If you’re a current subscriber, log in below. If you would like to subscribe, please click the subscribe tab above.
Username and Password Help
TAYLORVILLE — JWCC Livestock Contest. From left: Liam Steward, Audrey Curtin, Waylon Paulek, Cole Paulek, Lizzie Schafer, Drew Mickey, Emma Pistorious. Back row: Ben Wamsley, Chloe Grant, Jay Bliler
TAYLORVILLE — The Christian County 4-H Blue Ribbon club members have been working extremely hard practicing their livestock judging skills in preparation for several contests through- out the state and nation. Recently the team put on a dominating performance at the JWCC Livestock Judging Contest. At this contest, multiple team members competed against teams from
around the state and
Missouri. Contestants judged seven classes of livestock before answering questions on three class- es. The Christian County Judging Team has been working toward competi- tive contests for the past 3 years.. Two teams judged at the contest, one in the Junior Varsity Division and one in the Varsity Division. The JV team placed first overall, first in cattle, and first in sheep. The Varsity team was sec- ond overall, 1st in beef,
and in the top 5 teams in sheep and swine. The JV team had three individuals that had an outstanding day. Audrey Curtin led the team by being named high individual in the contest, winning the cattle divi- sion, and being in the top ten in sheep and swine divisions. Waylon Paulek was second overall, first in sheep, and second in beef. Jay Bliler was 3rd overall and 2nd in swine, Liam Steward was 2nd in beef. Other team members were Chloe Grant and Ben Wamsley. In the varsity division Drew Mickey was 7th Overall, Emma Pistorious was 9th overall, Lizzie Schafer was 12th, and Cole Paulek was 3rd in cattle. This team plans to continue to compete at the state and national
level contests throughout the fall and spring. Several of these members are in pursuit of college scholar- ships for their livestock judging talent and abili- ties.