Tobie Blanchard, Lavergne, Theresia
News Release Distributed 04/17/14
BATON ROUGE, La. — The LSU College of Agriculture’s Poultry Judging Team swept the competition at the USPOULTRY National Poultry Judging Contest April 2-4 on the LSU campus. LSU’s team competed against nine other universities.
Theresia Lavergne, LSU AgCenter poultry specialist, organized and conducted the national intercollegiate contest.
“The poultry judging courses and contests provide students with concrete, hands-on experience in assessing the quality of live birds and poultry market products such as carcasses and eggs,” Lavergne said.
The sections in the competition include production judging, breed selection judging and market products grading.
Team awards include:
— First Place Team Overall
— First Place Team in Poultry Production
— First Place Team in Market Product Grading
— Third Place Team in Breed Selection
Individual awards include:
— Overall High Individual: Nicholas Adams
— Second Place High Individual: BJ McDill
— 10th Place High Individual: Daniel Moreno
— First Place High Individual in Breed Selection: Jacob Moise
— First Place High Individual in Market Product Grading: Nicholas Adams
— Second Place High Individual in Market Product Grading: BJ McDill
Dennis Ingram, retired poultry science professor, trained and coached the judging team. The U.S. Poultry and Egg Association sponsored the contest.
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture