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The Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (NEO) Livestock Judging Team traveled to Tulsa, Okla., to compete in the Tulsa State Fair Junior College Pro Contest. The show is the largest two-year college livestock judging contest in the nation. The NEO sophomore team claimed reserve champion honors during the show and earned second in the sheep/goats division, third in swine, and fifth in reasons. The freshman team also finished top-twenty in the Junior College Novice Competition. “I’m thankful for the success we were able to have and we are looking forward to the rest of the season,” said Head Coach Taylor Graham. “There is still a lot of work to do, but I am very proud of our teams and their hard work.”

Sophomores Mattie Haynes and Tanner Walden again led the team. Walden, an Animal Science major from Tonganoxie, Kan., finished reserve champion individual and reserve high in sheep/goats. Haynes, an Ag Business major from Jay, Okla., finished third overall after claiming high individual in reason and sheep/goats. Sophomore Paige Millard, a General Studies major from Bend, Ore., also made the top ten overall after receiving fourth in hogs and top 15 in sheep/goats. The NEO Livestock Judging Team now prepares for the American Royal on October 18. For more information about NEO livestock judging, contact Graham at taylor.graham10@neo.edu.

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