After evaluating eight classes and presenting three sets of oral reasons, the Livestock Judging Team from the Uniontown FFA Chapter was named the State Champion team on Tuesday, May 7th in Manhattan, Kansas. The contest featured 75 schools of all classification levels from across the entire state of Kansas and 296 individual contestants. The team also ranked 1st in Cattle, 1st in Hogs, 2nd in Reasons and 2nd in Sheep and Goats.
Clay Brillhart led the team with a 2nd place individual performance and also tied for the High Individual in Reasons. Additionally, he was 1st in Cattle and 6th in Hogs.
Nick Hathaway came in 6th overall and ranked 8th in Cattle. Haydon Schaaf was 9th overall and placed 7th in Hogs. Makenzee Franklin was also on the team.
The livestock judging contest at the Kansas FFA State Career Development Events is considered the most prestigious contest among the many that take place in Manhattan, Kansas every May. Winning the contest qualifies the team to be the sole representative of Kansas at the 2019 National FFA Livestock Judging contest held in Indianapolis, Indiana in mid-October.
The team is coached by Uniontown FFA Advisor Scott Sutton.