Sept. 27, 2012
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WTAMU’s Livestock Judging Team Competes in Kansas
CANYON, Texas—The West Texas A&M University livestock judging team traveled to Kansas Sept. 21-22 for a weekend of competition at the Flint Hills Classic Livestock Judging Contest in Eldorado and the Mid-America Livestock Judging Contest in Wichita.
At Flint Hills, the WTAMU team finished sixth overall and earned a second-place finish in sheep, sixth in cattle and sixth in reasons. The contest consisted of 14-placing classes and eight sets of reasons. Team members Jeff Long, a junior animal science major from Vernal, Utah, and Taylor Eurich, a senior agricultural education major from Keenesburg, Colo., placed second and third individually in the sheep division. Long, Eurich and Blaine Red, a senior agricultural education major from Sunray, placed in the top 15 in reasons out of more than 130 collegiate contestants.
On Saturday, Sept. 22, the group finished 11th overall at the Mid-America Classic and finished fourth in swine.
Overall, the team evaluated 28 classes of livestock and participated in 16 sets of reasons during the weekend of competition.