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Brennen helps team place second at meat evaluation competition

 

Brennen helps team place second at meat evaluation competition

Brennen North of Wolcottville was a member of the Illinois Central College (ICC) Livestock Judging team that won second place overall team honors at the North Central Meat Animal Evaluation Contest in Madison, Wisc. North also placed 10th in the breeding animal division.

At this contest, participants made estimates on the carcass merit of beef, swine, and sheep and also calculated the market price for those animals based on their estimations. The contestants also evaluated different groups of animals in a breeding animal division and answered questions from contest officials. A third portion of the contest was a meats category in which the students evaluated and ranked carcasses and calculated the market price.

Students from 13 two-year colleges and four-year universities competed in this contest. The ICC team placed second overall to the University of Illinois. ICC also placed second in market animal evaluation, third in sheep, and fourth in the categories of beef, swine, and breeding animal.

The team is coached by Grant Grebner.