Stutsman County 4-H teams compete in state livestock judging contest

The teams are coached by Jenny Vandehoven.

State Livestock Judging Team
The Stutsman County 4-H junior and senior teams competed in the North Dakota State 4-H livestock judging contest. Pictured, front from left, are 4-H junior team members Adam Ryun, Josh VanEpps, Madison Hofmann, Cierra Mack and Kylee Hofmann; and back, from left, are senior team members Billy VanEpps, Abby Helm, Alexis Vandeberghe, Kelsey Vandeberghe, Calli Mack, Abby Ryun. Not pictured is the teams' coach, Jenny Vandehoven. Submitted photo

The North Dakota State 4-H livestock judging contest was held in Watford City on March 6. There were 100 junior entries on 18 teams and 86 seniors on 19 teams at the event.

The Stutsman County 4-H junior team was Kylee Hofmann, Madison Hofmann, Adam Ryun and Josh VanEpps. The junior team placed 13th overall, and Kylee Hofmann placed 23rd individually in swine.

Senior team members were Abby Helm, Calli Mack, Cierra Mack, Abby Ryun, Alexis Vandeberghe, Kelsey Vandeberghe and Billy VanEpps. The senior team placed 5th overall.

The individual top 25 awards for both age groups are: Calli Mack, 8th overall, 25th in beef, 6th in goat and 5th in swine; Abby Helm, 16th overall, 9th in beef, 20th in reasons and 22nd in swine; Kelsey Vandeberghe, 25th in reasons and 14th in swine; Billy VanEpps, 23rd in goat and 17th in sheep; and Kylee Hofmann, 23rd in swine.

These judgers are coached by Jenny Vandehoven.


Anyone who would like more information about 4-H and the judging contests available should contact Robin at the NDSU Extension Stutsman County office at 252-9030.

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