WIU livestock judging team named high team overall in National Barrow Show

The Western Illinois University Livestock Judging Team was awarded the High Team overall at the National Barrow Show in Austin, Minnesota.

MACOMB, Ill. — The Western Illinois University livestock judging team was awarded the High Team overall at the National Barrow Show in Austin, Minnesota.

The 73rd annual show was a competition between 18 universities from across the country.

“Members of the WIU livestock judging team put in countless hours preparing for national competitions with practices most evenings and on weekends,” said team coach and Associate Professor of Agriculture Mark Hoge.

“It is great to see all of the hard work pay off for these talented undergraduate students. The WIU livestock judging team works very hard to represent WIU on a national level by fielding competitive teams each year and recruiting some of the best talent in the country.”

Individual results among WIU students include:

  • Logan Hebert, a senior agriculture major, Mattoon — 10th in Reasons.
  • Drew Lamle, a senior agriculture major, Fort Wayne, Indiana — sixth in Reasons and sixth overall.
  • Adam Gradert, a senior agriculture major, Geneseo — fifth in Reasons and high individual overall.
  • Devon Boyer, a senior agriculture major, Blandinsville — 11th overall.

The team will continue throughout the fall competing at other contests, ending with the national contest in Louisville, Kentucky in November.

For more information about the WIU School of Agriculture, visit wiu.edu/agriculture.

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