On Saturday, October 6, the 2018 KILE Junior and Collegiate Livestock Judging Contest was held during the Keystone International Livestock Exposition at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg, Pa.
Florida 4-H was represented by your current state champion livestock judging team, Orange County 4-H, that included Jaedyn Archer, Christopher Nelson, Khristina Harper and Karli West along with Coach Suzanne Archer.
As a team, they placed fifteenth overall. Archer was the highest scoring overall individual on the team, placing twenty sixth overall individually, with 16 teams and 61 individuals competing in the contest this year.
Congratulations to this team on representing Florida on the national level, and best of luck to them as they continue preparing to represent the Sunshine State in the National 4-H Livestock Judging Contest at the NAILE in Louisville, Ky. next month.
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 more information and complete results, visit www.saeserver.com/4DCGI/GotoPage/20181008_154116_4741329/organization_main_page.
(Photo from Orange County 4-H on Facebook)