Livestock Judging

Northeastern Junior College is located in the northeast corner of Colorado, only 90 miles east of Fort Collins, Colorado. Residing in a prime agricultural area, it offers some of the best producer based and practical livestock judging practice in the United States.

The Northeastern Junior College Livestock Judging Program has been a key part of the college for over 50 years. The judging team has been one of the top programs in the Junior College ranks with countless accolades. Participants travel across the country and compete at the highest level. Although the demands are high, the rewards from being on the judging team are well worth it.

For more information please contact Lindsey Carlson at 970-521-6638 or lindsey.carlson@njc.edu.

Recent Results: 

2023 American Royal

Judging team posing for a picture 5 seated in the front 3 standing behind, 2023 American Royal judging contest
  • 7th High Team Sheep & Goats
  • Kellum Carnahan- 8th HIGH INDIVIDUAL OVERALL, 8th High Reasons, 5th High Sheep & Goats, 14th High Hogs
  • Matthew Bruns- 14th High Sheep & Goats

The State Fair of Texas in Dallas, TX

Livestock judging team posing for a picture 5 sitting in first row and 16 standing in the second row. 2023 Texas State Fair
Livestock judging team posing for a picture 5 sitting in first row and 9 standing in the second row. 2023 Texas State Fair
  • Sophomores:
    • 4th High Team Sheep & Goats
    • 7th High Team Hogs
    • 8th High Team Overall
    • Kellum Carnahan- 3rd High Sheep & Goats, 18th High Overall
  • Freshmen:
    • 3rd High Team Sheep & Goats
    • Brooklyn Plumb- HIGH INDIVIDUAL OVERALL, 5th High Cattle, 6th High Sheep & Goats, tied for 10th Reasons
    • Austin Evans- 8th High Sheep & Goats

AKSARBEN Grand Island, NE 9/24/23

Livestock judging team posing for a picture 10 standing in first row and 7 standing in the second row. 2023 AKSARBEN Grand Island, NE
  • Sophomores:
  • Reserve High Team Sheep & Goats
    • 6th High Team Overall
    • Matt Bruns- 10th High Individual Overall, 4th Sheep & Goats, 14th Reasons
    • Kellum Carnahan- 9th Reasons, 16th Overall
    • TJ Rice- 12th Sheep & Goats
  • Freshmen: 
  • Reserve High Team Hogs
    • 6th High Team Reasons
    • 9th High Team Overall
    • Brooklyn Plumb- 10th Sheep & Goats, 6th Hogs, 13th Overall, 12th Reasons
    • Justin Pfannebecker- 8th Cattle, 21st Overall
    • Austin Evans- 5th Hogs

Fall Livestock Judging Contest- Casper, WY

Livestock judging team posing for a picture 12 standing in first row and 6 standing in the second row. 2023 Fall Livestock Judging Contest- Casper, WY
  • Sophomores:
    • 3rd Overall Team
    • High Team Sheep
    • 2nd High Team Reasons  
    • 3rd High Team Hogs
    • 3rd High Team Cattle
    • Kellum Carnahan- 3rd High Individual Overall, High Individual Cattle, 3rd High Reasons, 2nd High Sheep
    • Matthew Bruns- 1st High Sheep, 8th High Reasons
    • Rori Masterson- 5th High Cattle, 10th High Reasons
    • Mayci Wade- 2nd High Hogs
  • Freshmen:
    • 2nd & 3rd High Team Overall
    • 1st & 3rd High Team Sheep
    • 1st & 3rd High Team Placings
    • Brooklyn Plumb- 2nd High Individual Overall, High Individual Cattle, 2nd High Reasons, 2nd High Sheep, 4th High Placings, 5th High Hogs
    • Allison Morrison- 4th High Individual Overall, 1st High Placings, 3rd High Cattle, 3rd High Hogs, 6th High Reasons, 7th High Sheep  
    • Justin Pfannebecker- 6th High Individual Overall, 6th High Placings, 6th High Hogs, 8th High Cattle, 10th High Reasons
    • Austin Evans- 7th High Individual Overall, 4th High Sheep, 5th High Reasons, 9th High Cattle, 9th High Placings
    • Peyton Munroe- 8th High Individual Overall, 4th High Reasons, 3rd High Sheep
    • Jack Davis- 9th High Reasons, 9th High Sheep
    • Blane Endsley- 10th High Hogs

Stockman's Sort Leedey, OK & NJSA Southwest Regional Woodward, OK

Livestock judging team posing for a picture 7 standing standing on a farm. 2023 Stockman's Sort Leedey, OK & NJSA Southwest Regional Woodward, OK
  • Kellum Carnahan- 13th High Individual at Stockman’s Sort
  • Jada Thurber- 14th High Individual at Stockman’s Sort 

Student & Alumni Profiles

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Student Profile
Allie Schumacher

Concurrent Enrollment has accelerated my learning and its affordability allowed me to save for future college expenses. 

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Alumni Profile
Elly Cochran

I was able to learn different aspects of many different specialties such as OB, OR, geriatrics, and mental health. It gave me more of an idea which specialties I liked, and which ones I did not.

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Student Profile
Garrett Cockroft

With encouragement from my concurrent enrollment connections, I have become heavily involved on campus and was elected to be the current Associative Student Government President along with other leadership roles.

Faculty

Lindsey Carlson
Animal Science/Livestock Judging Coach
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