The judging workouts and classroom studying paid off for the Nevada FFA at the State FFA Livestock Career Development event, held at Iowa State University on Saturday, Aug. 24. The contest provided an opportunity for FFA members to display their agricultural knowledge and skills in the area of livestock evaluation. Activities included placing breeding and market classes of beef, swine and sheep; grading classes of beef, swine and sheep; and three sets of oral reasons.

There were 172 students participating from 49 chapters. Nevada placed 23rd out of the 49 teams to earn silver award placing. Special thanks to Dan Engler for setting up swine judging workouts. Also, thanks to Couser Cattle Company, Adrian Myers for sorting out market beef with scale tickets.

Some of the students are anxious to start preparing for the rigorous Iowa Cattlmen’s beef contest in December. Members of the FFA judging team were Jake Barker, Spencer Harrison, Taybor Johnson and Dylan Posegate. Mr. Cooper is the Nevada High School ag ed instructor and FFA advisor.