Category Archives: Teams

November Competitive Teams Results

Congratulations to our judging teams on successful contests this month. We are excited that the department is once again home to a National Championship Meat Judging Team. Read below for the full results from this month’s contests. Animal Welfare Judging Team The Animal Welfare Judging Team had a successful and exciting competition at the 22nd Annual Animal Welfare Assessment Contest in Raleigh, North Carolina, Nov. 18-20. 1st Place Team Overall – Undergraduate Junior Division: Erin Stockland (sophomore), Jadalea Isles (sophomore), Jillian Gordon (freshman), Isabella Fonseca (freshman) 3rd Place… Read More →

October Competitive Teams Results

Department of Animal Science competitive teams have been busy this fall semester, claiming championships and other accolades at various contests and growing their student experience as part of these high-impact learning opportunities. Below are the latest updates from the Animal Welfare Judging Team, Horse Judging Team, Livestock Judging Team, Meat Judging Team, Ranch Horse Team, and the Texas Aggie Rodeo Team. Congratulations to all! Animal Welfare Judging Team The Animal Welfare Judging Team met “Obi” the octopus at Moody Gardens Aquarium in preparation for the upcoming AVMA Animal… Read More →

Beyond the Classroom

Beyond the Classroom: High-Impact Learning Opportunities Transform Student Experience for ANSC Student The reputation of the Texas A&M University (TAMU) Department of Animal Science, a desire to live in a new state, and a passion for agriculture instilled at an early age all led Alyson Fontenot to pursue a degree in animal science at TAMU. Alyson, a 2022 graduate of the department and now an animal science master student, is a native of Ville Platte, Louisiana, where she grew up on her family’s Brahman operation. As a member… Read More →

Competitive Teams Claim Recent Titles

Four Department of Animal Science competitive teams have claimed championships and other accolades at various contests this month. Below are the latest results from the Horse Judging Team, Livestock Judging Team, Meat Judging Team, and the Texas Aggie Rodeo Team. Congratulations to all! Horse Judging Team The Texas A&M Horse Judging Team traveled to Columbus, Ohio, to compete at the All-American Quarter Horse Congress on October 12. The team finished strong having a clean sweep across the board. They were 1st as a Team in Halter, Performance and… Read More →

September Competitive Teams Results

Horse Judging Team The Texas A&M University Horse Judging Team competed at the 2022 APHA Lonestar Horse Judging Contest in Ft Worth, Texas, on Saturday, October 1. The team was 4th overall in a tight and tough competition with just 13 points separating them from first. Texas A&M University had the High Individual Overall, Raylee Ezzell. Also, capturing 9th High Individual Overall was Courtney Wall. In Halter the team was 3rd overall, Raylee Ezzell was the High Individual in Halter. The team was 5th in Performance, Raylee Ezzell… Read More →

Fall Update from ANSC Competitive Teams

Livestock Judging Team The Aggies had a great start to the fall season of livestock judging. The team took home the following awards from the National Swine Judging Contest (the National Swine Registry sponsored collegiate contest) in Woodward, OK, on September 3, 2022. Champion Team Overall Champion Team Reasons Individually Overall: Michael Rezendes- 1st overall; Logan Jackson- 2nd overall; Carter Burgin- 4th overall; Lauren Thomas- 5th overall; Katie Kempen- 6th Overall; Maddie Schroeder- 10th overall; Mason Pape- 11th overall (tied for 10th) Reasons: Katie Kempen- 1st; Maddie Schroeder-… Read More →

Competitive Teams Update-July 2022

The competitive team program at Texas A&M University is rich in tradition, attracting students from across the nation. The program can be traced to the early 1900s with the first Texas A&M University Livestock Judging Team, and has achieved more than 30 national championships. By competing on these teams, students acquire work ethic, public speaking capabilities, leadership development, and critical thinking skills. Here’s a look at what some of our teams have been up to this summer. Rodeo Team The Texas Aggie Women’s Rodeo Team competed at the… Read More →

2020-2021 Judging Team Results

Livestock Judging The Texas A&M Livestock Judging team had a dominant spring, winning both the Cattlemen’s Congress in Oklahoma City (replacement for the National Western) and the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. This is the first A&M team since 2012 to have won both major spring contests, and only the fourth team total in the past fifteen years to do so. The team also won the Griswold Classic and finished 2nd, 2nd and 4th at The Patriot, Dixie Nationals and San Antonio, respectively. “The team had a fantastic spring, highlighted… Read More →

Dairy Challenge Team places second at recent contest

The 2021 Western Regional Dairy Challenge contest was held virtually March 3-5. Students received contest data and participated in virtual farm tours on Wednesday and presented their findings to the judges on Friday. The Department of Animal Science team, consisting of five students, placed second in the contest. The team will go on to compete virtually at the national contest in April. Team members are Christopher Childress, junior; Wyatt Harlan, sophomore; Lindsey Heywood, senior; Paige Howard, senior; and Natalie Koke, senior. Dr. Sushil Paudyal, instructional assistant professor, serves… Read More →

Livestock judging team wins State Fair of Texas Intercollegiate contest

The Texas A&M Livestock Judging Team did not let the current pandemic stand in the way of success at the 2020 State Fair of Texas. While practicing social distancing and abiding by safety standards, the team brought home top honors, in more ways than one. In addition to being the high team overall, Texas A&M also finished first in the reasons, cattle and sheep and goat divisions, as well as second in the swine division. Austin Graves of Crane, Texas, was the high point individual, beating the runner… Read More →