National Poultry Judging Contest


USPOULTRY Foundation Ted Cameron National Poultry Judging Contest


The USPOULTRY Foundation Ted Cameron National Poultry Judging Contest works to increase student enrollment in poultry science. At the last competition, teams from 11 colleges and universities across the nation competed with one another in three categories: production judging, breed selection, and market products judging. The competition allows students the opportunity to demonstrate how well they have mastered the U.S. Department of Agriculture rules and regulations governing the grading of eggs and poultry carcasses.

Questions about the competition should be directed to Theresia Lavergne.

2017 Poultry Judging Contest – April 5-7, 2017
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Texas A&M University Wins 69th USPOULTRY Foundation Ted Cameron National Poultry Judging Contest


Texas A&M University wins the High Team Overall category at the 69th USPOULTRY Foundation Ted Cameron National Poultry Judging Contest, held at Louisiana State University. LSU placed a close second. Additionally, Trent Dugas, senior at Louisiana State University, was announced high individual overall winner, and Bailey Miller, senior at Texas A&M University, finished second overall.


Eleven universities participated in this year's competition in production judging, breed selection and market products judging, including Kansas State University, Louisiana State University, Mississippi State University, North Carolina State University, Ohio State University, Penn State University, Texas A&M University, University of Arkansas, University of North Georgia, University of Wisconsin-River Falls and West Virginia University. The awards were presented by Rafael Rivera, manager of food safety & production programs for USPOULTRY.


The contest is funded through a grant from Mountaire Corp. in honor of Ted Cameron, past chairman of Mountaire. This program is part of the USPOULTRY Foundation's comprehensive student outreach program and was established to enhance young people's interest in the poultry industry and encourage student enrollment in poultry science and related studies.




Texas A&M University wins the 69th USPOULTRY Foundation Ted Cameron National Poultry Judging Contest. The winning Texas A&M University team (left to right): Jason Lee, Jacob Leopold, Taylor Olsovsky, Bailey Miller, Daniel Deleon, Sarah Kruse and Kyle Brown.