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Blinn Livestock Judging Team

Livestock Judging

Blinn College has a nationally competitive livestock judging program. Students with an interest in livestock evaluation have the opportunity to take a three-semester-credit course in animal evaluation (AGRI 2321). Students are encouraged to participate on the judging team regardless of their prior experience. Blinn routinely competes in all nationally sanctioned contests. Students on the judging team are not responsible for any costs associated with travel, lodging, or contest entry fees. Travel with the team allows students with an interest in livestock to see some of the most progressive and influential purebred and commercial seed-stock operations throughout the country. Employers often comment about the critical thinking, time management, and communication skills that are developed and enhanced through the judging experience.


Annual Contests

American Royal - Kansas City, MO
North American International Livestock Exposition - Louisville, KY

Champion Team

Mid American Classic (Hutchison, Ks)
Tulsa State Fair (Tulsa, Ok)
American Royal (Kansas City, Mo)
Griswold Cattle Classic (Stillwater, Ok)
Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo (Fort Worth, TX)

Reserve Champion Team

Aksarben (Grande Island, NE)
State Fair of Texas (Dallas, TX)
North American International Livestock Exposition (Louisville, KY)
National Western (Denver, CO)
San Antonio Livestock Show (San Antonio, TX)

Livestock Judging Coaches
Joseph Rathmann- Coordinator
Brice Mund- Coach