On Thursday, October 26, the American Royal Association in Kansas City, Mo. hosted their annual 4-H and FFA Livestock Judging Contest during the American Royal Livestock Show. Florida was represented by your third place state team for this year's state contest in the 4-H division.
Florida 4-H was represented by a team from Orange County 4-H, and team members included Alexa Wandrey, Jaedyn Archer, Karli West and Khristina Harper.
As a team, they placed twelfth in the nation. Individually, Wandrey was your highest scoring individual on the team and placed fifth in beef and fifth in reasons as an individual, with 16 teams and 58 individuals competing.
Congratulations to each of these team members on representing their state at a national contest, and best of luck to them as the county competes again for the state championship in 2018.
Livestock judging is an event designed to test the evaluation and decision making skills of students through evaluating market and breeding beef cattle, swine, sheep and meat goats as well as the defense of their placings via oral reasons. For full results, visit www.judgingresults.com.
(Photo from Orange County Florida 4-H - UF IFAS Extension on Facebook)