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Butler Students Understand Hogs

Skyler Scotten
Published: Wednesday, September 26th, 2018

National Champion Livestock Judging Team Places at the National Barrow Show

Three students from Butler’s National Champion Livestock Judging Team placed at the National Barrow Show in Austin, Minn. The show only involves judging one species – hogs. More than 100 students from community colleges across the nation went on the annual “pilgrimage” to Austin – the home of Hormel Foods. Several hundred others came from four-year schools. Teams stopped at various hog farms along the way and practiced their judging with one another. Some hog farms hosted more than 200 students from a variety of teams

“The National Barrow show is a unique contest in the fact that it is one species - Hogs. There is no other like it out there,” said Taylor Frank, Butler’s Livestock judging coach. “On our journey to the contest, we joined something called the “pilgrimage”.

Butler’s team placed 3rd overall in the reasons division and third overall in the contest.


Individual highlights include:

Skyler Scotten 2nd in reasons and 3rd overall performance

Sam Gleason 7th overall finish

Evan Witte 10th in reasons finish

Butler Community College’s Livestock Judging Team and coach are back-to-back national champions. During the past decade, there has only been one other coach to be awarded team of the year in back-to-back seasons.


Amherst, Colo.

Austin Vieselmeyer

Auburn, Ind.

Tysen Hunt

Carnesville, Ga.

Daniel Dobbs

Culver, Ore.

James Brandt Downing

Cumberland, Va.

Sarah-Jane French

Levelland, Texas

Josh O’Connor

Mayflower, Ark.

Sarah Allbritton

Nipomo, Calif.

Erica Bowles

Scott Conner Vernon

Nevada, Mo.

Skyler Scotten

San Juan Bautista, Calif.

Madison Andrade

Wichita, Kan.

Sam Gleason

Wilkinson, Ind.

Evan Witte