The Casper College Livestock Judging Team, under the direction of Jeremy Burkett, ended the fall 2012 semester with wins in several contests, with both individual and team wins.
At the Flint Hills Classic Livestock Judging Contest in El Dorado, Kan., a total of 25 teams comprised of 150 individuals judged 14 classes and gave six sets of reasons.
Two Casper College freshman teams took wins, with the black team taking second and the red team taking third, both in sheep. Individually in the sheep category Colby Hales, Laramie, Wyo., took second; Bill Dalles, also from Laramie, took seventh; and Emily Hasenauer, Wallace, took eighth.
At the Ak-sar-ben contest in Omaha, both freshmen and sophomores competed individually and in teams. A total of 15 freshmen teams comprised of 75 individuals judged 12 classes and gave four sets of reasons. The Casper College freshmen team took first in swine, third in beef and reasons, and fifth overall.
At the Colorado State University Mock Contest in Fort Collins, Colo., 12 classes, representing sheep, goats, cattle, and swine were judged with eight sets of oral reasons on the same four species. Casper competed against the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, the University of Wyoming, Colby Community College, Northeastern Junior College, Northwest College, Fort Hayes State University, and Laramie County Community College.
The team had two individuals place at the American Royal in Kansas City, Mo.
At the North American International Livestock Exposition in Louisville, Ky., the Casper College team took fourth in swine, 10th in reasons, and 11th overall.
The team next competed at Oklahoma Panhandle State University in Goodwell, Okla. Casper College had both individuals and teams place at the contest, which combined senior and junior college teams and individuals.
At Oklahoma, Casper fielded three freshman teams. The red team took fifth in beef, third in sheep and reasons. The white team took fourth in beef, fifth in swine, second in sheep, and fifth in reasons. Finally the black team took first in beef, sheep, and reasons. Emily Hasenauer took fifth in reasons.
The freshmen headed to the Arizona National Livestock Show in Phoenix on Dec.30, while the sophomores will judge at the National Western Stock Show in Denver on Jan. 17–18.