher; second place, Timberlake; third place, Kingfisher; fourth place, Boise City; and fifth place, Cherokee.

In the FFA senior contest, there were 100 individuals with 25 teams. Results were: first place, Mulhall-Orlando (Tanner Miller); second place, Garber (Tyler Schnaithman); third place, Alva (Tanner Buston); fourth place, Alva (Cory Dietz); and fifth place, Morrison (Amber Cox).

The top five teams were: first place, Morrison; second place, Alva; third place, Guthrie; fourth place, Garber; and fifth place, Alva.

The judging contest awards the students receive are sponsored by Big Country Meat Market. First-place livestock teams and individuals will be recognized and presented awards prior to the NWDJLS Premium Sale Auction on March 11.

“NWDJLS and Greater Enid Chamber of Commerce share the important mission of promoting education and youth leadership. It is great to see students from across northwest Oklahoma coming to Enid to learn more about agriculture education,” said Rynn Day, membership and special events director at Greater Enid Chamber of Commerce and NWDJLS secretary.

Northwest District Junior Livestock Show will be March 6-11 at Chisholm Trail Expo Center. For information, go to www.nwdis trictshow.com.

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