NOC Sheep Center earns honors at Texas show
Mike Seals - February 1, 2021 10:51 pm
The Northern Oklahoma Sheep Center earned honors at the National Breeding Sheep Show in Taylor, Texas.
The NOC Sheep Production and Management class students fitted and exhibited 12 head of the NOC Sheep Show Flock while attending.
NOC exhibited the Champion Dorset Ram and Reserve Champion Dorset and Dorset Advantage Ewes and the Reserve Champion Hampshire Ram. NOC was also named the Premier Exhibitor of Dorsets.
Students attending the event were Becca Deming, Fairview, Idaho; Greyson Garrett, Geary, Oklahoma; KayAnn Eck, Thomas, Oklahoma; Lexi Vickery, St. Louis, Missouri; Grace Tucker, North Lake, California; Hailey Stone, Newkirk, and Oklahoma.
NOC Students also participated in the Judging Contest and Becca Deming was High Individual with Grace Tucker earning 2nd place in the contest.
This was an inaugural event to replace the loss of the FWSSR Open and Jr. Sheep Shows.
NOC Sheep Center Manager Bart Cardwell said, “A huge thanks goes to the Chisholm Trail Dorper Association volunteers for their efforts with this show.”
Over 500 entries participated in the show with thousands of dollars in sponsorships.
The show is sponsored by the Chisholm Trail Jr. Dorper Association in Taylor, Texas.
Northern Oklahoma College, the state’s first public community college, is a multi-campus, land-grant institution that provides high quality, accessible, and affordable educational opportunities and services which create life-changing experiences and develop students as effective learners and leaders within their communities in a connected, ever changing world.
NOC, a public two-year community college, serves nearly 5,000 students on the home campus in Tonkawa, branch in Enid, NOC/OSU Gateway Program in Stillwater, online, and the University Center in Ponca City. Of these students about 60% receive financial aid and/or scholarships. Over 80% of NOC students complete their degree with zero debt.
NOC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and offers associate degrees in three general areas: Arts, Science and Applied Science. The associate degree fulfills lower-division course work which is applicable towards a bachelor’s degree.
Call (580) 628-6200 for more information about Northern Oklahoma College or visit www.noc.edu .
PHOTO, below: NOC students exhibited the Grand Champion Dorset Ram at the National Breeding Sheep Show in Taylor, Texas (photo provided)