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WIU Livestock Judging Team Places Second at National Barrow Show

September 23, 2022

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MACOMB, IL – The Western Illinois University Livestock Judging Team captured second place in the overall team competition of the National Barrow Show Livestock Judging Contest Sept. 12 in Minnesota.

The team, advised by WIU Agriculture Associate Professor Mark Hoge, included: senior agriculture major Zach McCall, of Greenville, VA; senior agriculture major Nate Brookshire, of Woodland, CA; junior agriculture major Sawyer Schlipf, of El Paso, IL; senior agriculture major Caleb Boden, of Clear Brook, VA; senior Jeb Schwager, of Bellevue, IA; senior agriculture major Emily Fry, of Danville, IN; and senior agriculture major Dane Robertson, of Mooresville, IN. Other WIU students competing in the events included junior agriculture major Gage Tebo, of Idaville, IN; junior agriculture major Zach Cline, of Allenton, MI; and senior agriculture major Bree Gaffney, of Barneveld, WI.

Members of the WIU team claimed the Champion Truckload category, and also had a champion Berkshire gilt, which sold for $2,900.

For more information about the WIU Livestock Judging Team, visit /cbt/agriculture/livestock_judging.php.

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