Kansas State University has earned 13 national championships in livestock judging, with hopes of earning many more. The team has 15 returning members, several bringing junior college experience and individual species specialization.
The competition tests student’s knowledge in ranking beef cattle, swine, sheep and goats. Students will earn accreditation as a livestock judge, while gaining public speaking, communication and time-management skills through participation on the team.
The team has finished second at the Flint Hills Classic, in El Dorado, Kan. and received a third and fourth place finish at the Mid-America Classic in Wichita this year, Seth Diehm reported for The Collegian.