The Eastern Wyoming College Livestock Show Team and sophomore Livestock Judging team competed in the Iowa Beef Expo held in Des Moines, IA, February 13-17.
Sophomore judgers included Paige Aylward, Dickens, NE, and Regan Streeks, Harrisburg, NE. They judged 10 classes of cattle and gave 4 sets of reasons.
Shila Strain, Morrill, NE represented the show team with assistance from Paige and Regan after their events were completed. The Show Team took the lowline bull “LC Imperial Design 7C” which had been donated to the team by Dr. Edwin Bittner. The bull was displayed in the People’s Choice show and sale.
“This was a great opportunity for the students to network with some of the lowline breeders in the Midwest,” shared Coach Georgia Younglove. “The little bull was sold to a producer from Greene, IA and was one of the higher selling calves. The team still has a lowline heifer that Dr. Bittner donated in the fall of 2014. She will calve in July.”
The final judging trip of the year was to the Houston Stock Show and Rodeo. Six EWC students went including Aylward; Tracy Austin, Rozet, WY; Ashley Johnson, Wheatland, WY; Tailyn Miller, Cowley, WY; BobAnn Sinks, Jordan, MT; and Kaycee Gobble, Lewistown, MT.
The team had the opportunity to practice at the Oklahoma Youth Expo on their way to Houston.
“It was a great opportunity for our students to see not only some outstanding hogs but also a chance to see some Brahman cattle before we got to Houston which always has a class to judge,” shared Younglove.
Aylward placed 20th in swine out of the 115 Junior College contestants.
For more information about the EWC Livestock Show and Judging teams contact Dr. Younglove at 307.532.8374 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.