AgriLife Extension’s Kimble County 4-H team named national wool judging champions

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu

Contact: Pascual Hernandez, 325-387-3101, p-hernandez@tamu.edu

SONORA – The Kimble County 4-H senior wool judging team took top honors at the 58th National 4-H Wool Judging Contest in Sonora recently.

The contest and a similar competition, the 18th Annual FFA Wool Judging Contest, highlighted the 81st annual Sonora Wool and Mohair Show June 19-21.

The Kimble County 4-H team garnered 1,756 points to edge out the Goshen County, New Mexico, team’s 1,392 points.

The Kimble County team members were Braydon Robertson, Caleb Kott, Quentin Schulze and Cole Levien. Robertson’s score of 601 points earned him high individual honors for the contest.

The 4-H program is the youth component of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.

The Hondo High School FFA team won the National FFA Wool Judging Contest with a total score of 1,803 points. The Seminole High School FFA team took second place honors with a score of 1,758 points.

Team members were Camryn Rothe, Cassie Bendele, Laurell Pfeiffer and Lillian Davis. Rothe nabbed the contest’s high individual honors with a score of 611 points.

The Kerr County 4-H team won the sweepstakes award by garnering the most total points from all the contests.

The national 4-H and FFA wool judging contests are the premier events of the Sonora Wool and Mohair Show. The show offers a host of youth judging contests and wool and mohair fleece competitions. The event is sponsored by the Sonora Lions Club and Sonora Chamber of Commerce in cooperation with the Sonora Wool and Mohair Company and AgriLife Extension.

A complete list of all the contests, winners and key pictures is available at: http://sutton.agrilife.org .

For more information, call Pascual Hernandez, AgriLife Extension agent in Sutton County, at 325-387-3101.
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