The Montgomery County 4-H Livestock Judging Teams had a great day at the Indiana State Livestock Judging Contest held on Aug. 12 at the Tipton County Fairgrounds in Tipton. They had two teams compete in the contest.
The teams competing placed second and tenth out of 21 teams. There were 85 students that competed in the 4-H division. They had students ranging from a senior to a fifth grader. The second place team earned a national contest this fall and will be heading to Kansas City to compete at the American Royal. The 10th place team would have earned a national trip as well but with pandemic the contest has been canceled. Students who competed in the state contest were Drew Webster, Avery Hankins, Coy Deno, Drew Brown, Mark Inskeep, Caitlyn Miller, Kasey Kruger and Cooper Rooze. They are coached by Cody Reichart and Jared Huffer.
Individual highlights include: Webster, Brown and Hankins being named to the all-state team by placing in the top 20 individually. Webster and Brown were also fifth and ninth, respectively, in the Beef Judging Division. Webster and Brown placed seventh and ninth in the Sheep Judging Division. The team did well in the Swine Judging Division as Hankins, Webster and Brown placed third, seventh and 11th, respectively. All three students were also in the top 20 for the Reasons/Questions Division as well. Team rankings were as follow, third in Beef Cattle, fifth in Sheep, second in Swine and fifth in Reasons/Questions.
The team will be asking for sponsorships in order to raise money for their trip in the fall. If anyone is wanting to donate or help the team in any way feel free to reach out to one of the team members or coaches.