Gehls Among Livestock Judging Award Winners

The Garfield Loup Wheeler/Holt County 4-H livestock judging team recently won top honors at PASE in Lincoln.  This win qualifies the team to represent Nebraska at the National 4-H Livestock Judging Contest.  The national contest is held at Louisville, Kentucky, in conjunction with the North American International Livestock Exposition in November.
Judging in the intermediate division was Jace Stagemeyer of Page. Senior team members included Kodi Gehl and Neleigh Gehl of Bartlett, Casey Coburn from Atkinson, and Miles Stagemeyer of Page.
Jace Stagemeyer placed 1st in swine and 3rd in reasons for a 16th overall finish. Kodi Gehl placed 2nd in sheep, 3rd in reasons, 3rd in beef, and 28th overall.  Neleigh Gehl placed 1st in swine, 2nd in reasons, and finished in 3rd place overall.  Miles Stagemeyer was the 2nd high individual by placing 9th in swine, 3rd in sheep, 7th in reasons, and 4th in beef.  Casey Coburn was 95th overall.
Each summer, over 500 4-H’ers convene at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln East Campus to test their skills in animal science and family and consumer sciences during PASE (Premier Animal Science Events) and Life Challenge. Teens compete in a variety of different contests including livestock judging.