FT. WORTH, Tex. – Members of the Northeast Community College Livestock Judging team took top honors in two competitions at the 126th annual Ft. Worth Stock Show and Rodeo recently.
The Stock Show hosts three intercollegiate judging contests - dairy cattle, livestock, and meat. A total of six junior college teams and eight senior college teams participated in the livestock judging contest. There were 48 junior college contestants and 64 senior college contestants competing.
Individually, Northeast’s Keri Sanne, Norfolk, placed first in horse judging in the junior college division.
In team judging in the junior college division, Northeast’s Andrew Cone, Nickerson, Morgan Earl, Palmer, Alex Hinze, Columbus, Haley Meduna, Colon, and Sanne placed first in horse judging and sixth in cattle judging, swine judging, sheep and goat judging, and overall.
“The horse division results, both for Keri as an individual and the team as a whole was a big surprise, said Mike Roeber, agriculture instructor and livestock judging coach. “This is the only livestock judging contest that we participate in that includes a horse division, and even though we didn’t spend a lot of time in preparation for the horse classes, the team put enough good placings together to win that division of the contest.”
Other team members who participated in the trip were Ethan Becker, Hartington, and Brekyn Papineau, Marquette.
Northeast’s Livestock Judging Team will be competing closer to home in the upcoming weeks. They will participate in the Heart City Bull Bash judging contest in Valentine on Sat., Feb. 11, and the Nebraska Cattlemen’s Classic judging contest in Kearney on Sat., Feb. 18.
Northeast Community College Livestock Judging team members pose with their awards following the awards breakfast for the livestock judging contest at the 126th Annual Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo. Team members include (from left) Andrew Cone, Nickerson; Brekyn Papineau, Marquette; Haley Meduna, Colon; Alex Hinze, Columbus; Morgan Earl, Palmer, Ethan Becker, Hartington; Keri Sanne, Norfolk; and Livestock Judging coach Mike Roeber.