Troy FFA hosts dairy judging at 2 Bradford County farms

PHOTO PROVIDED Hannah Houseknecht gives a set of reasons in a group discussion during a dairy judging event.

On April 6, the Troy FFA hosted A Bradford County Dairy Judging career development event. Other schools in attendance included Athens, Canton and Northeast Bradford.

The groups visited two farms where they judged six classes and gave two sets of reasons. First, they visited Thomascrest farms, where they judged three color breed classes — brown Swiss, milking shorthorn and a Jersey reason class.

The official placings for these classes were determined by Dean Jackson.

Later, the groups visited Bruce King’s herd where they judged three Holstein classes including a 2-year-old reason class, 3-year-olds and winter yearlings. These classes were judged by Abbie Evans.

At both farms, the official judges ran a group discussion about each class. The day ended with each student reciting two sets of reasons for the Jersey and Holstein 3-year-old classes.

Troy members were very successful, with six people placing in the top 10. Hannah Houseknecht was first, Kendal Jenkins was fourth, Hope Houseknecht was sixth, Tiffany Hart was seventh, Lanaya Kenyon was ninth, and Corey Davis was 10th.