Judgement Day | FFA hosts district livestock judging competition

AJ Grutsch | podcast editor

Wabaunsee FFA made use of a brand new agricultural facility to host this year’s district FFA Competition. 

Wabaunsee hosted the competition for the first time ever this year at the recently-constructed showroom. Prior to the new construction, Wabaunsee could never hold all the students and livestock. 

With the help of over 40 volunteers, all 25 schools were able to participate. The students also participated in fundraising to pay for the event and organize food. 

Students competed in food science and nursery landscape, along with livestock judging. For livestock judging, participants rank an array of animals from best to worst and give their reasons why. 

Wabaunsee students brought an arrangement of sheep, cattle, steers and hogs to be judged. These animals can be docked points for the way they walk, their size, and overall appearance. 

Freshman Dalton Debler placed 6th in livestock judging and freshman Kerrington McKinven placed 6th in Food Science. FFA Adviser Danny Davis said, “Any kid in the top ten is very rewarding.” 

FFA will compete at state May 3rd in Manhattan.

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