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Greenwood County 4-H member, Wildcat District team win 4-H livestock sweepstakes | KTIC Radio

Greenwood County 4-H member, Wildcat District team win 4-H livestock sweepstakes

Greenwood County 4-H member, Wildcat District team win 4-H livestock sweepstakes
Top 10 Sweepstakes Front row (seated) 1st - Jade Edwards, Greenwood County 2nd - Rhett Newby, Wildcat District 3rd – Cord Dodson, Wildcat District 4th - Gavin Fry, Southwind District 5th - Haydon Schaaf, Southwind District Back row (standing) 6th - Joel Nelson, Meadowlark District 7th - John Emmerson, Southwind District 8th - Dallie Metheney, Scott County 9th - Kinsey Harlan, Greenwood County 10th - Eva Hinrichsen, Pottawatomie County

Approximately 300 Kansas 4-H members from 50 counties participated in the 2017 Kansas 4-H Livestock Sweepstakes Aug. 19-20 in Manhattan and hosted by the Kansas State University Department of Animal Sciences and Industry.

The state contest includes livestock judging and meat judging; livestock skillathon; and the livestock quiz bowl.

4-H members who participated in all three activities (livestock and meat judging and skillathon) were entered in the Kansas 4-H Livestock Sweepstakes. Jade Edwards from Greenwood County was named the 2017 Kansas 4-H Livestock Sweepstakes high individual.

Also placing in the top 10 were:

2nd – Rhett Newby, Wildcat District
3rd – Cord Dodson, Wildcat District
4th – Gavin Fry, Southwind District
5th – Haydon Schaaf, Southwind District
6th – Joel Nelson, Meadowlark District
7th – John Emmerson, Southwind District
8th – Dallie Metheney, Scott County
9th – Kinsey Harlan, Greenwood County
10th – Eva Hinrichsen, Pottawatomie County

Wildcat District No. 1 won the livestock sweepstakes champion team award with the best-combined team performance in livestock judging, livestock skillathon, livestock quiz bowl and meat judging.

Individual and team placings are posted to the Kansas State youth livestock program website http://bit.ly/2vUYV3Hand the Judging Card website. www.judgingcard.com.

The team champions for the meat judging, livestock skillathon and livestock quiz bowl will represent Kansas at their respective national 4-H contest, which all will occur later this fall. Kansas will be represented by an all-star team at the national 4-H livestock judging contest in Louisville.

Based on their performance in the state livestock judging contest, 18 Kansas 4-Hers were selected to advance to the team selection process. This will include a series of livestock evaluation workshops and opportunities provided by the Kansas State University livestock judging team.

The Kansas 4-H Livestock Sweepstakes is also sponsored by the Kansas Pork Association, Kansas Beef Council, AgTech, Farm Talk, Kansas State University College of Agriculture, Frontier Farm Credit and the Konza Veterinary Clinic.

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