Custer County 4-H teams fare well in judging contest

By Star Staff

STAR PHOTO/Sharon Moore

Area 4H and FFA members judge a pen of livestock at the Miles Community College Ag Advancement Center on Feb. 2. There were 86 participants from nine towns, including 20 participants from Miles City. Custer County 4-H teams were highly successful in the competition.

Custer County 4-H teams swept the annual Cowtown Beef Breeders Livestock Judging Contest held on Feb. 2 in the Miles Community College Ag Advancement Cente just west of Miles City. The teams earned first and second places in the Overall Junior Division as well as a first place team in the Senior Division. The contest is unique in that it is entirely a beef judging competition, according to a news release from the Custer County Extension Office. Custer County 4-H members also fared well in the individual awards with junior member Andy Moore and senior member Lindsay Brence each taking a first place in both the overall ranking and the contest for Oral Reasons. Custer County teams placed first and second in the team reasons competition in the senior division and first, third and fourth in the Junior Division.

Members of the Custer County junior teams follow. Team 1 — Kailey Brimmer, Carlee Jones, Laney Jones and Andy Moore. Team 2 — Cadence Blankenship, Sophie David, Brandi Gruba and Saige Kelly. Team 3 — Kinzie Brimmer, Riley Jones, Taw Jones and Paige Shaw. Team 4 — Teegan Brimmer, Anna David, Cadence Shaw and Robin Lediholt. Team 5 — Ryan Paxon.

The members of the Custer County senior team are Lindsay Brence, Brooke Leidholt, Libby Twitchell and Sage Zook. The annual contest is sponsored by the Miles City FFA, Custer County 4-H, Miles City Area Chamber of Commerce and Miles Community College. It is held in conjunction with the annual Cowtown Beef Breeders Show sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce. Members of 4-H from six counties and FFA members from five area schools participated in the contest with 86 young people posting scores for the event. The final placings for the various events follow.

Junior Teams

1st — Custer County 4-H Junior 1 2nd — Custer County 4-H Junior 3 3rd — Sweet Grass County 4-H 4th — Prairie County FFA 5th — Custer County 4-H Junior 2

Senior Teams

1st — Custer County 4-H Senior 1 2nd — Richland County 4-H 3rd — Forsyth (Rosebud County) FFA 4th — Grass Range FFA 5th — Prairie County FFA

Junior Individuals

1st — Andy Moore, Custer County 4-H 2nd — Max Eaton, Prairie County FFA 3rd — Coulter Rein, Sweet Grass 4-H 4th — Paige Shaw, Custer County 4-H 5th — Robin Leidholt, Custer County 4-H

Senior Individuals

1st — Lindsay Brence, Custer County 4-H 2nd — CJ Nevins, Richland County 4-H 3rd — Brooke Leidholt, Custer County 4-H 4th — Sage Zook, Custer County 4-H 5th — Libby Twitchell, Custer County 4-H