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The Casper College livestock judging team has a rich history and winning tradition. The championship livestock judging team annually ranks amongst the nation’s top junior college judging programs. After Casper College, students are continually recruited to transfer to agricultural universities across the nation.

Academics are a strong component of the program and our students are committed to academic excellence. With a quality education, livestock judging experience, and support from their advisors and faculty, students can feel comfortable leaving Casper College fully prepared for the transition to a four-year university.  

Academic All-Americans

2016-2017

  • Laurel Rigby of Ronan, Montana

2014-2015

  • Luke Fuerniss of Loveland, Colorado

2013-2014

  • Katie Dodge of Spring Creek, Nevada
  • B.W. Ochsner of Torrington, Wyoming
  • Laddy Trehal of Kiowa, Colorado

Become a Member of our Team

We hope you will choose Casper College and become a member of the livestock judging team family. We believe in recruiting students who have integrity, honesty, and an unwavering work ethic.

The livestock judging team travels and competes on a local, regional, and national level.  Students on the judging team are not responsible for any costs associated with travel, lodging, or contest entry fees. Travel with the team allows students with an interest in livestock to see some of the most progressive and influential livestock operations throughout the country. Ask about our competitively awarded judging scholarships!

News and Updates

2017 Livestock Judging Camp
June 26-28
Grace Werner Agriculture Pavilion

Livestock judging camp focuses on livestock evaluation with special emphasis on the presentation of oral reasons.  There are four learning divisions and several classes offered.  Cost for the camp is $250 for students and $160 for advisors.  This cost includes meals, lodging, manual and final contest with awards.

Click here for more information about this year's camp.

Register for the 2017 Livestock Judging Camp online or click here for a PDF version of the registration form.

Why Casper College?

“Casper College livestock judging means great coaches and teammates. The transition from high school to college is sometimes frightening, but the Casper College ‘ag family’ is there to welcome you.” 

— Catherine Koroulis, Steamboat Springs, Colorado

“The new ranch campus is absolutely outstanding and in the coming years will offer a unique experience that is unparalleled by any other junior college in the country.  For anyone looking to be competitive, make memories, and gain a useful and applicable education, Casper College is the place for you.” 

— Laddy Trehal, Kiowa, Colorado

“The ag department set itself apart in terms of their drive for success, hard work ethic, and dedication to academics and extracurricular involvement alike, but they also welcome students with open arms to be part of the ‘family.’ Casper College played a fundamental role in shaping my future, and if I had to go back and do it over, I would choose it again in a heartbeat.” 

— Kaycee Vollmar, Casper, Wyoming

“Between the award winning ag department teachers, the dedicated judging coaches, and all the ag based students, Casper College is a tremendous learning environment where lifelong friends are made.   Simply put, my time at Casper College was the best two years of my life.” 

— B. W. Ochsner, Torrington, Wyoming

For more information about the livestock judging team, contact:

Jeremy Burkett, Ph.D.
Head livestock judging coach
Work: 307-268-2417
Cell: 307-630-6267
jburkett@caspercollege.edu

Jason Johnson
Assistant livestock judging coach
Work: 307-268-2040
Cell: 303-885-2197
jjohnson@caspercollege.edu