The Department of Animal Science competitive judging teams have hit the ground running this semester between the long hours of practice they have put in and contests they have traveled to.
The meat judging team kicked things off at the American Meat Science Association Southwestern Intercollegiate Meat Judging Contest in Fort Worth on Feb. 3.
They placed third in the contest with Layne Mustian placing fifth overall individually. Texas Tech University won the contest by 56 points. Kansas State University came in second.
The aggies again places third at the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Meat Judging Contest on March 2. The contest was won by Oklahoma State University by the narrow margin of 12 points, followed by Kansas State University.
The wool judging team started their spring semester with the San Antonio Livestock Exposition (SALE) contest on Feb. 9. The team finished second overall with Carson Millican placing fourth overall individually. San Angelo State University took home top honors with Texas Tech finishing in third.
The livestock judging team achieved top rank at the SALE contest on Feb. 23 with two team members placing in the top 10 individually. Jaci Burgin was ninth overall, followed by Travis Bonner in tenth. The team outranked Texas Tech University by five points, and Kansas State University by 82 points.
All three teams will continue to compete in multiple contests as they round out the spring semester.
For more information regarding news from the Department of Animal Science, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Texas A&M University, please contact Maggie Berger at firstname.lastname@example.org or (979) 845-1542.