EWC Livestock Judging Show Team places at shows in South Dakota

Thursday, October 30th, 2014 • 11:01 am

The Eastern Wyoming College Livestock Judging Team traveled to the Western Junior Stock Show (WJLS) in Rapid City, SD and then to Northern International Livestock Show (NILE) in Billings, MT.

Matthew Johnson, freshman, Wheatland, WY showed a market pig and breeding ewe at WJLS. His pig was 2nd in its market class and Matthew was the Champion Senior Swine Showman. His breeding ewe was 4th in class. Although not on the judging team at EWC he also judged meats and livestock while there.

Zeb Rosencranz, sophomore, Beulah, WY; Hadley Brown, freshman, Hyannis, NE; Danae McGarvin, freshman, Ten Sleep, WY; Emily Garl, freshman, Mitchell, NE; Taylor Russell, sophomore, Gering, NE; Paige Alyward, freshman, Dickins, NE; and Kiernen Brandt, freshman, Cheyenne, WY all went to NILE. These students exhibited two heifers and one steer in the club calve show and sale for Ty Steben of Torrington, WY. The students had been divided into teams with each team assigned a calf to prepare and exhibit. They were responsible for the daily feeding and care of the animals for the weeks leading up to the show. Then at the show each team fitted and exhibited their animal. The steer was then sold in the club calf sale.

Also helping get these animals ready for the NILE were Shelby Cranston, freshman, Torrington, WY; Annie Butterfield, freshman, Worland, WY; Danielle Schainost, freshman, Yoder, WY; and Ashley Johnson, sophomore, Wheatland, WY.

The team will be traveling to Arizona Nationals in December and National Western Stock Show in January.

Matthew Johnson with his market pig

Matthew Johnson with his market pig

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