The Fort Hays State University livestock judging team recently had success at the Dixie National Livestock Show and Rodeo cattle judging contest in Jackson, Miss.
The contest consisted of 12 classes divided into four divisions: market animals; Bos Indicus Cattle, which originated in Southern Asia and are breeds which are suited for hot and dry climates; British breeds; and Continental breeds. The participants also had to give eight sets of oral reasons on the classes they judged.
The Tigers finished fourth in the market animal division, third in Bos Indicus cattle, sixth in British breeds, sixth in Continental breeds, and fifth in the reasons, all out of 14 teams competing.
Members of the team are listed by hometown and classification:
KANORADO: Aubrea Winter, junior.
KEARNEY, Neb.: Drew Buettner, senior.
MORROWVILLE: Justin Lehman, junior.
ONAGA: Alex Miller, senior.
SCOTT CITY: Chase Frank, senior.
UPLAND, Neb.: Justin Dallmann, junior.
WEST POINT, Neb.: Blake Denton, senior.