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Black Hills Stock Show livestock judging competition results

South Dakota youth fared well in the livestock judging competition held at Youth Day during the Black Hills Stock Show in Rapid City, but youth from Nebraska, Wyoming and Montana also garnered top placings.

Youth livestock judges from Nebraska, North Dakota, Montana, Wyoming and South Dakota made up the 153-contestant field in beginner, junior, and senior divisions. Almost 110 South Dakota 4-H and FFA contestants were in the mix.

In the beginner division, Tristian Hunter of Fall River County (SD) took the top spot. Warren Johnson of Butte County (SD) was second and Kassidy Caspers of Pennington County (SD) placed third. South Dakota young people dominated the beginner division, taking the top 15 spots in the 48-person field.

In the junior division, Kane Wellnitz, Dawes County (NE) won. Rhett Fox of Harding County (SD) placed second overall. Haley Ketteler, Hughes County (SD) finished third in the 43-person division, and Jacob Beastran, Stanley County (SD), placed fourth overall.

Sixty-two judges entered the senior division contest at Youth Day. Topping the senior division was Kayellyn Hall, Bayard County (NE). Riley Fordyce, Crook County (WY) placed second and Inga Larson, Miles City County (MT) placed third. Tyler Swan, Butte County (SD) finished fourth overall.

South Dakota Cooperative Extension Livestock Educator Valerie Mitchell, who served as coordinator for the Youth Day Livestock Judging contest, said the competition was not only intense, but that all who took part had fun.

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“As the host state, we naturally had more young people involved, but we had no idea how well our young people would do in this unique competition,” said Mitchell. “We have a fine group of 4-H and FFA livestock judges and they truly showed their talent and skills during the event. Congrats to them all, and to all our out-of-state competitors as well.”

Those youth who finished in the top three in each division won prizes including clothing.

South Dakota youth fared well in the livestock judging competition held at Youth Day during the Black Hills Stock Show in Rapid City, but youth from Nebraska, Wyoming and Montana also garnered top placings.

Youth livestock judges from Nebraska, North Dakota, Montana, Wyoming and South Dakota made up the 153-contestant field in beginner, junior, and senior divisions. Almost 110 South Dakota 4-H and FFA contestants were in the mix.

In the beginner division, Tristian Hunter of Fall River County (SD) took the top spot. Warren Johnson of Butte County (SD) was second and Kassidy Caspers of Pennington County (SD) placed third. South Dakota young people dominated the beginner division, taking the top 15 spots in the 48-person field.

In the junior division, Kane Wellnitz, Dawes County (NE) won. Rhett Fox of Harding County (SD) placed second overall. Haley Ketteler, Hughes County (SD) finished third in the 43-person division, and Jacob Beastran, Stanley County (SD), placed fourth overall.

Sixty-two judges entered the senior division contest at Youth Day. Topping the senior division was Kayellyn Hall, Bayard County (NE). Riley Fordyce, Crook County (WY) placed second and Inga Larson, Miles City County (MT) placed third. Tyler Swan, Butte County (SD) finished fourth overall.

South Dakota Cooperative Extension Livestock Educator Valerie Mitchell, who served as coordinator for the Youth Day Livestock Judging contest, said the competition was not only intense, but that all who took part had fun.

“As the host state, we naturally had more young people involved, but we had no idea how well our young people would do in this unique competition,” said Mitchell. “We have a fine group of 4-H and FFA livestock judges and they truly showed their talent and skills during the event. Congrats to them all, and to all our out-of-state competitors as well.”

Those youth who finished in the top three in each division won prizes including clothing.

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