Youngsters learn practical judging skills

A group of hardy Dawson and Buffalo county 4-H’ers and FFA members sharpened their livestock judging skills at the 4-H Beef Judging Clinic at Darr Feedlot.

“This continues to be a top educational opportunity for 4-H’ers of any age,” said Bruce Treffer, Dawson County Extension educator. “The 4-H livestock judging program provides the decision-making and communication skills needed to make the difference for many successful people.”

After judging the animals provided by Darr Feedlot, participants received the following ribbon awards:

Senior Class

Purple: Tigh Renken, Bertrand; Patrick Peterson, Gothenburg; Savannah Peterson, Gothenburg; Ralston Ripp, Buffalo County; Karlie Rumbeck, Buffalo County; and Jacob Rosse, Gothenburg.

Blue: Jace Russman, Gothenburg; Drew Franzen, Cozad; John Lauer, Gothenburg; Lucas Reese, Buffalo County; Tate Bartlett, Gothenburg; Logan Carlson, Gothenburg; and Zane Platter, Gothenburg.

Junior Class

Purple: Gracie Schneider, Gothenburg; Gage Andersen, Gothenburg; Spencer Walahoski, Overton; Parker Walahoski, Overton; Landon Platter, Gothenburg; Jacob Lans, Lexington; and Jaylee Pope, Buffalo County.

Blue: Greg Treffer, Cozad; Hannah Herrick, Buffalo County; Jordan Lans, Lexington; Hayden Russman, Gothenburg; Jake Burge, Gothenburg; Emma Peterson, Gothenburg; Sarah Treffer, Cozad; and Justine Pope, Buffalo County.

Red: Trevor David, Brady; and Jacie Wolfinger, Lexington.

Assisting with the contest were Shannon Peterson, Kim Russman, John Schroeder, Mitch Ziebell and Paul Peterson.

Bruce Treffer

Dawson County Extension