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Nebraska Cattlemen’s Classic: Livestock judging contest results

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The Nebraska Cattlemen’s Classic Livestock Judging Contest was held Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011 at the Buffalo County Fairgrounds Exhibit Building in Kearney, NE.

Over 300 students from 11 states evaluated cattle at the contest. More than 200 Junior and Senior College students were entered, as well as approximately 100 4-H and FFA members. Collegiate students evaluated 10 classes, which were comprised of haltered purebred breeding heifers, purebred bulls, and prospect steers as well as feedlot steers.

Students placed each class of four head, and then defended their placings to officials through oral reasons. Collegiate students gave six sets of reasons, while senior youth (4-H and FFA members) gave three sets of reasons. Junior youth (4-H and FFA members) competing for the first time answered two sets of questions, instead of presenting oral reasons.



The 11 states included: Nebraska, Colorado, Wyoming, Kansas, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Oregon, Idaho and California.

Many producers from across the state donated the use of their cattle during the contest, and allowed youth involved the opportunity to evaluate high-quality classes.



“Livestock judging helps students develop lifelong skills in livestock evaluation, teamwork and decision making and public speaking. Long after their judging careers are over, these students will be able to take the lessons they have learned and apply them to everyday situations in the livestock industry. The students who competed in the livestock judging contest are the future of our industry, and the talent displayed at the 2011 NCC Livestock Judging Contest was tremendous,” said Darcy Sexson of Gordon, NE.

The NCC contest is sponsored by the Nebraska Cattlemen’s Classic and organized by Matt Ellicott, Livestock Judging Coach and Extension Ecuador at University of Nebraska-Lincoln and by Mike Roeber, Livestock Judging Coach and Instructor at Northeastern Community College. Numerous officials, UNL students and other volunteers also helped make the contest a success.

The Nebraska Cattlemen’s Classic Livestock Judging Contest was held Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011 at the Buffalo County Fairgrounds Exhibit Building in Kearney, NE.

Over 300 students from 11 states evaluated cattle at the contest. More than 200 Junior and Senior College students were entered, as well as approximately 100 4-H and FFA members. Collegiate students evaluated 10 classes, which were comprised of haltered purebred breeding heifers, purebred bulls, and prospect steers as well as feedlot steers.

Students placed each class of four head, and then defended their placings to officials through oral reasons. Collegiate students gave six sets of reasons, while senior youth (4-H and FFA members) gave three sets of reasons. Junior youth (4-H and FFA members) competing for the first time answered two sets of questions, instead of presenting oral reasons.

The 11 states included: Nebraska, Colorado, Wyoming, Kansas, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Oregon, Idaho and California.

Many producers from across the state donated the use of their cattle during the contest, and allowed youth involved the opportunity to evaluate high-quality classes.

“Livestock judging helps students develop lifelong skills in livestock evaluation, teamwork and decision making and public speaking. Long after their judging careers are over, these students will be able to take the lessons they have learned and apply them to everyday situations in the livestock industry. The students who competed in the livestock judging contest are the future of our industry, and the talent displayed at the 2011 NCC Livestock Judging Contest was tremendous,” said Darcy Sexson of Gordon, NE.

The NCC contest is sponsored by the Nebraska Cattlemen’s Classic and organized by Matt Ellicott, Livestock Judging Coach and Extension Ecuador at University of Nebraska-Lincoln and by Mike Roeber, Livestock Judging Coach and Instructor at Northeastern Community College. Numerous officials, UNL students and other volunteers also helped make the contest a success.

The Nebraska Cattlemen’s Classic Livestock Judging Contest was held Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011 at the Buffalo County Fairgrounds Exhibit Building in Kearney, NE.

Over 300 students from 11 states evaluated cattle at the contest. More than 200 Junior and Senior College students were entered, as well as approximately 100 4-H and FFA members. Collegiate students evaluated 10 classes, which were comprised of haltered purebred breeding heifers, purebred bulls, and prospect steers as well as feedlot steers.

Students placed each class of four head, and then defended their placings to officials through oral reasons. Collegiate students gave six sets of reasons, while senior youth (4-H and FFA members) gave three sets of reasons. Junior youth (4-H and FFA members) competing for the first time answered two sets of questions, instead of presenting oral reasons.

The 11 states included: Nebraska, Colorado, Wyoming, Kansas, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Oregon, Idaho and California.

