Gallia County Farm Bureau hosts Second Annual Livestock Judging Contest

Gallia County Farm Bureau hosted the 2nd Annual Livestock Judging Contest Feb. 20 at the Gallia County Fairgrounds.

There were 379 students in attendance representing 28 different counties in Ohio and West Virginia. The students evaluated market and breeding classes for beef, sheep, goats and swine along with a swine keep/cull class. The students were also required to complete a market grid and written test. Top five individuals and top three teams for both high school and middle school divisions were awarded banners.

Top Three High School Teams:                    Top Three Middle School Teams:

1st – Ohio Valley FFA                                      1st – Gallia Academy FFA

2nd – Gallia Academy FFA                            2nd – Northwest -SCCTC

3rd – North Adams FFA                                  3rd – Ripley-Union-Lewis Huntington


Top Five High School Individuals:               Top Five Middle School Individuals:

1st – Isabella Crum                                         1st – Ephraim Fowler

2nd – Sadie Cummons                                   2nd – Lane Deel

3rd – Kensley Cornette                                  3rd – Jacey McWhorter

4th – Jeb Saunders                                         4th – Branson Miller

5th – David Raines                                          5th – Braelyn Schackart

Thank you to the Ohio State ATI Livestock Judging Team for coming to evaluate the classes for the day and presenting the final class places! A big thank you goes out to those individuals who allowed us to use their livestock for the day: Joey and Beth Graham- Graham Blessing Farm; Kyle Deel and Jake Bodimer – Ohio Valley Showpigs; Jordan Johnson- Johnson Show Cattle; Joe Arrington, and Steve Metzler. Also a thank you to those who helped us set up pens and prepare everything for the contest as well as the Gallia County fair board for allowing us to use the fairgrounds for the contest!   

We are so happy that we are able to host an event like this to help our youth prepare for future contests!

The mission of Ohio Farm Bureau is working together for Ohio farmers to advance agriculture and strengthen our communities.   

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