The University of Florida doesn't just judge meat, they are accomplished in livestock judging too as we have seen before! Congrats to them for their accomplishments on one of the last contests of 2015.
University of Florida Livestock Judging Team Competes in NAILE National Collegiate Livestock Judging Contest
Not only are there thousands of animals shown every year at the North American International Livestock Expo, there are several judging contests held as well for both youth and collegiate judges at the event in Louisville, Kentucky each November. The University of Florida sent a team this past week to compete in the 110th Annual National Collegiate Livestock Judging Contest on November 16th held at the NAILE.
Team members include Danielle Holstein, Shanna Hillman, Jenny Federico, Josh Lea, and Katie Shufitt with coach Chris Strong. The team placed 9th in Sheep Performance, 10th in Overall Sheep, and 19th Overall with 33 teams and 155 contestants competing.
Congratulations on a great season to all involved in this program in Gainesville and beyond! Each of these individuals have bright futures in the livestock industry. Livestock judging is an event that tests the evaluation and decision making skills of individuals to evaluate breeding and market cattle, swine, sheep, and goats as well as the defense of placings via oral reasons. Full results are available on the NAILE site at http://www.livestockexpo.org/docs/Misc%20Results/collegiate/Full%20contest%20results%20and%20individuals.pdf.
(Photo from University of Florida - Livestock Judging)