A Dunn County 4-H livestock judging team is headed to the state judging contest once again, this time in the senior division as several team members aged up this year from last year’s state runner-up junior team.

The team competed June 22 in the Wisconsin 4-H Area Animal Science Days competition in Trempealeau County where they judged beef, sheep, swine and goats along with answering questions, determining quality and yield grades of cattle, and giving oral reasons on their placing.

Besides being the first overall senior team and the top reasons team individual members placed very high. Erica Kinnard placed third overall, followed by Danielle Zukowski at fifth, Jack Edwards at eighth, Addie Grossbier at 12th, Kittrick Singerhouse at 13th, Andrew Zukowski at 18th and Rachel Grey at 20th. Coached by Jesse Singerhouse and Adam Zukowski, team members Erica, Danielle, Jack and Addie will represent Dunn County and compete in the state livestock judging contest in Lodi on July 24 with the winning team advancing to the national 4-H livestock judging contest.

Dunn County also fielded two junior members, with Emily Zukowski placing fifth overall and Reagan Singerhouse finished 14th out of nearly 40 junior competitors.

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Dunn County News editor

Barbara Lyon is the editor of The Dunn County News in Menomonie, WI.

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