OSU livestock team earns All East honors in ‘most comprehensive’ event


FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Ohio State University Livestock Selection and Evaluation Team won the All East Contest for the second consecutive year.

Thirteen students coached by Tom Turner and Greg Meyer dominated the three-day event that included live market animal evaluation, breeding animal selection, and judging.

“The All-East is the most comprehensive livestock contest in the United States,” Turner said. “Our students demonstrated a grasp of all aspects of evaluation and selection.”

Wells leads team. Pacing Ohio State was Dan Wells of Chillicothe, Ohio, who was high individual in the three-day combined events.

David O’Diam of Farmersville, Ohio, was high individual in the evaluation division and third in the three-day total as well as high individual in swine evaluation.

Ashley Bushman of Pemberville, Ohio, was sixth in the three-day as well as high individual in sheep evaluation.

Andrea Garmyn of Hicksville, Ohio, was seventh in the three-day as well as high individual in beef evaluation.

Terri Specht of Sugarcreek, Ohio, was 10th in the three-day as well as high individual in the three-day beef division.

Ohio State was high team also in sheep evaluation and beef evaluation. The team finished fifth in breeding animal selection and third in judging.

Rest of team. Other team members included Sara Cleversy of Perry, Ohio; Nate Cooley of Williamsfield, Ohio; Tricia Drummond of Clarksburg, Ohio; Denetria Harding of Caldwell, Ohio; Kristine Hooker of Wakeman, Ohio; David Semple of Seaman, Ohio; Jason Waldock of Attica, Ohio; and Tommy Wells of Whipple, Ohio.

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