The State 4-H Livestock Judging Contest was held July 28 at Arlington. A team from Iowa County took top honors in the senior division. Team members include Erica Thomas, Morgan Fitzsimmons, Boone Schmitz and Reid Suddeth. They are coached by Jeff Thomas.
There were nine senior teams and 10 junior teams that participated. The contest consisted of evaluating classes of market and breeding beef, market and breeding swine, market and breeding sheep and Boer goats, as well as answering questions and giving reasons. These teams qualified for the state contest by being top teams at the district Area Animal Science Days that were held around the state in June.
The top three teams in the senior division will go on to represent Wisconsin at a national judging contest this fall.
The second place senior team is Waukesha County. Team members are Heidi Tremaine, Mason Rosciezewski, Alexa Roscizewski and Ceara Cull. They are coached by Karen Tremaine.
The third place team is Sheboygan County. Team members are Jared Beck, Kim Beck, Ashley Beck and Sarah Lillesand.
The fourth Place team is Manitowoc County. Team members are Michaela Remiker, Anatole Wiering, Vanessa Roberts, and Megan Greif.
The fifth place team is Jefferson County. Team members are Alexis Timmel, Ryan Isacsen and Jon Troiola
The top ten senior individual judges are:
Heidi Tremaine, Waukesha
Erica Thomas, Iowa
Hannah Taylor, Columbia
Morgan Fitzsimmons, Iowa
Boone Schmitz, Iowa
Michaela Remiker, Manitowoc
Reid Suddeth, Iowa
Jared Beck, Sheboygan
Kim Beck, Sheboygan
Rylee Black, Polk
The top reasons team was Waukesha County. Team members include: Heidi Tremaine, Mason Roscizewski, Alexa Roscizewski and Ceara Cull. The top five reasons individuals were: Heidi Tremiane, Waukesha; Hannah Taylor, Columbia, Erica Thomas, Iowa, Reid Suddeth, Iowa, Mason Roscizewski, Waukesha. Iowa County was the top team in beef, sheep and swine.
The top junior team was from Iowa County. Team members are: Logan Schmitz, Brady Palzkill, Haakon Schriefer, Cade Steffes. They are coached by Jeff Thomas.
The second place team is Marathon County. Team members include: Stephanie Witberler, Kailen Smerchek, Malorie Schmoll, and Hunter Falkowski.
The third place team is Columbia County. Team members are: Zachary Mickelson, Justin Taylor, Samantha Rake and Hayden Taylor.
The fourth place team is Chippewa County. Team members are: Blake Johnson, Tyler Johnson, Larissa Fossum and Johnathon Fossum.
The fifth place team is Dodge County. Team members are Morgan Wollin, Natalie Seidschlag, Riley Kappell and Mackenzie Schraufnagel.
The top 10 junior individual judges:
Hannah Tremaine, Waukesha County
Morgan Wollin, Dodge County
Logan Schmitz, Iowa County
Brady Palzkill, Iowa County
Zachary Mickelson, Columbia County
Blake Johnson, Chippewa, County
Haakon Schriefer, Iowa County
Justin Taylor, Columbia County
Ambrose Wiering, Manitowoc County
Natalie Siedschlag, Dodge County
The top sheep team was Marathon County. Iowa County was the top swine and beef team. The top reasons individual for juniors was Haakon Schriefer of Iowa County.