The District I FFA Dairy Cattle Judging CDE (Career Development Event) was recently held.

The Dairy Cattle Judging CDE is an educational activity designed as a practical method of teaching students to select quality dairy cattle. Students were challenged with pedigree evaluation, sire selection, linear evaluation, a written test, placing classes and writing class reasons.

Earning first place from the Anthony Wayne Chapter was Taylor Common; second place went to Callie Seedorf of Patrick Henry; third to Caleb Schlie, Edgerton; fourth to Sarah Millikan, Patrick Henry; fifth to Spencer Meyer, Four County Career Center; sixth to Will Seedorf, Patrick Henry; seventh to Hunter Leonard, Tinora; eighth to Natalie Meyer, Patrick Henry; ninth to Shealyn Martin, West Unity; and 10th to Trey Schroeder, Wauseon.

Team placings were: 1 – Patrick Henry; 2 – FCCC; 3 – Edgerton; 4- West Unity; 5 – Archbold; 6 — Otsego; 7- Wauseon; 8 – Delta; 9-Liberty Center; and 10- Tinora.

The Dairy Foods CDE was also held last month. The focus of the Dairy Foods CDE is on achievement of high quality raw milk, federal milk marketing orders and attributes of selected products of milk. The student takes a written test and then distinguishes milk quality and safe milking equipment. They also identify dairy by-products and determine real and unreal milk products.

First place individual was Kaleb Barnes, Delta; second was Weston Ruffer, Archbold; third place was Brooke Vanderveer, Fayette; fourth place was Ashley Creps, Delta; fifth place was Zeph Siefker, Wauseon; sixth place was Caleigh Keller, Fayette; seventh place was Amber Gaona, Fayette; eighth place was Lucy Jones, Liberty Center; ninth place was Heather Vollmer, Edgerton; and 10th place was Andrew Perez, Wauseon. Team placings were: 1. – Fayette, 2. – Delta, 3. – Archbold, 4. – Wauseon, 5. – Liberty Center, 6. – Oak Harbor, 7. – Fairview, 8. – Holgate, 9. – Tinora, 10. – Edgerton.

FFA CDEs are an extension of the local agricultural education classroom and serve as an authentic application of the curriculum in which students are instructed. With over 300 careers in agriculture, food, fiber and natural resources, FFA members can look forward to unlimited success.

(Information courtesy of Pettisville FFA.)


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