Livestock Judging Team

The KSU Livestock Judging Program is rich with tradition and attracts students from all over the United States. The Kansas State program dates back to 1903 and has compiled thirteen national championships, including a record setting five consecutive wins from 1994-1998. Students interested in livestock judging must enroll in ASI 420, Principles of Livestock Selection in the fall semester of their Junior or Senior year. Those students completing the course are eligible to compete on the Livestock Judging Team. KSU attends the National Western Stock Show, Denver, CO; Sioux Empire Show, Sioux Falls, SD; Iowa Beef Expo, Des Moines, IA; Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, Houston, TX; Mid America Classic, Wichita, KS; World Beef Expo, Milwaukee, WI; American Royal, Kansas City, MO; and North American International Livestock Exposition, Louisville, KY. The Department of Animal Sciences and Industry, College of Agriculture Competition Team Council, Livestock Meat Industry Foundation, and Joe Lewellen Fund provide the financial support for the program.

Summer livestock judging camps are held in June.

Contact Information

Payton Dahmer
Livestock Judging Team Coach
246 Weber Hall
Manhattan KS 66506
Phone : 417-448-4934

Team Archives - 2020 to Present

Team Archives - 1990 to 2019

Team Archives - 1960 to 1989

Team Archives - 1930 to 1959

Team Archives - 1903 to 1929