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Livestock Judging Team

team logoThe goal of Ohio State ATI's livestock judging team is to prepare students to be competitive evaluators as well as contributing members of the livestock industry. ATI boasts a widely-recognized hands-on approach to education and outstanding animal facilities, including a beef cattle handling facility designed by renowned animal behaviorist Temple Grandin. 

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Members of the Ohio State ATI Junior Livestock Judging Team will travel to numerous competitions as well work with local FFA and 4-H judging activities. Competitions will include:  

North American International Livestock Expo in Louisville, KY

Kansas City Royal in Missouri 

National Western Stock Show in Denver, CO

National Barrow Show in Austin, MN 

Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo in Houston, TX

Dixie National in Jackson, MS 

World Beef Expo in West Allis, WI 

Keystone International Livestock Expo in Harrisburg, PA

Purdue Stockman in Lafayette, IN 

All East Livestock Contest—TBA

Cattlemen’s Congress in Oklahoma City, OK 

Lidvall Memorial Livestock Judging Contest in Cookeville, TN

Regional contests (TBA)

Meet the Coach: Seth Ebert

Meet Ohio State ATI Livestock Judging Coach Seth Ebert

As did Ebert, many young people begin judging as part of 4-H and FFA activities and seek to continue judging at the college level. Ebert was successful enough in 4-H and FFA to garner a scholarship from Casper College in Wyoming. After earning an associate degree in animal science from Casper, he went on to earn a bachelor’s degree from Colorado State University, where he also participated in livestock judging, succeeding in placings and reasons on the national level. Ebert now frequently serves as a swine judge on the state, national and international level.


Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science, 2015            
Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado

Associate Degree in Animal Science, 2013                                      
Casper College, Casper, Wyoming

Related Experience:

CEO, Mohican Valley Genetics, Ashland, OH

Manager, A Cut Above Sires, Hirschfeld Livestock , Benedict, NE       

Herd Manager, Shoup Brothers Swine Farms, Apple Creek, OH

Livestock Judging Awards and Experience:

Winner of several different judging contests in college, highlighted by:

High Individual in swine, Reserve Champion in reasons —
North American International Livestock Expo, Louisville, KY

Served as swine judge for the following livestock shows :

National Swine Registry Southeastern Type Conference Show

National Barrow Show

Illinois State Fair

Keystone International Livestock Expo

Ontario (Canada) Barrow Classic