Many producers from across the state donated the use of their cattle during the contest, and allowed youth involved the opportunity to evaluate high-quality classes.

“Livestock judging helps students develop lifelong skills in livestock evaluation, teamwork and decision making and public speaking. Long after their judging careers are over, these students will be able to take the lessons they have learned and apply them to everyday situations in the livestock industry. The students who competed in the livestock judging contest are the future of our industry, and the talent displayed at the 2011 NCC Livestock Judging Contest was tremendous,” said Darcy Sexson of Gordon, NE.

The NCC contest is sponsored by the Nebraska Cattlemen’s Classic and organized by Matt Ellicott, Livestock Judging Coach and Extension Ecuador at University of Nebraska-Lincoln and by Mike Roeber, Livestock Judging Coach and Instructor at Northeastern Community College. Numerous officials, UNL students and other volunteers also helped make the contest a success.

The Nebraska Cattlemen’s Classic Livestock Judging Contest was held Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011 at the Buffalo County Fairgrounds Exhibit Building in Kearney, NE.

Over 300 students from 11 states evaluated cattle at the contest. More than 200 Junior and Senior College students were entered, as well as approximately 100 4-H and FFA members. Collegiate students evaluated 10 classes, which were comprised of haltered purebred breeding heifers, purebred bulls, and prospect steers as well as feedlot steers.

Students placed each class of four head, and then defended their placings to officials through oral reasons. Collegiate students gave six sets of reasons, while senior youth (4-H and FFA members) gave three sets of reasons. Junior youth (4-H and FFA members) competing for the first time answered two sets of questions, instead of presenting oral reasons.

The 11 states included: Nebraska, Colorado, Wyoming, Kansas, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Oregon, Idaho and California.

Many producers from across the state donated the use of their cattle during the contest, and allowed youth involved the opportunity to evaluate high-quality classes.

“Livestock judging helps students develop lifelong skills in livestock evaluation, teamwork and decision making and public speaking. Long after their judging careers are over, these students will be able to take the lessons they have learned and apply them to everyday situations in the livestock industry. The students who competed in the livestock judging contest are the future of our industry, and the talent displayed at the 2011 NCC Livestock Judging Contest was tremendous,” said Darcy Sexson of Gordon, NE.

The NCC contest is sponsored by the Nebraska Cattlemen’s Classic and organized by Matt Ellicott, Livestock Judging Coach and Extension Ecuador at University of Nebraska-Lincoln and by Mike Roeber, Livestock Judging Coach and Instructor at Northeastern Community College. Numerous officials, UNL students and other volunteers also helped make the contest a success.

The Nebraska Cattlemen’s Classic Livestock Judging Contest was held Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011 at the Buffalo County Fairgrounds Exhibit Building in Kearney, NE.

Over 300 students from 11 states evaluated cattle at the contest. More than 200 Junior and Senior College students were entered, as well as approximately 100 4-H and FFA members. Collegiate students evaluated 10 classes, which were comprised of haltered purebred breeding heifers, purebred bulls, and prospect steers as well as feedlot steers.

Students placed each class of four head, and then defended their placings to officials through oral reasons. Collegiate students gave six sets of reasons, while senior youth (4-H and FFA members) gave three sets of reasons. Junior youth (4-H and FFA members) competing for the first time answered two sets of questions, instead of presenting oral reasons.

The 11 states included: Nebraska, Colorado, Wyoming, Kansas, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Oregon, Idaho and California.

Many producers from across the state donated the use of their cattle during the contest, and allowed youth involved the opportunity to evaluate high-quality classes.

“Livestock judging helps students develop lifelong skills in livestock evaluation, teamwork and decision making and public speaking. Long after their judging careers are over, these students will be able to take the lessons they have learned and apply them to everyday situations in the livestock industry. The students who competed in the livestock judging contest are the future of our industry, and the talent displayed at the 2011 NCC Livestock Judging Contest was tremendous,” said Darcy Sexson of Gordon, NE.

The NCC contest is sponsored by the Nebraska Cattlemen’s Classic and organized by Matt Ellicott, Livestock Judging Coach and Extension Ecuador at University of Nebraska-Lincoln and by Mike Roeber, Livestock Judging Coach and Instructor at Northeastern Community College. Numerous officials, UNL students and other volunteers also helped make the contest a success.


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