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Nebraska Cattlemen’s Classic Livestock Judging Contest in Kearney

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

Over 300 students from 11 states evaluated cattle at the contest. Over 200 Junior & 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 placing to officials through oral reasons. Collegiate students gave 6 sets of reasons, while Sr. Youth (4-H and FFA members) gave 3 sets of reasons. Jr. 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, 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, Neb.

The NCC contest is sponsored by the Nebraska Cattlemen’s Classic and organized by Matt Ellicott, Livestock Judging Coach and Extension Educator 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 to make the contest a success.

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

Over 300 students from 11 states evaluated cattle at the contest. Over 200 Junior & 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 placing to officials through oral reasons. Collegiate students gave 6 sets of reasons, while Sr. Youth (4-H and FFA members) gave 3 sets of reasons. Jr. 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, 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, Neb.

The NCC contest is sponsored by the Nebraska Cattlemen’s Classic and organized by Matt Ellicott, Livestock Judging Coach and Extension Educator 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 to make the contest a success.

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

Over 300 students from 11 states evaluated cattle at the contest. Over 200 Junior & 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 placing to officials through oral reasons. Collegiate students gave 6 sets of reasons, while Sr. Youth (4-H and FFA members) gave 3 sets of reasons. Jr. 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, 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, Neb.

The NCC contest is sponsored by the Nebraska Cattlemen’s Classic and organized by Matt Ellicott, Livestock Judging Coach and Extension Educator 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 to make the contest a success.

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

Over 300 students from 11 states evaluated cattle at the contest. Over 200 Junior & 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 placing to officials through oral reasons. Collegiate students gave 6 sets of reasons, while Sr. Youth (4-H and FFA members) gave 3 sets of reasons. Jr. 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, 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, Neb.

The NCC contest is sponsored by the Nebraska Cattlemen’s Classic and organized by Matt Ellicott, Livestock Judging Coach and Extension Educator 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 to make the contest a success.

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

Over 300 students from 11 states evaluated cattle at the contest. Over 200 Junior & 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 placing to officials through oral reasons. Collegiate students gave 6 sets of reasons, while Sr. Youth (4-H and FFA members) gave 3 sets of reasons. Jr. 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, 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, Neb.

The NCC contest is sponsored by the Nebraska Cattlemen’s Classic and organized by Matt Ellicott, Livestock Judging Coach and Extension Educator 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 to make the contest a success.


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