Two FFA teams compete at River Falls


The horse team consists of, from left, Caitlin Miner, Kaysie Vreeman and Emily Miner. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Jacob Welch, left, and Nolan Fetterly make up the general livestock team. SUBMITTED PHOTO
By : 
JENNA SCHMIDT
FFA Reporter

The general livestock and horse career development event (CDE) teams from the Spring Valley Wykoff FFA chapter attended the region competition Oct. 12 in River Falls, Wisconsin.

The horse team consisting of Caitlin Miner, Emily Miner, and Kaysie Vreeman placed 19th overall as a team. The team judged various items, such as the trail pattern, English hunt pleasure, mare halter, and gelding halter, at its contest. They also gave oral reasons and took a written test.

Caitlin Miner, who placed 32nd individually, said, “The judging went OK but all of the horses were very good, which made the judging more difficult. River Falls is always a good host and they were really organized and ready to go. They had good horses, riders, and patterns.”

Overall, the team members are proud of how they competed at contest.

The livestock CDE team consisted of Jacob Welch and Nolan Fetterly. The two placed 26th overall as a team. The two judged market lambs, meat goat does, breeding gilts, market hogs, heifers, and steers.

They also had to give reasons on the heifer class, which Welch said he found difficult because he didn’t feel confident in the placing.

Fetterly and Welch also participated in a team activity where they selected bulls then answered questions based on which bull would sire the lightest calves, the most milk production, the most calf production, and the heaviest calves.