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NEO Livestock Judging Places Ninth in the Nation at North American International

Miami, Okla. – Monday, Dec. 5, 2016 ¬- The Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (NEO) Livestock Judging Team travelled to Louisville, Ky. to compete in the North American International Livestock Show, the largest all-breed, purebred livestock event in the world. At the event, the team placed number 9 in the country with individuals taking home several awards.

The team of five placed fourth in the cattle performance category, with Coy Kern, sophomore from Duncan, Okla., leading the team in points, followed closely by Rachel Booth, a sophomore from Miami. The group also had top-ten finishes in sheep and reasons, followed by a top-fifteen finish in swine. Top scorers toward the ninth-place national finish were Rachel Booth, 943 points and Anna Grace Parnell, a sophomore from Stanton, Ala., with 925 points.

Parnell also secured a third place finish in individual cattle, while Booth earned fourth in the same category. Booth’s sixth place finish in reasons boosted her to a fourth place high individual award; two points shy of the third-place spot.

For more information about the Livestock Judging Team, contact Taylor Graham at taylor.graham10@neo.edu.

Individual Results:

High Point:
Rachel Booth – Fourth
Anna Grace Parnell – Top Twenty

Reasons:
Rachel Booth – Sixth
Anna Grace Parnell – Top Forty
Cody Heavin – Top Forty
Corey Pell – Top Fifty

Cattle:
Anna Grace Parnell – Third
Rachel Booth – Fourth

Sheep:
Rachel Booth – Top Fifteen
Corey Pell – Top Fifty
Cody Heavin – Top Fifty
Anna Grace Parnell – Top Fifty

Swine:
Rachel Booth – Top Twenty
Corey Pell – Top Fifty

Swine Reasons:
Corey Pell – Top Twenty
Cody Heavin – Top Twenty-Five
Rachel Booth – Top Forty

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