January 17, 2013

SCR-I Beef Team Tops at JWCC Livestock Judging Contest

The Scotland County R-I team of Sarah Sites, Randan Kraus, Tasha Eggleston-Wood, and Taylar Eggleston-Wood took top honors in the team category for beef judging at the 8th annual Invitational Livestock Judging Contest hosted by John Wood Community College.

Scotland County's participants brought home some hardware from the 8th annual Invitational Livestock Judging Contest hosted by John Wood Community College recently at the JWCC Agricultural Education Center.

The event was hosted by JWCC Agriculture Alumni Association and the Livestock Evaluation Club, and sponsored by ADM Alliance Nutrition, Moorman's Showtec, Farm & Home Supply, and area Farm Bureaus. Two-hundred sixteen students from 19 high schools participated in the contest.

Schools that participated included: Pleasant Hill, Liberty, Griggsville-Perry, Hartsburg-Emden, Illini West, Payson-Seymour, Pittsfield, Triopia, Unity, Western, A-C Central, Camp Point Central, Franklin, and Monmouth-Roseville, from Illinois; and Bowling Green R-1, Ralls Co R-II Mark Twain, Scotland County R-I, Troy Buchanan, and Van-Far R-I from Missouri.

The SCR-I Beef Team took top honors. Judges were Sarah Sites, Taylar Eggleston-Wood, Tasha Eggleston-Wood and Randan Kraus. The local participants edged the teams from Unity (Mendon) and Central (Camp Point) to place first in the category.

Scotland County finished fifth overall with combined scores in beef, swine and sheep judging. The team from Griggsville-Perry (IL) took top honors overall. Bowling Green finished second, followed by Unity (Mendon) (IL); Payson-Seymour (IL) and Scotland County R-I.

Kelsey Horner of Bowling Green claimed the top score among individuals after finishing first in both swine and sheep judging. Tori Woods, from Western High School, Barry, IL was second and Wyatt Bradshaw of Griggsville-Perry High School was third. Robby Meeker of Hartsburg-Emden High School and Kennedi Wagoner from Troy Buchanan High School, rounded out the top five.

Kody Graham of Liberty High School had the top individual score in the beef judging contest, followed by Wagoner and Madelyn Heinecke of Central High School in Camp Point.

Livestock was provided for the show by Jase Mixer, Julie Schultz, Stan and Jeanie Krutmeier, Alex Denny, WIU Ag Department, Siera Thompson, and the Merle Woods Family. Official Judges were Tyler Tonkin and Kyle Wood from Western Illinois University.

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