4-H'ers learn teamwork and cooperation as members
of a judging team while developing their decision making
skills. Competition is held in 10 different judging areas,
as well as outdoor meat cookery.
Results for the state competitions can be found below.
Each team or individual was previously selected as a
in regional competition. The state-winning teams and
high individuals receive plaques, out-of-state educational
or competitive trips and in some cases, savings bonds
as their awards.
The Loudon County 4-H livestock judging team took top honors in state competition, June 3, in Knoxville. Standing on the front row from left to right are John Goddard, coach; Cassie McConkey; Morgan Cox; Cody Hill; Emily Ivey; and Walt Dickson, coach; Standing on the back row from left to right are Ronnie Millsaps, Tennessee Farmers Cooperative (donor); Darrell Ailshie, Tennessee Livestock Producers (donor); and Shane Williams, Tennessee Cattlemen's Association (donor).
Cassie McConkey of Loudon County was the high scoring
individual at the State 4-H Livestock Judging Contest in Knoxville. She
is pictured with her coaches John Goddard (left) and Walt Dickson.
1. Loudon County
2. Lincoln County
3. Monroe County
4. Williamson County
5. Houston County
6. Hawkins County
7. Rutherford County
8. Obion County
9. Bedford County
10. Henry County
11. McMinn County
1. Cassie McConkey, Loudon County
2. Abigail Pollock, Lincoln County
3. Morgan Cox, Loudon County
4. Cody Hill, Loudon County
5. Emily Ivey, Loudon County
The winning livestock team will represent Tennessee at the National
4-H Livestock Judging Contest in Louisville, Kentucky.