The Memphis FFA team of  Tasha Eggleston-Wood, Taylar Eggleston-Wood, Kassie Bulen, and McKaela Bradley finished fourth in John Wood Community College’s 10th annual Invitational Livestock Judging Contest.  The team won the swine judging contest and finished third in the sheep judging event. Bulen had the third highest individual score in swine judging while Taylar Eggleston-Wood was third in sheep judging.

The Memphis FFA team of Tasha Eggleston-Wood, Taylar Eggleston-Wood, Kassie Bulen, and McKaela Bradley finished fourth in John Wood Community College’s 10th annual Invitational Livestock Judging Contest. The team won the swine judging contest and finished third in the sheep judging event. Bulen had the third highest individual score in swine judging while Taylar Eggleston-Wood was third in sheep judging.

John Wood Community College recently held its 10th annual Invitational Livestock Judging Contest 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 and Moorman’s Showtec. A total of 237 students from 21 high schools participated in the contest.

Schools that participated included: Adams Co 4H, Brown County, Carrollton, Franklin, Griggsville-Perry, Hartsburg-Emden, Illini West, Jacksonville, Liberty, Lincoln Community, Monmouth-Roseville, Payson Seymour, Pittsfield, Pleasant Hill, Triopia, Unity, Western, Winchester from Illinois; and Memphis, Kirksville and Troy Buchanan from Missouri.

Overall team winners in the senior division were:

1st Illini West, 2nd Winchester #1, 3rd Adams County 4-H, 4th Memphis, 5th Winchester #2.

Individual Overall Winners:

1st Daniel Harrell, Illini West; 2nd Rachel Markey, Illini West, 3rd Kolton Orth, Troy Buchanan; 4th           Cody Knuffman, Liberty; 5th Kayla Moore, Winchester.

Beef Team

1st Illini West, 2nd Winchester, 3rd Adams County 4-H.

Swine Team

1st Memphis – Tasha Eggleston-Wood, Taylar Eggleston-Wood, Kassie Bulen, McKaela Bradley; 2nd Illini West; 3rd Jacksonville.

Sheep Team

1st Illini West, 2nd Adams County 4-H, 3rd Memphis – Tasha Eggleston-Wood, Taylar Eggleston-Wood, Kassie Bulen, McKaela Bradley

Beef Individual

1st Daniel Harrell, Illini West; 2nd Zach Bryan, Hartsburg-Emden; 3rd Kaden Huston, Illini West.

Swine Individual

1st Kayla Moore, Winchester; 2nd Austin Bowman, Carrollton; 3rd Kassie Bulen, Memphis.

Sheep Individual

1st Kolton Orth, Troy Buchanan; 2nd Madelyn Heinecke, Adams Co 4-H; 3rd Taylar Eggleston-Wood, Memphis.

Junior Division Winners:

Overall Teams

1st Jacksonville; 2nd Troy Buchanan; 3rd Troy Buchanan.

Livestock was provided by Jase Mixer, Julie Schultz, Stan and Jeanie Krutmeier, Matt Dearwester, Zach Fields, Greg Thompson Family and Merle Woods Family.

Official Judges were Jase Mixer, Andy Woods, and Karl Peter.