The University of Missouri Livestock Judging Team finished second at the Dixie National Livestock Judging Contest in Jackson, Miss., Feb. 11, 2012. The team is made-up of nine CAFNR students.
Teams traveled from as far as western Kansas and Nebraska to participate in the collegiate contest. Mizzou students got their first taste of Brahman cattle in this all-beef contest.
“The quality of the event was tremendously high and the hospitality was even higher,” said Animal Sciences Instructor and Coach Chip Kemp.
Tigers proved to be tough competition as first place came down to the final results of the last division. This year also marked the third year out of the past four that the MU team has garnered Reserve Champion honors at this event.
“There were numerous individual accolades by multiple members of the team,” Kemp said. “Regardless of individual successes, this group plays as a team, works hard as a team, and enjoys their rewards as a team.”
2012 Mizzou Livestock Judging Team
Senior Lorryn Bolte, animal science, Bowling Green, Mo.
Junior Kelly Jahn, animal science, Jackson, Mo.
Junior Elaine Martin, animal science, Centralia, Mo.
Senior Alyssa Thomas, animal science, Montgomery City, Mo.
Senior Laura Wilsdorf, animal science, Madison, Mo.
Senior Josh Graver, ag systems mgmt., Bowling Green, Mo.
Senior Kaleb Heintz, ag systems mgmt., Belle, Mo.
Junior Tyler Martin, animal science, Centralia, Mo.
Junior Zac Morris, animal science, Owensville, Mo.