Winners Take Home Scholarships in AFR Cattle Grading Competition at Southern Plains Farm ShowFri, 20 Apr 2012 20:07:48 CDT
Thirty scholarships totaling $6,300 were awarded to winners of the American Farmers and Ranchers Commercial Cattle Grading Scholarship Competition at the Southern Plains Farm Show. Scholarships were awarded to the top three FFA teams, the top three 4-H teams, the top three individuals from FFA and the top three individuals from 4-H.
The first place winner for individual FFA members was Aeschili Truesdell of Nowata with a score of 444 points. As the top finisher overall, Truesdell took home the competition's top prize of the $2,000 Rick Jones Memorial Scholarship.
Close behind Truesdell was second-place finisher Carlee Robins of Perkins-Tryon. Robins scored 440 points. The third-place winner was Landom McGarrah of Wyandotte, posting a score of 440 points.
In the 4-H individual competition, Michaela Branen with the Rogers County #1 team took top honors with a score of 442. Stetson Richards of Oktaha #1 placed second with a score of 430 points. Third place went to Mazie Richards from Oktaha #2 with a total of 430 points.
In the FFA team competition, Nowata took first place with a score of 1286, Wyandotte took second place with 1278 points, and Perkins-Tryon came in third with a score of 1252.
Rogers County #1 took first place in the 4-H team division with 1277 points. Oktaha #1 took second prize with a score of 1261 points and Oktaha #2 came in third with a total of 1239 points.
The contestants attended a one-hour seminar on grading presented by Gary Bledsoe of the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture. The contestants then graded 15 head using the criteria covered in the seminar.
Competition winners also received gift cards to Tener's Western Outfitters.
Click here to go to RON's Southern Plains Farm Show Flickr page and see pictures of the competition and all the winning contestants.
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