Clubs & Programs

Livestock Judging Team

Competitive livestock judging is a co-curricular activity that is an integral part of LBCC's Animal Science program. Students need not be an agriculture major or have any prior judging experience to participate. The benefits extend beyond the learning and applying of current selection criteria. Communication skills, critical thinking and teamwork are essential personal development characteristics that evolve as a result of the time and effort expended. These valuable developmental traits are of great benefit regardless of future endeavors students ultimately select.

The opportunity to travel, make industry contacts and be on the leading edge of change make judging not only a valuable resource, but an enjoyable experience as well. Numerous employers and university faculty consider the judging team experience just as important as the courses a student completes. Program graduates have been placed at numerous universities including Oregon State University, Texas A&M, Oklahoma State University, Chico State, Fresno State and Texas Tech University.

For more information, contact Clay Weber at or Rick Klampe at

LBCC is very proud of the success enjoyed by its judging team members, both in competition and in life. The 2009 team was champion at the North American. In addition, five former Judging Team members have been selected as LBCC Outstanding Alumni.

In recent years, teams have competed at the following contests:

Nationally Recognized Events

  • Arizone National - Phoenix, AZ
  • National Western - Denver, CO
  • San Antonio Stock Show - San Antonio, TX
  • American Royal - Kansas City, MO
  • North American - Louisville, KY

Local and Non-eligibility Events

  • AK SAR BEN - Omaha, NE
  • The Cattle Contest - Chico, CA
  • Flint Hills Classic - Manhatten, KS
  • NACTA - Rotates Location
  • NJSA - Turlock, CA
  • Western Fall Classic - Medford, OR