Lowry woman wins award in national cattle judging contestIn its first competition of the year, a team of Minnesota students brought home reserve top honors from the National Western Stock Show Collegiate Judging Contest.
In its first competition of the year, a team of Minnesota students brought home reserve top honors from the National Western Stock Show Collegiate Judging Contest.
Minnesota team members along with their coaches, Kyle Rozeboom and Greg Harder, traveled to Denver, Colorado, where they competed against 135 contestants from 27 universities.
Competing in two judging events, the Minnesota team won reserve top honors in the Carload Cattle Judging Contest and placed 13th in the general livestock contest.
Two Minnesota students also earned top 10 honors individually in the carload contest; Amanda Zwieg of Lowry was sixth and Tyler Evink of Morris earned eighth high overall.
Zwieg was also a part of the team judging the carload contest.
The National Western Stock Show is the largest beef cattle show in the U.S.
In the carload contest portion, contestants rank a total of six cattle classes and answer 10 questions on one of the classes. Four groups of cattle are placed in each class, In the general livestock contest, teams judge 12 classes of beef cattle, meat goats, sheep and swine.