TORRINGTON, Wyo. – Wyoming 4-H hosted the annual Wool & Meats Judging Contests April 27 -28 in Laramie. Local 4-H members brought home two champion team titles and a variety of individual awards.
Josie Andersen, Jesse Lynn Garson, Anna Schmick and Kaci Schmick earned Champion Senior Wool Judging team. The four person team has the chance to compete at the National 4-H Wool Judging Contest in Sonora, Texas in June.
In Wool Judging, 60 contestants judged 6 classes of wool fleeces which included commercial classes, a Targhee breed, Columbia and Merino. The contest also included six sets of questions and a
Individual scores were combined to create team scores. Kaci Schmick earned Reserve Champion Senior Overall while teammate Josie Andersen earned fourth place overall.
Kaci, Anna and Josie earned 2-4th place in the Placings category. In the Questions, Josie earned 2nd Place and Kaci earned 3rd Place. Kaci earned 4th in the grading line.
The Junior Wool Judging Team was made up of Kodie Andersen, Brett Gara, Lucas Gara and Jami Garson.
Kendall Haas, Anna Schmick and Kaci Schmick earned Champion Senior Meats Judging team. The team will compete at the American Royal in Kansas City, Mo., this fall. Meats Judging is coached by 4-H Volunteer Coaches Mike and Mai Lee Olsen.
In Meats Judging, 66 contestants judged 6 classes including beef carcasses, pork carcasses, pork loins, beef rounds and lamb carcasses. Contestants also completed a retail cut identification line as well as provided oral reasons to defend their placings. Individual scores were combined to create team scores. Anna Schmick earned Champion Overall Individual while Kaci earned 3 rd and Kendall brought home 7th . Anna earned 4th place and Kaci earned 8th . Kaci earned the top spot in oral reasons, Anna earned 2nd and Kendall brought home 5th. In the retail cut identification, Anna had a perfect score and Kendall earned 5th .
Other Meats Judgers include Jacob Chapman, Lucas Gara, Jami Garson, Jesse Lynn Garson, Ayden Shimic and Dally Wilkins.
For more information on 4-H Meats Judging, 4-H Wool Judging or other 4-H projects, contact UW Extension Goshen County at 532-2436.