U of A Team Places Third in National Poultry Judging Contest

Members of the University of Arkansas National Poultry Judging Team are, from left, Dakota Walker, Will Bryles, Emily Spatz, Dennis Mason (coach), Kristen Martin (alternate), Cole Umberson and MacKenzie Pippin (assistant coach).
Sara Landis

Members of the University of Arkansas National Poultry Judging Team are, from left, Dakota Walker, Will Bryles, Emily Spatz, Dennis Mason (coach), Kristen Martin (alternate), Cole Umberson and MacKenzie Pippin (assistant coach).

The University of Arkansas Poultry Judging team took third place overall at the 53rd National Collegiate Poultry Judging Contest held Nov. 4-6, on the University of Arkansas campus.

In addition to winning third place for the overall team, University of Arkansas team member Emily Spatz received 3rd Overall Individual and 2nd Overall Individual in Division 2: Breeder Selection and Carcass Quality. Team member Dakota Walker received 5th Overall Individual and 2nd Overall Individual in Division 1: Egg Production and Quality. The entire team tied for 3rd in Division 2: Breeder Selection and Carcass Quality.

Members of the University of Arkansas team were Will Bryles; Cole Umberson; Dakota Walker; Emily Spatz; Dennis Mason, coach; and Mackenzie Pippin, assistant coach.

Texas A&M University took first place overall. Members of that team included Craig Coufal, coach; Jacob Leopold, assistant coach; Daniel De Leon, assistant coach; Mikalah Collins, Abby Knox, Wyatt Forrest, Madison Vestal and Ashley Knox (alternate).

Other teams in the contest were from Louisiana State University, Mississippi State University, North Carolina State University, Penn State University, Ohio State University and Kansas State University.

Contacts

Sara Landis, communications
Poultry Science Department
479-575-3192, slandis@uark.edu

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