Colorado State Student Livestock Judges Get High Marks in Recent Southwest Livestock Exposition Competition

Colorado State University’s livestock judging team performed well at the recent Southwest Livestock Exhibition in Fort Worth, Texas, coming in third high overall as a team.

Competing against 18 other teams, Colorado State’s group was named first high in judging swine, fourth high in judging sheep and fourth high in "oral reasons" (the part of the competition requiring student judges to defend their reasoning).

Landon Gates of Yuma, Colo., was high individual in beef cattle and fourth high overall out of 100 students. Jeff Seibert of Miles City-Billings, Mont., was second high individual in sheep, and Jared Murnin of Miles City, Mont., was fourth high individual in sheep and fourth high individual in swine.

Amanda Ziehl of Caspar, Wyo., was third high individual in swine and Elizabeth Mosey of Spokane, Wash., was fifth high individual in the horse division.

In addition to those mentioned, the nine-member team included Tanner Machado of Choteau, Mont.; Sarah Pierce of Divide, Colo.; Morgan Sartini of Foster, R.I; and Kathy Whitman of Kiowa.

Team coach was Brett Kaysen, an instructor in animal sciences and a Fort Collins resident.