Livestock Judging Team wins inaugural Cattleman’s Congress Contest in OKC

The 17-member 2021Texas A&M Livestock Judging Team, coached by Caleb Boardman along with Graduate Assistants Landon Eldridge and Kylie Patterson, were named the champion team at the first ever Cattleman’s Congress which was hosted in Oklahoma City, OK. This contest was the replacement for the National Western Stock Show which was cancelled due to COVID-19. The team bested 18 other universities to also be named the champion team in both the beef and sheep/goat divisions. The team was second in reasons and third in swine. Individually, out of 107 contestants the team had all five team members in the top-20 – Jakob Juul, 1st; Kaden Malm, 4th; Jenna Wheeler, 7th; Dalton Flatt, 8th; and Kyle Despain 19th. The team previously competed at the all-cattle Griswold’s Classic Contest in December, with A&M teams finishing 1st, 2nd and 4th overall out of 18 teams at the competition. The team will next compete at The Patriot in Abilene, TX and The Dixie National in Jackson, MS.


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