North Dakota 4-H livestock judging contest winners announced
Teams from Grant and Oliver counties in North Dakota placed first in their respective divisions of the state 4-H livestock judging contest held in Watford City, N.D., for the first time.
This year, the contest attracted 18 junior teams with 100 participants and 19 senior teams with a total of 86 participants.
Junior division top five teams and their scores were:
- First — Grant County, 1,413.
- Second — Adams County, 1,368.
- Third — Morton County, 1,357.
- Fourth — Foster County, 1,356.
- Fifth — Golden Valley County, 1,305.
Top 10 high individuals in the junior division and their scores were:
- First — Grady Bock, Adams County, 477.
- Second — Layton Redmann, Grant County, 477.
- Third — Kaitlyn Hauge, Grant County, 471.
- Fourth — Molly Hansen, Foster County, 470.
- Fifth — Landan Zenker, Grant County, 465.
- Sixth — Taylor Zenker, Grant County, 458.
- Seventh — Lucas Brown, Golden Valley County, 457.
- Eighth — Addison Dahners, Grant County, 456.
- Ninth — Sheridan Ellingson, Morton County, 456.
- 10th — Paige Zenker, Grant County, 455.
Senior division top five teams and their scores were:
- First — Oliver County, 2,081.
- Second — Ransom County, 2,068.
- Third — Morton County, 2,050.
- Fourth — Golden Valley County, 2,045.
- Fifth — Stutsman County, 2,027.
Top 10 high individuals for the senior division and their scores were:
- First — Jacob Klaudt, Oliver County, 703.
- Second — Lilly Solemsaas, Ransom County, 700.
- Third — Chance Manhart, Golden Valley County, 697.
- Fourth — Reanna Schmidt, Oliver County, 697.
- Fifth — Isabella Schaaf, Morton County, 687.
- Sixth — Anna Hauge, Grant County, 685.
- Seventh — Olivia Nitschke, Ransom County, 685.
- Eighth — Calli Mack, Stutsman County, 683.
- Ninth — Jamie Geyer, Ransom County, 683.
- 10th — Rachel Larson, Adams County, 682.
For more detailed results, visit https://www.judgingcard.com.
Leigh Ann Skurupey, interim chair of the North Dakota State University Extension Center for 4-H Youth Development and a 4-H youth development specialist in animal and equine sciences, is proud of the efforts of the youth who participated in this contest.
“You won far more during this weekend than a ribbon,” she says. “The life skills you gained preparing for this contest will last a lifetime.”