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INDIANAPOLIS- Winners of the National FFA Livestock Evaluation Career Development Event (CDE) were announced on Friday at the annual awards banquet. The event was held in conjunction with the 85th National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis, Ind. Mr. Van Smith of Alabama served as superintendent of the event.

The top ten individuals and the national winning team members received cash awards to recognize their success in the event. The cash awards and the livestock evaluation event are sponsored by Bayer Animal Health, SureChamp, Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc. and Kent Nutrition Group.
The National FFA Livestock CDE is a competitive event that tests the student’s ability to select and evaluate livestock. Event components include eight evaluation classes of beef, sheep, swine, and goats; oral placement reasons on four classes; and a written exam on livestock production. A team activity, utilizing reproductive and marketing information, demonstrates the teams’ livestock selection ability. Each team in the event competed at local and state levels for the privilege of representing their state at the National FFA Convention & Expo.

This event, held at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis, Ind., is one of many educational activities at the national convention in which FFA members apply classroom knowledge to real-life situations.

1st Place– Oklahoma
2nd Place– California
3rd Place– Wyoming
4th Place– Kansas
5th Place– Indiana
6th Place– Florida
7th Place– Missouri
8th Place– Ohio
9th Place– Arkansas
10th Place– Colorado

Top Placing Teams
Katie Lippoldt, Kaitlin Pritchett, Matthew Walta, and Gatlin Squires, all of Kingfisher FFA
Kayla Hildebrand, Amy Hanks, Vanessa Soto, and Kayla Welcher, all of Templeton FFA
Allison Dolph, Lucas Drake, Mackenzie Klipstein, and Ted Weekly, all of High Plains FFA
Lane Mai, Clayton Moubry, Jordan Moubry, and Payton Stoppel, all of Russell FFA
Blake Ford, Heath Harper, Taylor Gamble, and Layne Lumley, all of Mc Cutcheon FFA
Drake Bishop, Katie Boze, Melissa Knowles, and Robert Wolford, all of De Land Hs FFA
Brody Cridlebaugh, Jake Letner, Kimberly Meinke, and Emily Schwenneker, all of Princeton FFA
Hannah Frobose, Logan Browne, Lane Kemner, and Diana Bushman, all of Eastwood FFA
Morgan Marley, Katlyn Tunstill, Wesley Henry, and Ashley Henry, all of Elkins FFA
Jaylinn Lohr, Courtney Klein, Wilson Ogg, and Kyndal Reitzenstein, all of Platte Valley FFA

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