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Cherokee FFA hosts commercial cattle grading contest


The Cherokee FFA and 4-H had 17 members compete in the commercial cattle grading contest in Cherokee - (from left, first row) Teagan Rose, Gavin Guffy, Stetson Metcalf, Austin Hensley, Autumn McMahan, Kendal Collins; (second row) Juan Castro, Riley Hensley, Abby Guffy, Brant Failes, Breck Failes, Perry Poe, Price Poe, Aubree Hughes. Not pictured: Kaden Littlefield, Case Littlefield, Hannah Hensley.

On Friday, July 16, several FFA chapters, 4-H clubs and adults traveled to the Cherokee Salebarn to compete in the 1st Annual Cherokee Commercial Cattle Grading Contest. All contestants evaluated 15 animals following a cattle grading school presented by Cherokee FFA Advisor, Christy Snider and retired Perkins-Tryon FFA Advisor Roger Jennings. Upon conclusion of the contest, all attendees were fed a free lunch.

Awards were presented to the Top 10 individuals in each of the three divisions, FFA, 4-H and Adult/PeeWee. In addition to the awards, the top 4-H and FFA individuals received $100 c...

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