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Last season success for the Ohio State Livestock Judging Team

May. 10, 2013

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State Livestock Judging Team placed third at their last competition of the season to All East Livestock Evaluation Contest. In addition to placing third overall, the team ranked third in beef, second in swine, third in sheep for the 3-day competition. The team participated in this event held from April 11-13 in Knoxville, Tenn., on the campus of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. The 3-day competition covers the gamut of livestock appraisal, market animal evaluation and pricing calculations, breeding animal selection and a standard livestock judging contest. For the second year in a row, the OSU team brought home the banner as the high team in market animal evaluation and pricing, and finished third in the other two contests en route to a third place finish overall with all scores combined. Nearly 75 students from 11 other schools participated in this contest. Ohio State’s team members were well represented in the top standings of the combined event. Emily Limes lead the team as third individual overall. Joining Limes in the top 10 included Duane Shawk who placed 5th and Adam Fennig who was 10th. Justin Bachman was also sixth high individual in sheep.  The students also garnered several additional honors from each specific contest. Team members who attended this contest included: Bachman, Lancaster, Ohio, Fennig, Celina, Ohio, Paige Guenther, Rushsylvania, Ohio, Limes, Bowling Green, Ohio, Megan Moorman, Xenia, Ohio, Shawk, Bucyrus, Ohio and Rebecca Wallen, St. Paris, Ohio. Ohio State Livestock Judging Coach Kyle Culp was proud of the accomplishments the team had before the end of the school year. He said he knows the students will work hard during summer preparations to begin a successful fall judging season when returning from break. For more information about the OSU Livestock Judging Team, please contact Kyle Culp at culp.1045@osu.ed or 614-292-2201.