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JWCC Announces Winners of Livestock Judging Contest

JWCC main campus building
September 27, 2021

JWCC Announces Winners of Livestock Judging Contest

John Wood Community College recently held its 18th annual Ag Alumni Association Livestock Judging Invitational at the JWCC Agricultural Education Center, sponsored by ADM Animal Nutrition and Moorman’s ShowTec and hosted by JWCC Agriculture Alumni Association and Livestock Evaluation Club. Two-hundred and sixty students from 20 Illinois and Missouri high schools, FFA and 4-H clubs participated on event day September 17, 2021.

Schools participating included: Brown County, Carrollton, Farmington, Franklin, Griggsville-Perry, Illini West, Liberty, Payson-Seymour, Pittsfield, Pleasant Plains, Pleasant Hills, Quincy High, Quincy Jr. High, Taylorville/Christian County 4-H Club, Triopia, Troy FFA, Unity-Mendon, Warsaw, West Prairie and Winchester.

Livestock judging competitions help students learn to make decisions, strengthen and improve power of observation and apply scientific principles of animal growth and development. Evaluations included various species of cattle, pigs and sheep.

Winners in the Varsity Division:

Overall Teams

1st Troy, MO. Varsity A – Tyler Bruns, Aiden Hoyt, Bailey Shields, Jordan Shields

2nd Christian County 4-H A – Lizzie Schafer, Cole Paulek, Emma Pistorious, Drew Mickey

3rd West Prairie Varsity A – Brayden DeCounter, Owen Torrance, Graycyn Welsh, Grant Rauch

 

Individual Overall Winners

1st Laila Beck, Triopia

2nd Jordan Shields, Troy, MO

3rd Laura Stevens, Farmington

 

Beef Team

1st Christian County 4-H Varsity A – Lizzie Schafer, Cole Paulek, Emma Pistorious, Drew Mickey

2nd Troy Varsity A – Tyler Bruns, Aiden Hoyt, Bailey Shields, Jordan Shields

3rd Unity Varsity A – Ryle Duke, Andrea Schaffnit, Beau Shaffer, Bryson Muegge

 

Swine Team

1st Brown County Varsity A – Kennedy Gallaher, Marcus Perry, Marshall Gallaher, Max Perry

2nd Franklin Varsity B – Thad Bergschneider, Aubrie Schumacher, Trevor Colwell, Alaina Ford

3rd Liberty Varsity A – Travis Duke, Cody Ligget, Jacob Davis, Jordan Tjaden

 

Goat/Sheep Team

1st West Prairie Varsity A – Brayden DeCounter, Owen Torrance, Graycyn Welsh, Grant Rauch

2nd Troy H. S Varsity A – Tyler Bruns, Aiden Hoyt, Bailey Shields, Jordan Shields

3rd Troy H. S. Varsity B – Amanda Orth, Kyle Bruns, Parker Zerrer, Cole Zerrer

 

Beef Individual

1st Beau Shaffer, Unity

2nd Jordan Shields, Troy, MO

3rd Cole Paulek, Christian County 4-H

 

Swine Individual

1st Kennedy Gallaher, Brown County

2nd Aubrie Schumacher, Franklin

3rd Parker Zerrer, Troy, MO

 

Goat/Sheep Individual

1st Laila Beck, Triopia

2nd Braydon DeCounter, West Prairie

3rd Owen Torrance, West Prairie

 

Livestock Providers:

Shaffer Triple S Cattle Co. and 10H Farms for bringing steers.

Twin T Cattle Company and Boer Goats for providing cattle and goats.

DeHann Livestock and Tori Woods with Woods Wools for providing ewes.

Rob and Grayson Tedrow for providing gilts and DeOrnellas Premium Pork provided market hogs.


John Wood Community College is the educational link between business and community. JWCC collaboratively creates innovative and relevant academic and training programs with business leaders to educate young people and the workforce for today's needs and tomorrow's opportunities. JWCC has centers in Quincy, Pittsfield, Baylis and Mt. Sterling, Illinois. Programs include a comprehensive baccalaureate transfer curriculum, customized business training, career/technical degrees, certificates, and personal enrichment courses.