124 Weber Hall
Area of Specialization:
Livestock Judging Coach & Instructor
B.S, Kansas State University
In the fall of 2013, Chris Mullinix returned to Kansas State University as an Instructor of Animal Sciences and the head Livestock Judging Team Coach. Chris was born and raised on a diversified cattle and farming operation in central Maryland where his family continues to run a Hereford cow herd, an Angus herd and a small feedyard. Chris received his Animal Science degree at Kansas State University where he was a member of the 1995 National Champion Intercollegiate Livestock Judging Team and was recognized as the contest High Individual. During his undergraduate days, Chris also participated on winning Wool Judging, Dairy Judging and Academic Quadrathalon teams while serving leadership roles in the National Junior Polled Hereford Association, the Little American Royal and Alpha Gamma Rho. Prior to his return to K-State, Chris served as an Associate Professor on faculty with Butler Community College where he coached more than 30 national contest winning collegiate teams and was recognized with numerous teaching/student advising awards at a regional and national level. In his free time, Chris is an avid K-State sports fan and enjoys working with youth and breeders at livestock events. To date, Chris has judged cattle exhibitions in 40 different states including prestigious events such as the North American in Louisville, the American Royal, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, the Fort Worth Stock Show and Denver’s National Western. Chris is married to another K-State Animal Science graduate, Elissa (Good) Mullinix. Elissa completed both her B.S. and M.S. degrees in the department and currently serves as Program Coordinator for the College of Ag and Veterinary Medicine through K-State's Global Campus. Chris and Elissa have recently celebrated the arrival of their second child, Kinsley, to join big brother Mason as part of the Mullinix and Wildcat families!