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Wednesday, 19 February 2014 23:25

The Wauneta-Palisade FFA Livestock Management Team of Nicole Strand, Cassidy Rathe, Landon Jutten, Tailor Lee and Lesley Towery (l to r) dominated the competition at the District XI competition and qualified for the  State FFA Convention. Below, Logan Fischer earned a white ribbon in Agronomy. (Diane Stamm | The Wauneta Breeze)


By Diane Stamm

The Wauneta Breeze


The Wauneta-Palisade FFA senior livestock management team of Landon Jutten, Tailor Lee, Cassidy Rathe, Nicole Strand and Lesley Towery swept the competition Feb. 12 at Curtis, winning or tying for first in all seven species.

WP finished with 167 points. Medicine Valley was second with 140 points. Southern Valley, 134.5 points, and Medicine Valley, 130.5 points, finished third and fourth.

Also competing were Arapahoe, Cambridge, Chase County, Dundy County-Stratton, Hayes Center and Southwest.

WP scored highest in dairy, swine, horse and poultry and tied for first in beef and sheep.

WP’s junior team, Joseph Sramek, Ellie Lee, Cameo Rector, Tryssta Duvel and Billy Straub finished in sixth place with 124.5 points.

The junior team was second in swine and horse and fourth in dairy.

As an individual, Logan Fischer won a white ribbon in Agronomy.

Sponsor Marilyn Houdek said the group did a really nice job and she was proud of them.

Livestock Management will be the second event for Jutten, T. Lee, Strand and Rathe at State FFA. In November the quartet also qualifed in Natural Resources.

More members of the WP FFA chapter will try to qualify March 3 in welding and vet tech. The State FFA Convention will be held in April.


The Junior Livestock Management Team was sixth out of 17 teams at districts last week. Team members are (l to r) Joseph Sramek, Ellie Lee, Cameo Rector and Billy Straub. Not pictured is Tryssta Duvel. (Diane Stamm | The Wauneta Breeze)