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Department of Animal Science

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Meat Judging Program

Team Members:

Members competing in 2018 fall judging contests were as follows: 

haley cole

Haley Cole - Cheyenne, WY


zach davis

Zach Davis - Sebastopol, CA


erika eckhartt

Erika Eckhardt - Sterling, NE


Katie Hazlewood

Katie Hazlewood - Riverton, WY


Cedar Anderson

Cedar Radosevich Anderson - Manila, UT


Coached By:

Sierra Jepsen

Sierra Jepsen
Office: 307-766-3100

Program Highlights and Updates:

The 2018 Meat Judging season is underway and halfway complete. The team demonstrated a competitive drive and tremendous growth in our spring contests. We look forward to a successful fall!

Fall Contest Schedule:

  • Hormel National Barrow Show – Austin, MN
    September 8, 2018
  • Eastern National – Wyalusing, PA
    September 29, 2018
  • American Royal – Omaha, NE
    October 14, 2018
  • High Plains – Plainview, TX
    October 28, 2018
  • International – Dakota City, NE
    November 11, 2018

Ready to Get Started!

How to get involved:
Sign up for Introduction to Meat Judging FDSC 3545, offered during fall semester.

How to become a competitive team member:
After successful completion of the introductory class, you are eligible to be selected for the traveling team and begin competing that January. A full judging season will run from January to November of a given year.

Student Eligibility:
A student must maintain a cumulative 2.5 GPA and have been enrolled at UW for at least one semester. No past experience is required. Students from a wide variety of academic study are welcome and encouraged to enroll in the Introduction to Meat Judging class and take the first steps to getting involved with the UW Meat Judging Team.

All scholarships are academic based and awarded through the Brand of Excellence Scholarship Program through the College of Agriculture. For information - contact Kerry Casper at (307) 766-4034 or

Past Judging Teams

2014 Team

2014 Meat Judging Team

2013 Team

2013 Team

Past Teams

Past Teams

Support the Meat Judging Team!

The 2018 Holiday Meat Sales are here! Order your items today. Click this link for more information. 

Contact Us

Mailing Address:

University of Wyoming

Department of Animal Science

Dept. 3684

1000 E University Avenue

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-2224

Fax: (307) 766-2355



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