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Livestock Judging Team

   

2009 Virginia-Tech All-East Team 2009 Virginia-Tech All-East Team

The Virginia Tech Livestock Judging Program provides students with the opportunity to develop livestock selection skills while simultaneously enhancing communication ability. Students interested in livestock judging must enroll in APSC 3754, Livestock Evaluation in the spring semester of or before their Junior year. Students without livestock backgrounds or students with majors outside of the Department of Animal and Poultry Sciences are also welcome to participate. Team members have the opportunity to view livestock at renowned breeders within the state of Virginia and across the country. Virginia Tech also has an extensive livestock inventory including Dorset and Suffolk sheep; Simmental, Angus, Hereford and Charolais cattle; and Commercial swine that are utilized for practice and instruction purposes. The team is supported by the Department of Animal & Poultry Sciences, Block and Bridle Club, and the Virginia Pork Industry Board.

   

2008 Virginia Tech Livestock Judging Team 2008 Virginia Tech Livestock Judging Team

2009 Livestock Judging Team Members:

  • Tommy Bramble, a senior majoring in animal and poultry sciences with a minor in agricultural and applied economics, from the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Queen Anne's Co.
  • Robert Maxey, a junior majoring in animal and poultry sciences from Buckingham Co.
  • Claire Nelson, a senior majoring on animal and poultry sciences from Natural Bridge Va.
  • Matthew Sponaugle, a senior majoring in agricultural and applied economics, from Highland. Co.
  • Amanda Virts, a senior majoring in animal and poultry sciences with a minor in agricultural and applied economics, from Loudoun Co.
  • Lance Leachman, graduate student in animal and poultry sciences, coach.

Contests

Spring 2010:

All-East Spring Contest, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN

Fall 2009:

Eastern National Livestock Contest, Timonium, Md.

Keystone International Livestock Exposition, Harrisburg, Pa.

Purdue Mock Contest, West Lafayette, Ind.

Premier Stockman Contest, Franklin, Ind.

North American International Livestock Exposition Contest, Louisville, Ky.