JWCC Announces Winners of Livestock Judging Contest

Front of JWCC Ag Center
October 29, 2020

John Wood Community College recently held its 17th annual Ag Alumni Association Livestock Judging Invitational with a virtual event held over three weeks this past September. The event was sponsored by ADM Animal Nutrition and Moorman’s ShowTec and presented by JWCC Agriculture Alumni Association and Livestock Evaluation Club. Four hundred ninety-three students from Illinois, Missouri and California high schools, FFA and 4-H clubs participated.

Schools included: AC Central, Brown County, Carrollton, Clinton, Farmington, Franklin, Griggsville-Perry, Illini West,, Macomb, Payson-Seymour, Pleasant Hill, Quincy, Southeastern, Taylorville, Triopia, Unity, Warsaw, West Central, West Prairie and Winchester, Jerseyville, Paris, Full Armor Christian Academy, in Illinois, and Scotland Co. and Troy in Missouri. Students from Adams County Beefers 4H Club, MJW 4-H Morgan Club, Clark County 4-H, of Illinois participated.

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 NCWHS FFA–Normal Community West High School

2nd Christian County 4-H
3rd Brown County FFA

Individual Overall Winners
1st Bailey Wadlow, Jerseyville 4-H
2nd Carter Hoge, Macomb FFA
3rd Chloe Boitnott, NCWHS FFA

Beef Team
2nd Griggsville-Perry
3rd Paris

Swine Team
1st  Christian County 4-H
3rd Liberty

Goat/Sheep Team
1st Normal West FFA Chapter
2nd Bushnell-Prairie City
3rd West Central FFA

Beef Individual
1st Chloe Boitnott, NCWHS FFA
2nd Carter Hoge, Macomb FFA
3rd Bailey Wadlow, Jerseyville FFA

Swine Individual
1st Ty Knodle, Christian County 4-H
2nd Bailey Wadlow, Jerseyville FFA
3rd Mara Ippensen, Liberty

Goat/Sheep Individual
1st Bailey Wadlow, Jerseyville FFA
2nd Carter Hoge, Macomb FFA
3rd Morgan Blessing, Memphis FFA

Cattle for evaluation were provided by Buea Shaffer of Mendon, Mike Tenhouse of Coatsburg, and the Illini Elite Simmental Sale Consignors; sheep were provided by DeHann Livestock of Taylor Mo.; goats were provided by Darr Farms of Fairmount, Ill.; swine were provided by Jack DeOrnallas and Dillon White of Jacksonville.


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.