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Department of Animal Sciences

2014 Poultry Judging Team

Poultry Judging Team

Coach: Michael Cressman

Poultry evaluation and selection processes are fundamental to understanding form and function and incorporating these concepts into identification of future breeding animals. Through poultry judging, students learn to assess conformation, structural integrity, and general functionality as these characteristics relate to value differences among birds within market channels. Poultry judging aids decision-making skills and improves oral communication skills through a structured approach. Participants in poultry judging travel across the U.S. to practice and compete in intercollegiate contests and are exposed to industry-leading breeders and judges.