KEARNEY, Neb. – A cattleman who attends college in his hometown won honors recently at the Nebraska Cattlemen’s Classic livestock judging contest in Kearney.
Nate Lashley, a sophomore with the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture Aggie Livestock Judging Team, had the high individual in placing of livestock. He also was eighth high individual overall in oral reasons and placings.
The Curtis native and graduate of Medicine Valley High School, who was competitive in the beef cattle show ring and livestock judging during his 4-H and FFA career, is competing in his second year on the Aggie judging team.
“I appreciate Nate’s leadership in evaluating livestock, particularly his expertise in cattle,” said Doug Smith, NCTA judging coach and division chair of Animal Science and Agricultural Education. “He works hard and is a solid competitor.”
The team received 8th High Team Overall, 6th High Team in Placings, and tied for 8th High Team in oral reasons.
“We saw some great improvements by both freshmen and sophomore team members,” said Smith. The students are majoring in Livestock Management, Diversified Management or Animal Science.