The Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (NEO) Livestock Judging Team traveled to Oklahoma City on the weekend of January 13, to participate in the inaugural Cattlemen’s Congress. With OSU A&M Board of Regents member Jarold Callahan on its Board of Directors, the Cattlemen’s Congress was established in fall 2020 to provide a grand event for the show, competition, and sale of high-quality livestock. The first competition of the year, NEO Livestock Judging placed top-five, with a fourth-place finish in the hogs category, and a top-ten finish in the categories of cattle, sheep/goats, and oral reason. In addition to the team finishes, Macomb, Ill., sophomore Riley Smith placed seventh in hogs, eleventh in sheep, and twelfth overall.
“The NEO Livestock Judging Team had an impressive finish at the Cattlemen’s Conference,” said Dr. Mary Booth, NEO Agriculture department chair and coach. “I congratulate them for their efforts and wish them luck in the rest of the season.”
The NEO team consisted of Smith, Caleb Wamsley, Kaleb Lunstra, CJ Calmus, Taylor Barber, Matt Breedlove, Wyatt Helms, Levi Perry, Norman Highfill, and Lincoln Hart. The team’s assistant coach is H.C. Neel. For more information on NEO Agriculture, contact Brittany Parker at firstname.lastname@example.org. (Photo from left: Riley Smith, Caleb Wamsley, Kaleb Lunstra, CJ Calmus, Taylor Barber, Matt Breedlove, Wyatt Helms, Levi Perry, Norman Highfill, and Lincoln Hart.)