MU Collegiate Livestock Judging Team Sees Success at Several Fall Contests

The MU Collegiate Livestock Judging team, including Allison Eitel, senior in agriculture; Brady Schnelten, senior in animal sciences; Grant Stafford, senior in agriculture; Shane Vehige, senior in animal sciences; Addie Thessen, senior in plant sciences; and Jenna Blessing, senior in agriculture, have had a very successful fall season. Recent contests and placements include:

Professor Lidvall Memorial Contest, Cookeville, Tennessee

  • Reserve Team Overall, High Team Cattle, Reserve Team Reasons
  • Jenna Blessing – High Individual Overall, High Individual Reasons, High Individual Cattle
  • Shane Vehige – 2nd Individual Hogs
  • Addie Thessen – 5th Individual Overall, 2nd Individual Cattle, 3rd Individual Hogs

World Beef Expo, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

  • 8th Place Team Honors

Keystone International Livestock Expo, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

  • 4th Team Overall
  • 2nd Team Reasons
  • 2nd Team Cattle
  • 4th Team Sheep
  • 4th Team Hogs
  • Jenna Blessing – 3rd Individual Overall; High Individual Reasons; 5th Individual Cattle and 9th Individual Hogs
  • Brady Schnelten – 7th Individual Cattle
  • Addie Thessen – 9th Individual Hogs

The team is coached by animal science instructor Tawnie DeJong and assistant coach Clint Bailey, senior agriculture major.