The University of Illinois Livestock Judging Team cleaned house at the All-East Invitational Judging Contest, in Versailles, Kentucky, last week. The team competed in three days of contests, including evaluation, selection, and judging. As a team, they won the combined, 3-day contest by a margin of 586 points taking home the high team award in all three categories of sheep, swine, and cattle. Individually in the overall contest, Kaylie Huizenga was 1st; Maggie Sweppy, 2nd; Cody Hadden, 4th; Megan Myerscough, 5th; and Jason Bedwell, 6th. Team members include Huizenga, Sweppy, Hadden, Myerscough, Bedwell, and Cara Thiems. The team is coached by Parker Henley and Jack Oattes, beef nutrition graduate students in the University of Illinois Department of Animal Sciences. Congrats on this outstanding accomplishment!

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