Butler Judging Program | Livestock Judging Team | Butler Community College

Livestock Judging Team

Butler Judging Program

Photo of livestock judging team and their awards

Butler Community College has fielded a premier junior college livestock judging program for more than 20 years. The livestock judging program offers you an intensive learning process that includes livestock selection and its application to the industry. While competition is important to your learning process as a judging team member, it is not the only component of your training. Many hours are spent evaluating stock at several of the leading operations in Kansas and across the nation.Because of your exposure to the best of livestock judging, your career is propelled to new heights as you meet industry leaders.

Butler’s Judging Team won back-to-back at nationals during the 2016/17 and 2017/18 school year. Five of the 15 All-Americans during the 2016/17 year came from Butler. During the 2017/18 competition season, Butler placed three of the 15 All-Americans. Butler also won top coach two years in a row. This winning team heralds more than 60champion or reserve-champion finishes at national competitions. In addition, Butler has fielded 51 All-Americans— more than any other junior college program. This winning tradition is the result of a dedication to hard work and a commitment to excellence.

While there have been many accomplishments at a variety of contests, there is more to the program than just winning contests. Butler strives to instill the value of academics. During the past five years, over 40 Butler Judging students have maintained a cumulative GPA above 3.7. That being said, Butler stands unparalleled in generating Academic All Americans; a feat achieved by individuals with a work ethic dedicated toward competitive judging skills backed by a pronounced GPA.

We encourage students to apply for Butler Scholarships. These scholarships can help you keep more money in your pocket.

Following is a list of the many contests that students will attend throughout their two years at Butler.

  • National Barrow Show
    •  Austin, MN
  • Flint Hills Classic
    • El Dorado/Manhattan, KS
  • Ak-Sar-Ben
    • Omaha, NE
  • Kansas Junior Livestock Show
    • Hutchinson, KS
  • Tulsa
    • Tulsa, OK
  • State Fair of Texas
    • Dallas, TX
  • Stockman
    • Frankfort, IN
  • American Royal
    • Kansas City, MO
  • North American International Livestock Exposition
    • Louisville, KY
  • National Western Stock Show
    • Denver, CO
  • Iowa Beef Expo
    • Des Moines, IA
  • Southwestern Exposition
    • Fort Worth, TX
  • Nebraska Cattleman’s Classic
    • Kearney, NE
  • San Antonio Stock Show
    • San Antonio, TX
  • Houston
    • Houston, TX
  • Griswold Classic
    • Stillwater, OK
  • Sioux Falls
    • Sioux Falls, SD


Livestock Judging Publications

2016 May/June Showtimes Magazine;2017 May/June Showtimes Magazine

ADD: https://purplecircle.com/online-issues/ 


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