The Morton County 4-H Livestock Judging Team competed in the National 4-H Contest on Nov. 14 in Louisville, Ky. There were 34 teams competing and 124 individuals in the contest.
Team members are Sierra Ellingson St. Anthony, Jacy Hauge, Carson, Conner Kaelberer and Jess Sanders, both of New Salem. The team alternate was Jake Sanders, New Salem. Team coaches are Jackie Buckley, Mandan; Taylor Friesz, New Salem; Ben Tokach, St. Anthony and Luke Keller, Mandan.
The Morton team placed 18th overall in the contest and was third in swine, 12th in beef, 27th in sheep and 21st in reasons.
Individually, Jacy Hauge, placed 33rd overall, Jess Sanders 64th, Sierra Ellingson 66th and Conner Kaelberer 75th overall. In reasons, Jess Sanders placed 55th, Hauge 64th, Ellingson 66th and Kaelberer 83rd.
In swine, Hauge placed fourth, Jess Sanders 28th, Ellingson 42nd and Kaelberer 73rd. In sheep, Hauge placed 84th, Jess Sanders 96th, Ellingson 100th and Kaelberer 105th.
In beef, Kaelberer placed 23rd, Ellingson 33rd, Hauge 45th and Jess Sanders placed 55th. In beef performance, Jess Sanders placed 47th, Kaelberer 48th, Ellingson 49th and Hauge placed 61st.