Student Judging Teams

Academic Quadrathlon

Animal Science students have been competing in the Animal Science Academic Quadrathlon since 1991. Students put together four person teams and compete in four categories: lab practicum, quiz bowl, oral presentation, and written exam. The overall high point team from the local competition goes on to compete at the regional competition held in conjunction with the Midwest American Society of Animal Science meetings held in March of each year. PHOTOS (2013-2018)

Animal Welfare Judging

The University of Minnesota Animal Welfare Judging Team started in 2017 and competes annually at the Intercollegiate Animal Welfare Judging and Assessment Competition. Undergraduate, graduate, and veterinary students on the team meet every fall and gain course credit in ANSC 3015 while learning how to critically assess the welfare, health and behavior of animals in a variety of settings (farms, laboratories, homes, entertainment) using science-based methods and reasoning. PHOTOS

Dairy Cattle Judging

The University of Minnesota Dairy Cattle Judging Teams have been highly successful in national and regional contests over the years with teams as well as individuals often placing in the top 5. PHOTOS

Dairy Challenge

The Dairy Challenge provides students the opportunity to work in teams to apply theory and learning to a real-world dairy by reviewing production and farm management data and conducting a evaluation of a farm operation. Teams then develop a comprehensive program and present their recommendations to a panel of judges. PHOTOS

Livestock Judging

The University of Minnesota Livestock Judging Team has won many individual and team honors over the years. Students have traveled nearly 25,000 miles through 15 states learning about the livestock industry as they prepared to compete in national and regional Livestock Judging contests. PHOTOS

Poultry Judging

Students of the Department of Animal Science have competed in Poultry Judging competitions in past years. With increased interest by students, the University of Minnesota looks forward to once again be represented in Poultry Judging contests. PHOTOS

Meat Animal Evaluation

The Department of Animal Science sponsored Meat Animal Evaluation Teams from 1968 to 1986. PHOTOS

Meats Judging

University of Minnesota Meats Judging Teams were competing from 1933 to 1993. In the last few years, Meat Science has grown and become more popular among students of the Department of Animal Science. Perhaps Meat Evaluation Teams will be formed in the future. PHOTOS

Wool Judging

The Department of Animal Science has a record of Wool Judging Teams competing from 1983-1987. PHOTOS