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, the head Livestock Judging Team Coach and Co-Coach of the Meat Animal Evaluation Team - both of which are the reigning National Champions! 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. For the sixteen years prior to his return to Manhattan, Chris was an Associate Professor on faculty with Butler Community College where he has 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 livestock exhibitions in 42 different states and Canada 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 teaches agriculture and science coursework at Manhattan High School in addition to her duties as advisor to their FFA program. Chris and Elissa are blessed with three children – Mason, Kinsley and Cameron.