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LIVESTOCK JUDGERS QUALIFY FOR STATE

 .AG EDUCATION COMPETES AT LIVESTOCK CONTEST

Tri County students enrolled in agriculture education competed in the District 5 Livestock Evaluation Contest in York, NE on November 4th.  The contest was held in three divisions; junior high, juniors and seniors.  Area livestock producers served as the officials.

Eight livestock classes were judged and students also took a written animal science quiz.  Classes included breeding goats, market goats,  breeding ewes,  gilts, yearling bulls, breeding heifers, and market swine.  There were two question classes and the 9th and 10th graders gave one set of oral reasons and the 11th and 12th graders gave two sets of oral reasons.  There are 16 South Central schools in District 5.  Schools were limited to two teams per division because of the virus.

The Junior team of August Gerlach, Evan Quackenbush, Dusty Kapke and Colton Placek finished in 3rd place.  Gerlach led Tri County in scoring.  This team will compete in April at the Nebraska State Junior Livestock Contest!  Other 9th and 10th grade students competing were Carter Holtmeier, Ellinor Peters, Colton Bales and Kaden Van Winkle.

Gavin Weichel paced Tri County to a 5th place finish out of 16 schools in the Senior Division.  The team consisted of Weichel, Brevin Damrow, Caden Kapke and Carter Siems. The 5th place finish was 8 points from qualifying for state  One hundred students judged in this division.  Other Tri County senior judgers were Hannah Holtmeier, Hanna Taylor, Tyler Houser and Reese Moore.

In the junior high division, Tri County had six contestants.  Drew Siems, Isabella Peters, Jordyn Zulauf, Sidney Brauer, Kennadee Van Winkle and Avery Schultis.