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.