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The Livestock Judging Team

Livestock Judging Team

Club Overview:

The Livestock Judging Team was restored in August, 2009. Membership includes students interesting in becoming agriculture leaders, students involved in animal production, and students interested in developing a better understanding of animal reproduction.

Team members learn to evaluate beef, swine, sheep and goats. In addition to evaluation, team members defend their rankings, and have the opportunity to practice at elite seed stock operations and Universities across the United States.

Club Advisor:
  • Currently looking for a coach
  • Dr. Bill Banz
Meetings:

Team members will meet 3-4 times a week for practice.

Events and Activities:
  • National Western Livestock Show, Denver, Colorado
  • Dixie National Livestock Show, Jackson, MS
  • Premier Stockman, Columbia, IN
  • American Royal, Kansas City, MO
  • North American Livestock Exposition, Louisville, KY

In addition, team members will serve as officials at local 4-H and FFA contests.

Contact Us:

If you would like to become involved with the Livestock Judging Team, please contact:

Dr. Bill Banz
Department of Animal Science, Food & Nutrition
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
1205 Lincold Drive [Mail Code 4417]
Carbondale, Illinois 62901
Phone: 618.453.1763
Email: banz@siu.edu