Fresno State Livestock Clubs Cap Busy Fall

Club Places 11th at North American Livestock Expo 

FRESNO – A pair of Fresno State Animal Sciences and Agricultural Education clubs recently completed trips to two of their biggest fall events.

Three weeks ago, the six-member Livestock Judging Team placed 11th nationally in the contest held at the North American Livestock Exposition in Louisville, Kent., on November 17.

Fresno State Livestock Club Team visiting Churchill Downs

The squad scored 4,453 points, while Purdue took top honors (4,588) over Oklahoma State (second 4,585) in the +30-team event.

Top team and individual results 

The Fresno State livestock judging team consisted of members all hailing from California - Ashley Budde (San Martin), Nicole Hefner (Springville), Emily Kragge (Visalia), Kyle Mendes (Modesto), Skottlynn Snyder (Firebaugh) and Kendall Vierra (Maxwell).

The unit was the top placer among two California teams (ahead of Chico State), and made its first trip to the event in recent memory thanks to support by Marvin Meyers – a 1958 Fresno State Agricultural Sciences graduate and former swine unit student.

Later in November, 10 Jordan College students attended the California Cattlemen's Convention in Reno, Nevada with club co-advisors Dr. Randy Perry and Dr. Amanda McKeith.

At the event, senior Animal Sciences major Ashley Budde was selected as the Young Cattlemen's Committee President for the upcoming year, and senior Agricultural Business major Erica Bianchi was selected as the YCC Member of the Year.


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