CSU, Chico

Livestock Judging Team Successful in Nebraska

Livestock Judging Team Successful in Nebraska

On Feb. 23, California State University, Chico's Livestock Judging team placed in the top three at a cattle judging contest at the Nebraska Cattlemen's Classic in Kearney. The team flew into Omaha and traveled to Kearney from there. En route to Kearney, the team made four stops to practice judging bulls and heifers in preparation for the competition.

The Chico State team tied for second place with Iowa State and received third place after a tiebreaker. Junior agricultural science and education major Sierra Meyers placed fifth high individual in oral reasons and 10th high individual overall in the contest. Junior animal science major Robert Francis was recognized as eighth high individual in the placings.  

Livestock judging is an activity that trains and assesses competitors on their ability to both evaluate livestock and successfully argue their placings orally. The team will conclude their spring judging season at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo on March 11.

March 4, 2013