Texas A&M University recently won the 65th U.S. Poultry & Egg Association National Poultry Judging Contest, held at Louisiana State University. This is Texas A&M’s fifth consecutive win, having won first place at the event every year since 2008. Additionally, Jacob Price, sophomore at Texas A&M, was announced high individual winner.
Louisiana State University team placed second in the team competition. Grace McKenzie, a senior at West Virginia University, finished second in the individual category. The association sponsors the National Poultry Judging Contest as part of its student outreach program. The contest was established to enhance young people's interest in the poultry industry and encourage student enrollment in poultry science studies. Teams compete in production judging, breed selection and market products judging.