Texas A&M University recently won the High Team Overall category of the 68th USPOULTRY Foundation Ted Cameron National Poultry Judging Contest, held at Louisiana State University. Penn State University placed a close second. Additionally, Joshua Cassar, a senior at Penn State University, was announced high individual overall winner, and Eryn Crow, a sophomore at Texas A&M University, finished second overall.
Nine universities participated in this year's competition, which was focused on production judging, breed selection and market products judging. The awards were presented by Barbara Jenkins, USPOULTRY’s vice president of education and student programs.
The contest is funded through a grant from Mountaire Corp. in honor of Ted Cameron, past chairman of Mountaire. The contest is part of the Foundation's comprehensive student outreach program and was established to enhance young people's interest in the poultry industry and encourage student enrollment in poultry science and related studies.