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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

National Barrow Show – Austin, Minn.
Tulsa State Fair – Tulsa, Okla.
The State Fair of Texas – Dallas
National Western Stock Show - Denver
Houston Stock Show - Houston
Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show – Fort Worth
San Antonio Livestock Expo - San Antonio
Dixie National Livestock Judging Contest – Jackson, Miss.

Recent Awards

2014
2nd Place Finish Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
1st Place - National Western Stock Show in Denver
Blinn livestock judging team places second in San Antonio

2013
1st Place - Tulsa State Fair
1st Place - State Fair of Texas

2012
1st place Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

2010
1st place – 104th National Western Stock Show
1st place – Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

2009,
1st place – Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show
1st place – Dixie National Livestock Judging Contest
2009 NJCAA Coach of the Year award, Blinn Livestock Judging Coach Brant Poe

Livestock Judging Coaches
Brandon Callis - Coordinator
Joseph Rathmann - Coach