124 Weber Hall
Area of Specialization:
Livestock Judging Coach & Instructor
B.S, Kansas State University
Chris Mullinix has returned to Kansas State University as an Instructor of Animal Sciences and the new 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. For the past sixteen years, Chris has been an Associate Professor on faculty with Butler Community College where he has coached more than 30 national contest winning collegiate teams and has been 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 36 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 has also been a faculty member in Butler’s Agriculture Department where she continues to teach in an online, adjunct capacity. Chris and Elissa celebrated the arrival of their first child, Mason just last fall and feel certain his first sentence will include “Every Man a Wildcat!!” Earlier this summer Chris and his family made the move back to Manhattan and they are excited to once again be a part of the rich tradition that is K-State!