Livestock Judging Team captures championship at Texas State Fair

The South Plains College Livestock Judging team recently captured the team championship at the State Fair of Texas for the second consecutive year.

Livestock judging consists of judging cattle, sheep, goats, swine, and reasons, which is explaining the reason an animal is judged a certain way. The animals are judged based on their posture, how much muscle there is compared to fat, and other things relating to the health of the animal.

Conner Newsom is the coach of the Livestock Judging Team. He began coaching at SPC in 2013.

The Livestock Judging Team competed at the State Fair of Texas on October 9. In the Pro Division, they won high point team overall and high team in cattle, as well as reserve high team in sheep, goats, swine, and reasons.Livestock Judges

In the individual results, Madison Shults received reserve overall individual, high individual swine, fourth high individual in sheep and goats, and third high individual in reasons.

Conner Cross placed sixth overall, while Ty Dunham was 12th individual overall.  Tanner Keeton won 13th overall individual and third high individual in sheep and goats.

In the novice division, the SPC team placed fourth overall, reserve high team in cattle, and fourth high team in swine and reasons. Individually, Austin Graves placed sixth overall, eighth high individual in swine, 10th high individual in sheep and goats, and sixth high individual in reasons. Lane Goodroe won high individual in cattle.

The SPC Livestock Judging Team puts in a lot of hard work to gain this success.

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