The NAILE may have wrapped up last week but the accomplishments of Florida's showmen and judging contest contestants lives on into the future! Congratulations to Florida's National 4-H Livestock Judging team!
Orange County 4-H Team Competes in NAILE National 4-H Livestock Judging Contest
Orange County isn't just home to Disney and Universal any longer, it is also home to some of the nation's best youth livestock judges! Florida was represented by the Wranglers4H state winning Orange County 4-H Livestock Judging Team in this year's National 4-H Livestock Judging Contest at the NAILE in Louisville, Kentucky from November 17th-18th.
Team members include Samantha Hodge, Tanner Hutsell, Jeremiah Colon, and Nick Shollenberger with coach Suzanne Archer and leader Erin Hebert. The team placed 10th in Sheep and Goats and 21st Overall with 34 teams and 130 individuals competing. Hodge also placed as 10th High Individual in Sheep and Goats and tied for 20th High Individual Overall.
Congratulations to this team from Orange County Florida 4-H - UF IFAS Extension for not only claiming the state championship last April but on their placings at the national event last week as well for bringing home some of the highest placings Florida has ever seen from this event.
Livestock judging is an event that tests the evaluation and decision making skills of individuals to evaluate breeding and market cattle, swine, sheep, and goats as well as the defense of placings via oral reasons. Full results are available online on the NAILE website at http://www.livestockexpo.org/Show…/miscellaneousResults.aspx.
(Photo Courtesy of the NAILE)