Livestock Judging season is here yet again, and it is hard for any other contest to capture the attention that Livestock Judging gets here in Florida! Several students from the University of Florida have taken their loves of the event on to the collegiate level and now compete in the collegiate team representing UF at competitions around the nation.
University of Florida Competes at Tulsa State Fair Collegiate Livestock Judging Contest
On October 8th, the Tulsa State Fair in Tulsa, Oklahoma, all the way in the Great Plains, held its annual Collegiate Livestock Judging Contest with junior college novice, junior college pro, and senior college divisions. Florida was represented by the UF Animal Sciences University of Florida - Livestock Judging Team with one team and two individuals competing.
Team members included Clay Whitehead, Lizzie King, Caroline Nichols, Sara Knollinger, and Allyson Trimble on the team and Cassie Nathe and Rebekka Brown competing as individuals. The team placed 18th Overall, and Whitehead was the highest scoring individual for UF, placing 65th Overall individually with 21 full teams and 132 individuals competing.
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. For full results, visit https://www.judgingcard.com/Results/Events.aspx?ID=7354.