The University of Arkansas Poultry Judging team took first place overall at the 54th National Collegiate Poultry Judging Contest held Nov. 3-5 on the University of Arkansas campus.
In addition to winning first place for the overall team, the University of Arkansas team placed 2nd in Division 1: Egg Production and Quality and first in Division 2: Breeder Selection and Carcass Quality. University of Arkansas team member Katie Bugenhagen received 2nd Overall Individual, 3rd Overall Individual in Division 1: Egg Production and Quality and first Overall Individual in Division 2: Breeder Selection and Carcass Quality. Team member Brant Pritchett received 7th Overall Individual and Jacob Russell received 9th Overall Individual.
Members of the University of Arkansas team were Brant Pritchett, Jacob Russell, Elsbeth Hamilton, Katie Bugenhagen and Dennis Mason, coach.
Other teams in the contest were from Texas A&M, Louisiana State University, Mississippi State University, North Carolina State University, Penn State University, Ohio State University, Kansas State University, Middle Tennessee State, University of Wisconsin-River Falls and University of North Georgia.