A team from Texas A&M University won, and Penn State’s team took second place in the 63rd U.S. Poultry & Egg Association National Poultry Judging Contest held recently at Louisiana State University. The Texas team scored highest overall in this year’s contest, as well as competitions in 2008 and 2009, while Texas A&M student Kevin Ellis was the individual overall winner.

The Association sponsors the contest as part of its student outreach program, and the contest was established to pique students’ interest in the poultry industry and encourage enrollment in poultry science studies. Teams compete in production judging, breed selection, and market products judging.