Livestock Judging Team
Butler Judging Program
Butler community college has remained one of the most premier junior college livestock judging programs for at least the past two decades. The livestock judging program is an intensive learning process about livestock selection and its application to the industry. While competition is important to the learning process of judging team members, it is not the single component of their training. Many hours are spent evaluating stock at some of the premier operations in Kansas and across the nation.
It only takes a brief walk through the halls of the Butler Ag Building to see the countless plaques, banners, and trophies that decorate the walls. These accolades include 57 champion or reserve-champion finishes at national competitions. In addition, Butler has fielded 48 All-Americans— more than double the amount of any other junior college program. That 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. We strive to instill the value of academics. The past five years, over 40 Butler Judging students have maintained an accumulative 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 towards competitive judging skills backed by a pronounced GPA.
We encourage students to apply for Butler Scholarships. Butler has given away over $600,000 in scholarships every year.
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 Hutchison, 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 Cattlemans Classic Kearney, NE
- San Antionio Stock Show San Antonio, TX
- Houston Houston, TX
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