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UW Livestock Judging Team Completes Spring Season with Top-10 Finishes

April 13, 2016

The University of Wyoming livestock judging team finished its spring season with top-10 finishes at each contest.

“The seven individuals on the team have put in countless hours this spring to achieve what they have,” says Coach Caleb Boardman, a lecturer in the UW Department of Animal Science. “I am proud of each of them and the progress they have made this spring. The potential for the fall contests is unlimited in this group.”

The UW team finished seventh at the February Nebraska Cattlemen’s Classic in Kearney, Neb. BW Oschner, Torrington, was high individual in reasons and 11th overall; and Sadie Yates, Hesperus, Colo., was high individual in feedlot cattle, seventh in placings and 14th overall. Tate Chamberlain, Casper, was 10th in reasons and 16th overall. Bobby Dorvall, Fromberg, Mont., was eighth in placings and 18th overall.

The team was eighth among 26 teams, and 240 competitors, at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

“This was the first top-10 finish for UW at Houston since 2004 and the highest finish since the 1995 team was also eighth,” Boardman says. “The reasons score for the team was also the highest score for UW at this contest since 1995.”

The team was eighth in reasons and cattle, and ninth in swine.

Bill Dalles, Laramie, was sixth in swine and 21st overall. Ochsner was 18th in reasons, 21st in cattle and 29th overall. Dorvall finished 17th in cattle and 39th overall.

The Department of Animal Science will offer a livestock judging camp June 6-8 for 4-H and FFA members, Boardman says. Information is available at the department’s website.

group of people standing behind cattle in a pen

Members of the UW livestock judging team with Brahman bulls they judged at the V8 Ranch near Wharton, Texas. From left are BW Ochsner, Torrington; Bobby Dorvall, Fromberg, Mont.; Sadie Yates, Hesperus, Colo.; Nolan Woodruff, Ventura, Calif.; Bill Dalles, Laramie; Molly Diefenbach, Bellfonte, Pa.; Tate Chamberlain, Casper; and Coach Caleb Boardman. (UW Photo)

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