Six Decorah FFA members traveled to Manchester on Friday, September 8th, for the state FFA dairy cattle evaluation, dairy handling, and milk quality competitions.
In the contest of dairy cattle evaluation, Brody Courtney, Kiele Eberling, Anders Lovstuen, and Creed Monroe placed second overall as a team with a gold rating. They also placed 1st place in the oral reasons class as a team. Lovstuen received first place in the oral reasons class and received second place overall in the individual competition. These students evaluated six classes of dairy cattle, gave a set of oral reasons, and took a test on dairy cattle production and management.
Logan Frye represented the Decorah FFA in the dairy handling competition and received a bronze rating. This contest is a dairy showmanship contest where members are evaluated on how they handle and present the animal for show.
Braunwyn Darrington represented the Decorah FFA in the milk quality and products contest. She placed 14th overall as an individual, evaluating a variety of cheese, milk, and milk product items. She also took a knowledge test and completed a milk pricing problem.
The Decorah FFA Dairy Cattle Evaluation team of (left to right) Anders Lovstuen, Brody Courtney, Creed Monroe, and Kiele Eberling placed second overall as a team and 1st place in oral reasons at the Iowa FFA State Dairy Evaluation Contest.
Anders Lovstuen of the Decorah FFA received first place for oral reasons and placed second overall in the state FFA dairy cattle evaluation contest.
Logan Frye represented the Decorah FFA in the dairy handling competition and received a bronze rating.
Braunwyn Darrington competed in the state FFA milk quality and dairy products evaluation contest and received 14th place as an individual.