The Eastern Wyoming College Show Team traveled to The National Western Stock Show in Denver and brought home awards.
Producer Ty Steben’s pen of steers placed second in their class and all three sold through the prospect sale. Steben was able to watch both the show and sale with the students. Danielle Schainost, Yoder, WY, Emily Garl, Mitchell, NE, and Kiernan Brandt, Cheyenne, WY were the student exhibitors.
Dr. Ed Bittner, EWC Vet Tech instructor donated Lowlines and they placed 3rd, 4th (producer’s calf) and 7th in their respective classes. The percentage heifer was sold to a producer in Oklahoma. Based on recommendations from some of the Lowline breeders at the stock show, EWC will keep the fullblood and will work with Dr. Bittner to get her bred to calve in October of 2016. Dr. Bittner was able to attend the show and sale. The five students that attended were; Hadley Brown, Hyannis, NE, Danae McGarvin, Ten Sleep, WY, Zeb Rosencranz, Beulah, WY, Shelby Cranston, Moorcroft, WY and Paige Aylward, Dickens, NE.
The Dorsets brought home Champion Any Other Meat Breed Ewe, Reserve Champion Any Other Meat Breed Ram, and Champion Any Other Meat Breed Flock honors. The wether sire ram was 3rd in his class. Shelby Cranston was 6th in Breeding Sheep Showmanship and 6th with her ewe lamb in the junior ewe lamb any other meat breed class. Patti and Steve Griffith, Pavillion, WY are the producers of the Dorsets. The five students exhibiting were; Zeb Rosencranz, Shelby Cranston, Emily Garl, Ashley Johnson, and Matthew Johnson both of Wheatland, WY.
“There was some cross-over with students between the different shows but all together we took 10 different students. It was a long two weeks but very successful. Students had the opportunity to meet lots of different producers from around the country and we have Heath Laber, Longmont, CO a sheep producer that is going to hold a fitting clinic for our students,” shared Dr. Georgia Younglove, Livestock Judging Instructor.