Section Dairy CDE Placement
Central FFA Members recently participated in the Dairy Evaluation Contest on March 19. The event was held at the Lucas Clanton Farm between Mulberry Grove and Vandalia. FFA Members participated in the Dairy Evaluation Workshop that was presented before the actual contest began that was taught by previous University of Illinois, Dairy Educator, David Fischer. Members were taught what character traits are favorable for dairy cattle to have that will allow for more production.
The Dairy Cattle Evaluation and Management Career Development Event helps students develop skills in dairy cattle selection and herd management. Participants evaluate the cattle’s physical characteristics, explain their various classes and analyze herd records. Cotter Hiestand placed 4th individually and South Central came in as the 2nd place team. Other top scorers for South Central were Riley Schaal and Alec Hiestand. The FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premiere leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education.
Pictured above: Front row (L to R) Morgan Robb, Kayley Lacey, Alec Hiestand, Cotter Hiestand, Riley Schaal, and Brandt Hiestand.