4-H & YOUTH — 4-H’ers Test Their Knowledge of Animals and Decision-Making Skills at PASE

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Congratulations to the Lancaster County 4-H’ers who competed at the state Premiere Animal Science Events (PASE) held at University of Nebraska–Lincoln East Campus on June 17–18. Photos are on Flickr at https://go.unl.edu/19palc.

The Livestock Judging Contest consisted of ranking classes of four animals from the most to least desirable. Classes included market and breeding beef, sheep, meat goats and swine. Youth also gave oral reasons to judges to defend their reasons for ranking the animals. A big thank you to coach Roger Bell, who spent countless hours working with the Lancaster County teams.

Junior team of Clara Johnson, Khloe Cuttlers, Olivia Vanderford, Tatum Terwillinger and Tayden Bell placed 3rd in beef, 6th in swine, 4th in Sheep/Goats, 4th in Oral Reasons and 3rd place overall. Individual results included: Olivia Vanderford (9th overall Beef, 7th overall Sheep/Goats), Tatum Terwillinger (4th overall Beef) and Tayden Bell (7th overall swine, 14th overall Beef, 8th overall individual).

Senior team of Cole Cooper, David Swotek, John Sump and Sarah Dilley placed 6th in Sheep/Goats and 4th in Swine. Individual results included: Cole Cooper (8th overall swine, 19th overall individual) and Sarah Dilley (20th overall Individual).

Noah Jelinek (11th place individual) and Khloe Cuttlers competed in the Poultry Judging contest. This contest consisted of two classes of judging hens for past production, oral reasons on a production hen class, grading eggs, grading ready-to-cook poultry and identification of ready-to-cook parts.

Clara Johnson competed in the Meats Judging contest which consisted of retail-meat-cut identification, food safety practicum lab exercises, a written test and two placing classes of retail cuts.