All this spring, the 4-H livestock judging teams from the Tri-River Area have traveled to all corners of the state to compete with other livestock judging teams.
The final two contests of the season were held in this area.
The local teams did extremely well in these competitions. In the Tri-River Area contest held in Montrose, in the junior division Justin Moser took first place overall and Jessica Craig took second place overall.
Junior team members Justin Moser, Jessica Craig, Lauren Davey and Owen Craig took first place.
In the final contest of the year, the Gunnison competition, which had the most attendees in the 67 years of the contest, the junior team took fifth and the senior team, consisting of Shannon Davey, Dean VanWinkle, Raudilyn Madison and Rachel Lund took first place.
Jessica Craig and Justin Moser also received all-state honors for placing in the top 5 percent in at least three contests of the season.
These local 4-H'ers studied livestock conformation and market trends in the beef, sheep and hog industries. During the competitions, these 4-H'ers must correctly place four animals each of ten classes and defend their placings with a set of oral reasons given before a judge.
The team members appreciate all the time that their coaches and their parents devote to the livestock judging program.
Their coaches are Robbie LeValley and Brandon Creamer.blog comments powered by Disqus