Both the junior and senior livestock judging teams competed at Area Animal Science Days in Columbia County.
For this competition, both teams judged market and breeding animals for beef, sheep, and swine. Juniors answered three sets of questions based off of the classes, while the seniors delivered two sets of reasons and answered one set of questions. Both teams will be moving on to the state competition on Monday, July 28 in Arlington.
The Junior Livestock Evaluation team ranked second in the overall team rankings. Placing in the top ten were Natalie Siedschlag of Watertown in second and Morgan Wollin of Watertown in fifth. Other members of the junior team include Riley Kappell of Lebanon and Mackenzie Schraufnagel of Beaver Dam.
The Dodge County Senior Livestock Evaluation team placed first in the overall team rankings. Placing in the overall top ten were Allison Schulz of Iron Ridge in first, Emily Schulz of Iron Ridge in second, and Sam Nehls of Beaver Dam in fifth. Other members of the senior team are Jesse Lynch of Reeseville and Paige Wollin of Watertown.
Becky Doman coaches both the junior and senior livestock teams.