On Saturday, September 7, several members of the General Livestock team competed at the Wayne County Fair competition. They judge cattle, swine, and sheep based on general structure and body condition.
There are 8 basic classes and a Keep/Cull class. The Keep/Cull class can be composed of any of one the general species in which they pick the best animals for a breeding operation or a marketing prospect, based on the given scenario. All classes are worth 50 points, and are given cuts based on the difficulty of the placings. They are instructed to take any and all notes on the animals and following the judging, they answer a series of questions pertaining to a specific class.
After everything is done, they listen to reasons from the officials which usually are College student judges.
The team was 4th place overall, and Chloe Shumaker was 5th overall! Other participants were Cora Crilow, Alysa Pringle, and Jess Miller.