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More than 500 students compete in livestock judging at Northeast

More than 500 students compete in livestock judging at Northeast

NORFOLK, Neb. -- A total of 509 contestants from 36 schools participated in the district livestock judging contest held at Northeast Community College on Thursday, Jan. 25.

The schools could enter up to 10 students in the senior division and 10 students in the junior division. The judging included breeding and market species of cattle, hogs, sheep and goats.

Hosting it indoors at the climate-controlled Chuck Pohlman Ag Complex helped to keep students dry and comfortable. The students had 12 minutes to evaluate each class before moving on to the next set of four animals.

Mike Roeber, Northeast ag instructor and judging coach, and the Northeast team of livestock judging members, helped to put on the contest, including listening to oral reasons. 

The following are the results:

District 3 Juniors
Individuals: 1. Linden Anderson, Lyons-Decatur Northeast; 2. Emerson Bellar, Wisner-Pilger.

Teams:  1. West Point, Charlie Dinslage, Josie Ritter, Collin Nebuda, Ian Schiller, Katrina Moyer, Blaize Brockmann, Blake Wegner, Colby Anderson, Peyton Penrose and Ethan Harstick.
2.  North Bend, Hallie Mottl, Ryder Brabec, Breck Reznicek, Samantha Cummings, Hayden Frana, Mia Beebe, Lindsey Hunke, Kassie Swanson, Fiona Kavan and Kelsey Bunn.

District 3 Seniors
Individuals: 1. Brooke Hilgenkamp, Arlington; 2. Hayden Schroeder, Wisner-Pilger.

Teams: 1. Arlington, Brooke Hilgenkamp, Lizzie Meyer, Libby Hegemann, Peyton Timm, Blaine Vogt and Taylor Arp.
2. Wisner-Pilger, Trey Stewart, Danika Alexander, Braxton Siebrandt, Bowdy Bird, Taylor Scholting, Walker Ott, Keegan Poppe and Hayden Schroeder.

District 4 Juniors
Individuals:  1. Peyton Eisenhauer, Bloomfield; 2. Elliot Hansen, Norfolk.

Teams: 1. Bloomfield, Sophia Lusck, Jarret Sauser, Piper Stelling, Hayden Loseke, Keaton Gilsdorf, Peyton Eisenhauer, Gavin Hansen, Ty Freeman, Jase Johnson and Beau Eisenhauer.
2. Crofton, Jacee Anthony, Anthony Steffen, Carter Steffen, Callie Olson, Ellie Foxhoven, Jassmyn Wieseler, Layne Schieffer and Trace Tramp.
District 4 Seniors
Individuals: 1. Kelton Bruhn, Summerland; 2. Ally Sucha, Verdigre.                    
Teams: 1. Creighton, Taylor Nilson, Chris Shefl, Layne Ebel, Jacob Hanvey, Jorgan Condon and Isaac Hoffman.
2. Verdigre, Ally Sucha, Cody Wickersham, Cash Wickersham, Isaac Pavlic, Jase Kotrous, Gage Vesley and Chelsey Rohrer.

Livestock Judging Congest cutline
Northeast Community College’s Chuck Pohlman Ag Complex hosted more than 500 students for the annual FFA District Livestock Judging contest. The students competed from Omaha Bryan and Ralston to Bloomfield and Verdigre. (Northeast Community College)