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HutchCC Meat Evaluation Team Claims National Championship


By Hutchinson Community College


HUTCHINSON, Kan. — The Hutchinson Community College meat animal evaluation team wrapped up a strong spring with a national championship from the All East Intercollegiate Livestock Judging contest hosted by Mississippi State University April 18-20. 

This was the inaugural event for junior colleges to compete in this type of contest in an organized setting. Not only was HutchCC the high-ranking junior college team, but they outscored every university team in the overall contest.

Eight freshmen and three sophomores competed in this all-encompassing three-day event that consisted of extensive evaluations of market cattle, swine and sheep.

In addition to their win at All East, the students were the high placing junior college team at the North Central Meat Animal Evaluation Contest in March hosted by the University of Illinois and ranked ahead of all universities there as well in the breeding animal selection contest.

The Hutchinson Community College meat animal evaluation team is coached by Kane Austin and assisted by Kami McComb and Will Banks.