Area youth placed third at the State Livestock Judging competition in Ames recently. The Washington County 4-H team that earned third place in team reasons included Logan Sieren, Morgan Brinning, Ryan Chalupa and Luke Greiner. The team took fourth place overall. Sieren earned third place in individual places and fourth in individual reasons and fourth place overall out of 55 competitors.
Junior 4-H member Shae Becker (pictured above) earned first place overall and first place in the placings category in the junior division.
The livestock judging competition has students analyze animals and measure them against a standard that is accepted as ideal.