Front row (l to r)- Kaleb Lacey, Jacob Hanks, Trenton Geiler, Seth Shumate, Dylan Wagoner
Back Row (l to r)- Mason Robb, Ryan Matheny, Andrew Lybarger, Brody Huddlestun, Cotter Hiestand, and Dawson Carter
Effingham, Ill. – South Central FFA Members recently participated in the Section 19 Dairy Evaluation Contest.
The event was held at Bond County Fairgrounds. FFA Members participated in the Dairy Evaluation Workshop that was presented before the actual contest began.
Members were taught what character traits are favorable for dairy cattle to have that will allow for more production.
The Dairy Cattle Evaluation and Management Career Development Event helps students develop skills in dairy cattle selection and herd management.
Participants evaluate the cattle’s physical characteristics explain their various classes and analyze a herd record as a team.
Sandoval came in as the 8th place team in Section 19. Jacob Hanks of South Central FFA member did receive first place individual within Section 19; with a score of 355 and received a ribbon for his accomplishment.
The top 5 scorers for South Central FFA were; Jacob Hanks with 355 points,
Andrew Lybarger with 332 points, Lexie Reid with 315 points, Kaleb Lacey with 299 points and Cotter Hiestand with 296 points.
FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education.
Press Release and photo courtesy of South Central FFA