The Coshocton County Beacon October 11, 2017 - Page 15

OCTOBER 11, 2017 THE BEACON 15 General Livestock Judging Contest Results Jen Jones | Beacon A group of youth is pictured examining hogs during the livestock judging contest at the Coshocton County Fair on Tuesday, Oct. 3. Teams competed to list the animals in the same order of fi rst through fourth as the contest offi cial did. • First Place Senior Team: Moriah Quillin, Garrett Quillin, Maggie Miller • Second Place Senior Team: Shelby Cannon, Eden Ehman, Michaela White • Third Place Senior Team: Montana Seitz, Hayden McCoy, Cale Bible • Fourth Place Senior Team: Emily Bookless, Waverly Reidenbach, Ty Collins • Fifth Place Senior Team: Hunter Cannon, Ryan Greten, Lindsay Moran • The top 10 senior individuals: Lindsay Moran – 1; Maggie Miller – 2; Michaela White – 3; Shelby Cannon – 4; Hayden McCoy – 5; Justin Mason – 6; Montana Seitz – 7; Moriah Quillin – 8; Cal Shrimplin – 9; Garrett Quillin – 10 • First Place Junior Team: Jayden Rice, Hunter Meade, Aiden Brinker • Second Place Junior Team: Aaron Ward, Emma Ward, Allie Mizer • Third Place Junior Team: Kamryn McGinnis, Hope Mickle, Kaytee Rice • Fourth Place Junior Team: Annie Ward, Daisy Ward, Audrey Collins • Fifth Place Junior Team: Conner Webster, Layton Massie, Taylor Meade •The top 10 junior individuals: Aiden Brinker – 1; Audrey Collins – 2; Kamryn McGinnis – 3; Jayden Rice – 4; Conner Webster – 5; Hunter Meade – 6; Allie Mizer – 7; Kaytee Rice – 8; Emma Ward – 9; Taylor Meade - 10 Livestock judging contest teaches youth what judges look for COSHOCTON - On Tuesday, Oct. 3, a unique contest was held at Hunter Arena during the Coshocton County Fair. Th e 4-H Livestock Judging Contest brought youth from all over the county to learn what judges are looking for during the livestock shows many of them compete in. Th ere are six classes of animals to be judged, including market and breeding for swine, beef and sheep. All of the live- stock used belong to youth that showed at the fair. Th e participants were divided into junior (under 13) and senior teams (13-18). Ten teams of seniors and four teams of juniors competed to be named the best judges. In the fi rst round, the youth were di- vided into three groups. Each group was assigned a group of four animals (pigs, sheep or cows) to start with and they had 12 minutes to decide which animal de- served fi rst through fourth place. During the fi rst round, the participants had a card with questions to consider as they looked over the animals. Once they listed their choices, they gave their cards to their adult leader and waited to move to the next animal. No talking was allowed in the arena as they judged. During the second round, the youth looked at a diff erent set of livestock and didn’t have cards to guide them on their choices. Th ey had to remember what they had learned during the fi rst round and again, list their choices from fi rst through fourth place. Th e teams were striving to be the ones with the closest score to match the animals the offi cial chose. Lydia Ulry, from Johnstown, was the offi cial for the event. She looked over every animal before the youth arrived and listed her choices from fi rst through fourth and her reasons why she chose as she did. Th is is the second year that Ulry has helped with the contest at the fair. She was a member of the 2014 Ohio State judging team and did very well. “Some- times, there is a clear winner or loser in a group, but other times, the animals are all close and it can be hard to choose a clear winner,” said Ulry. When that happens, she tries to explain to the youth why she chose as she did. Emily Adams, from the OSU extension offi ce, organized the livestock judging contest. “We’ve been doing this class for decades, but it was always on Saturday afternoon. We decided to try Tuesday, since it’s not as busy a day for shows.” She explained that everyone interested in being in the contest met at the dairy barn to register and have their questions answered. “Some of these kids don’t show any of these animals. Th ey may have a poultry or rabbit project and just do this for fun and to learn. We even have a few that don’t have any type of animal project.” Adams said this is a great way for the youth to learn about other animals and that they give away cool prizes after the contest. “I just really appreciate all of the help with this contest. From the adult volun- teers to the youth who let us ‘borrow’ their animals. It takes a lot of help to do this.” Th e following businesses and indi- viduals contributed to contest awards: Coshocton County Farm Bureau, Seitz Cattle Services, Heritage Co-op, Warsaw Dari-Land, West Lafayette Coin Laundry, Locke Farms, Scott and Sheila Graves, Gerber, Locke Farms, and Peggy Sue’s Steak and Ribs. Warsaw Camp & Retreat 2nd handmade Annual Fall Bazaar & direct sales vendors October 28 th , 9:00am-3:00pm Warsaw Camp & Retreat Center, 818 Main St., Warsaw OH 43844 • Scentsy • Plunder Jewelry • Energy • Pampered Chef • UsBorne • Paparazzi Jewelry • Touchstone Crystals • Plexus • Younique • LuLaRoe • Damsel in Defense • Wildtree Organic • Juice Plus • DoTERRA • Premier Designs 2 Baked Goods Tables: • Cupcake Table • A team supporting Guatemala missions will have a variety of baked goods • Young Living Essential Oils • Tupperware • Lemongrass Spa • Perfectly Posh • Initials Inc. • NORWEX •Thirty-One 9 Handmade Crafter Tables: • Primitive • Polymer Clay • Paintings • Large Variety of Handmade Items By Jen Jones