Vernon County 4-H livestock judging team competes in Omaha

Friday, October 17, 2014
Pictured with their awards are; Payton Dahmer, Cara Comstock, Kaylee Farmer and Skyler Scotten. Submitted photo

Nevada Daily Mail

The Vernon County 4-H Livestock Judging Team recently competed at the 2014 Aksarben 4-H Stock Show's annual 4-H and Collegiate Livestock Judging Contest in Omaha, Neb.

The team consists of seniors Payton Dahmer and Cara Comstock, as well as juniors Skyler Scotten and Kaylee Farmer.

Results from the contest were:

Sheep/Goats: High Team, High Individual (Scotten), Second High Individual (Dahmer).

Swine: Third High Team, Fifth High Individual (Comstock).

Cattle: Second High Team, Third High Individual (Comstock).

Reasons: High Team, High Individual (Scotten).

Overall: High Team Overall, High Individual Overall (Dahmer), Third High Individual Overall (Scotten), and Fifth High Individual Overall (Comstock).

These four youth, as well as several others from the area, will travel to Indiana in two weeks to compete at the annual Boilermaker Contest at Purdue University, and the annual Stockmen Livestock Judging Contest in West Lafayette, Ind.

The team of Dahmer, Comstock, Scotten, and Farmer will continue competing this fall on their quest to the National 4-H Livestock Judging Contest in Louisville, Ky., which they qualified for by winning the Missouri State 4-H Contest back in September.

In addition to this, the team placed second at the Missouri State FFA Contest in April, enabling them to compete at the National Western Stock Show in Denver, Colo., in January.

Other contestants from Vernon County competing this fall include the Missouri State 4-H fourth place team of Hanna Miller, Paxton Dahmer, and Megan Yokley. They will compete at the American Royal Livestock Judging Contest in late October.

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