The 2013 Texoma Beef Cattle Judging Clinic was held Saturday, October 19 at the Henrietta High School Ag Science Facility. Fifty-six youth representing area 4-H clubs and FFA chapters judged six classes of breeding and market cattle.
Cattle providers were Graves T-Bar Ranch, Pullen Angus, PSR Simbrahs, D4 Angus, Conner and Holt Chambers, Klayton Hoff and Caden Robinson. The Clay County Beef Committee and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Clay County, host the event each year. The event was sponsored by First National Bank of Byers, Henrietta Branch, Legend Bank, Wichita Livestock Sales Company, Waurika Livestock Commission Company, Superior Livestock, Kerr Feed and Grain, Blake Brothers Ranch and PSR Simbrahs. Plaques and ribbons were awarded to the top six teams. The top individual in each division received buckles.
In the junior division, the Clay County 4-H team of Ashley Riddle, J. Davis, Jordan Davis and Bodee Franke placed first. Jordan Davis was the top junior individual. In the intermediate division, the Clay County 4-H team of Holt Chambers, Daniel Koetter, Elizabeth Koetter and Ethan Franke placed first. Haleah Harmon was the top intermediate individual. In the senior division, the Henrietta FFA team of Kolton Beeler, Austin Trent, Conner Chambers and Lindsey Crafton placed first. Kolton Beeler was the top senior individual. Also judging was Clay County 4-H member Landry Bennett, and Henrietta FFA members McKenzie White, Abbe Strickland, Trey Davis and Kandon Bennett.
Clay County Extension Agent Missy Hodgin thanks you to all volunteers who help make this event possible and Henrietta FFA for use of their facilities.