Posted at 2:53 p.m., Feb. 12, 2015

LCCC knows how to pick 'em

College livestock judging team gears up

The Laramie County Community College livestock judging team has “a really good eye for livestock”; on top of that, several students have finished in the top 10s in the past few events, said the college’s livestock judging coach.

From The American Royal in Kansas City, Missouri, to the North American International Livestock Exposition (NAILE) in  Louisville, Kentucky, then all the way back to Denver, Colorado, for the Western National Stock Show, LCCC livestock team has been traveling all over this winter season.

Next stop will be Kearney, Nebraska, Feb. 21 for the Nebraska Cattlemen's Classic, where Coach Jeffery Berry said the goal for the team is to win oral reasons. He said, “This is a very obtainable goal.”

The LCCC livestock team is composed of 15 students. However, only five will be chosen to compete in the Nebraska Cattlemen’s Classic livestock judging portion.

Livestock judging is the evaluation and overall examination of an animal’s traits and comparing it to other animals in a particular class to the ideal standards. Once each individually animal has been evaluated they must be assigned a rank for that class.

A typical contest consist of four types of animal (usually sheep, goats, pigs and cattle). The contestant will then place that group of animals in a ranking system of one to four (one being the highest).

After the teams have placed and assigned all the animals in all types to their evaluated spots they must back up why they placed the animals in those specific spots with “verbal reasoning.”

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