Pasco 4-H Team Competes, Captures High Individual Title at 2017 Keystone International Livestock Expo
On Saturday, October 7, the Keystone International Livestock Exposition hosted their annual Junior and Collegiate Livestock Judging Contest at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, Pa. Florida was represented by your 2017 state champion 4-H livestock judging team with quite an impressive finish for a Florida team at a national level contest.
Florida 4-H was represented by Pasco County 4-H, and team members included Tierani Johnson, Emily Jennings, Taylynn Williamson and Bailey McKendree.
As a team, they placed first in the beef division, sixth in sheep, ninth in swine, tenth in reasons and fourth overall. Individually, Williamson and McKendree placed eighth and twelfth in the beef division, respectively, while Johnson placed second in the beef division, second in the Angus special awards division, fourth in sheep, third in swine and second in reasons.
Johnson also placed as the high individual overall for the entire contest, reclaiming the title for Florida after Trevor Rosso from DeLand FFA won the same award in 2015, with 15 teams and 56 contestants competing in the junior contest.
Congratulations to this outstanding team for their amazing finish in a national contest, and best of luck to them as they prepare for the National 4-H Livestock Judging Contest 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 complete results, visit www.saeserver.com/4DCGI/GotoPage/20171010_215227_4472587/organization_main_page.
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