The Wool Judging Team primarily consists of freshman students that have a passion for competitive events. This team is a great introduction to collegiate judging as minimal judging experience is required to be successful. Interested students enroll in ANSC 314 Wool and Mohair Evaluation in the fall semester and learn the skills associated with wool evaluation. The team competes at one contest in the fall semester and three contests in the spring semester. Contests generally consist of wool classes containing four fleeces, oral reasons on two classes, and a wool grading rail consisting of 15 fleeces. This program is a great experience for freshman and allows them to excel in the department their first year in college.
The goal of the Wool Judging Team at Texas A&M University is to develop and enhance student communication skills, critical thought and decision making as well as team interaction through judging and evaluating wool. The team also proudly represents the Department of Animal Science at contests across the state and nation.
- Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo
- National Western Stock Show
- San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo
- Texas Invitational Wool Contest
- Aggiefest Wool Judging Contest
- Texas 4-H District Wool Judging Contests
- Texas 4-H Roundup Wool Judging Contest
- Texas FFA Area Wool Judging Contests
- Texas FFA State Wool Judging Contest
- Aggiefest Wool Clinic
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The competitive teams 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.