The members of FFA attended the 2021 Eagle Classic Livestock Judging Invitational in Canton-Galva to test their livestock judging skills. This was a beneficial opportunity for the chapter because multiple of the members are looking into judging livestock in college, so events like these will get them more experience.
Eight members participated in this event in hopes of learning more about livestock judging and staying involved with their group. Junior Emily Miser placed in both overall individual in pigs and overall individual.
“I was surprised I did well in pigs and not sheep and goats. I show all three of those species, but my main focus is sheep and goats. I was very excited to have placed in pigs,” Miser said.
Miser shows sheep, goats and pigs year round at many livestock shows. Her goal in the spring is to show every weekend. She goes to three shows in the fall and attends the county fair.
“We haven’t been given our scores, but I’m assuming I did decent in sheep, goats and cattle because I got 10th overall individual. I think the fact that I have been showing livestock for years helps me with livestock judging,” Miser said.