County’s Senior Livestock Judging Team ends season with top finishes

The Rio Blanco County Senior 4-H Livestock Judging Team completed its 2015 season in top form on Friday in Montrose and went on Saturday to judge the 69th annual Gunnison County Livestock Judging Contest on Saturday.

RBC I The Rio Blanco County 4-H Livestock judging team completed the 2015 season at the Tri River Area Contest in Montrose on Friday and judged in the 69th annual Gunnison County Livestock Judging Contest on Saturday—possibly the longest-running 4-H contest of its kind in the U.S.


This photo was taken at the 2014 Colorado State Fair ceremony in Pueblo for the 4-H members who made the Junior and Senior All-State livestock judging teams. Rio Blanco County 4-H had four livestock judges make the all-state teams this season. From left to right are: Kenzie Turner of Meeker, a first-year member of the Junior All-State  Team; Samantha Lapp of Rangely, a two-year qualifier for the Junior All-State Team;  Coach Clint Shults of Meeker; Macy Collins of Meeker, a first-year member of the Junior All-State Team; and Madi Shults of Meeker, a fifth-year  member of the Colorado All State 4-H Livestock Judging Team. Of the 10 junior members making the all-state team, eight were from the Western Slope.


Kolbi (pictured above) and Kaden Franklin spent last week at the Denver Regional Junior Hereford Expo in Denver. They participated in a team-fitting competition in which Kolbi’s team was reserve champion. There was also a judging competition in which Kolbi finished fourth overall in the junior division and Kaden was fifth overall in the pee-wee division. Kolbi also showed two heifers, Hollie and Lille, in the bred and owned show. Hollie was second in class to the division champion and Lillie was second in class. Kaden showed Ginger in the owned-heifer show and was third in class. Kolbi was also chosen to be the 2014-2015 Colorado Hereford Princess.

Meeker’s Neilson on All-American Judging Team

MEEKER I All American Livestock Judging Team awards were announced during the awards breakfast at the National Collegiate Livestock Judging Contest in Louisville, Ky., on Tuesday, and Meeker can boast of a student on that exclusive team.

RBC 4-H livestock teams wins contest

This past weekend the RBC judging team competed in a double header and won them both. The junior team of Madi Shults, Macy Collins, Kenzie Turner and Marryn Shults judged the classes at the fourth annual Tri River Area Judging contest at the Montrose County Fairgrounds Friday. They won the team title and many individual […]