SOUTH WHITLEY — Whitko FFA has taken home the top titles from a recent Meats and Livestock Skillathon career development event.
Whitko FFA traveled to Tri-County High School last weekend to compete. In meats judging, contestants had to identify 25 retail meat cuts and place six meat retail classes. They took a meats exam and did a meat formulation problem.
In livestock skillathon, they identified breeds of livestock, feedstuffs and tools. They also identified 10 retail meat cuts and took an industry exam and quality assurance test. They also placed meats and hay placing classes.
Whitko FFA won the Meats Invitational and had five of the top 10 individuals. Jordyn Leininger was high individual, Hailey Arnold was fourth overall, Maggie Wolf was fifth overall, Katie Sharp was sixth overall and Robert Werstler was ninth. The team is preparing for the State Meats CDE this weekend.
Whitko FFA also won the livestock skillathon competition. Leininger tied for first place overall and Arnold was fifth. This team is preparing for state competition in mid-October.
The team is coached by Roger K. Carr.