Teams showcase livestock skills

From News ReleaseMay 16, 2014 

State FFA President Carmen Honeycutt, third from left, is shown with students from Corinth Holders High School. They are, from left, Ben Watkins, Heather Kirby, Katelyn Honeycutt, Ally Edwards, Holly Price, Casey Sanders and Jerry Deloatch. Not pictured is Marcy Price.

JOHNSTON COUNTY SCHOOLS

Teams from Corinth Holders High School competed recently in FFA livestock-judging contests.

The senior team of Ben Watkins, Katelyn Honeycutt, Holly Price and Jerry Deloatch placed fifth in the East Central Region and fourth in the Johnston Federation. Individually, Honeycutt placed sixth in the region, and Price placed fifth.

The junior team of Ally Edwards, Marcy Price, Casey Sanders and Heather Kirby placed second in the state, first in the East Central Region and first in the Johnston Federation. Individually, Edwards placed sixth in the state and first in the region. Sanders was ninth in the region.

Scores are based on how well students apply the livestock-evaluation skills learned in the classroom. Each team evaluates six classes of animals – breeding cattle, market cattle, breeding sheep, market sheep or lambs, market swine and breeding swine. They must then defend the reasoning behind their evaluations to a panel of judges. The competition requires an understanding of animal science and herd management.

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