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Blinn to host third annual Livestock Judging Camp in July

Camp will be split into two sessions based on students’ age and experience

June 2, 2016

Beginning and advanced livestock judging youth will be able to take part in the third annual Blinn College Livestock Judging Camp in July.

The experienced livestock judging camp will be July 16-18 for ages 14-18. The novice livestock judging camp for ages 8-13 will be July 20-22.

Camp participants will get an up-close look at Blinn College and the W.J. “Bill” Rankin Agricultural Complex. Cost of the camp is $250 and includes the camp, room and board and a trip to the Horseshoe Junction family fun park. Space may be limited and deadline to sign up is July 1.

More than 210 participants took part in the livestock judging camp a year ago, attracting participants from Arkansas, California, Louisiana, Illinois and Oklahoma.

The camp will be taught by Blinn livestock judging instructors, including the coaches for Blinn’s nationally-competitive livestock judging team. Participants will learn what to look for in an animal and learn the basics of reasoning and what judges look for in a competition.

For more information, contact Brice Mund at 979-224-4423 or Joe Rathmann at 512-988-0084. An entry form is available at

Livestock judging is part of Blinn’s Agricultural Sciences Program, which enrolls approximately 800 students and is roughly four times the size of any other two-year agricultural program in the state. Blinn offers agricultural science classes on all of its campuses, with the Rankin Complex serving as the program’s hub.

In addition to its excellence in the classroom, Blinn offers extracurricular educational activities in the area of livestock judging, agriculture club, wildlife, agriculture mechanics, horticulture and agriculture sciences.
For more information on Blinn’s Agricultural Science Program, visit: