Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana

April 22, 2014

Two BHS FFA teams triumph

The Batesville Herald-Tribune

---- — The Batesville High School FFA chapter ventured to the Decatur County Fairgrounds, Greensburg, April 10 to participate in the annual Livestock Evaluation Career Development Event, reports Cassie Mumaw, the group’s adviser and BHS agriculture educator.

One hundred seventeen area FFA and 4-H members judged seven classes of livestock, including cattle, hogs, sheep and goats. Along with placing each class, they were required to give three sets of oral reasons to describe their placings.

“Batesville’s two teams had an outstanding day,” according to the adviser. The afternoon ended with a fourth place team of Kent Siefert, Chance Vankirk and Madison Schloemer, who were, respectively, 13th, 27th and 33rd overall. Batesville’s top team was victorious, taking top honors as the high overall team. Team members Megan Doll, Chad Emsweller, Annie Schoetmer and Jacob Schwab earned rankings of first, fourth, seventh and 10th overall in the individual contest.

All seven members will travel to Purdue University Saturday, May 17, for the state livestock contest.