Advisor: Mike Tenhouse
JWCC Livestock Judging Club members participate in the National Barrow Show Swine Judging Contest in Austin, Minnesota, the Boilermaker Classic at Purdue University and travel to additional competitions throughout the year. The club enhances the experience of agriculture students and exposes them to producers and industry experts from throughout the country.
Livestock judging competitions help students learn to apply scientific principles of animal growth for the evaluation of various species of cattle, pigs and sheep. Teams rank animals based on specific criteria such as muscling and conformation to determine the most superior animal. Students’ rankings are compared to those determined by animal industry experts serving as official judges. Students who place based on their rankings are asked to offer findings during a verbal presentation to competition officials. The most accurate and convincing presentations receive the highest scores.