The cattle begin arriving at dawn or before and the excitement level will peak by midmorning when the 50th annual Live Show takes center stage. Anyone with an interest in the cattle feeding industry is invited to be in the grandstands at the Finney County Fairgrounds at 9:00 a.m. when Live Show Judge Chris Mullinix will begin the final judging of the top steers and heifers. A big thank you to Merck Animal Health for their continued partnership.
Chris is from Manhattan, Kansas, where he serves as the livestock judging team coach and a faculty member in the Department of Animal Sciences at Kansas State University. He was born and raised on a diversified cattle and farming operation in central Maryland, where his family continues to run a Hereford cowherd, an Angus herd and a feedyard. Chris received his Animal Science degree at K-State where he was a member of the 1995 National Champion Livestock Judging Team and recognized as the contest’s high individual. Prior to returning to K-State, Chris served as Associate Professor and livestock judging coach at Butler Community College. To date, he has coached more than 30 national contest winning teams, including reigning back-to-back National Champion Meat Animal Evaluation Teams and back-to-back Reserve National Champion Livestock Judging Teams. Chris has judged cattle shows in 41 different states, including prestigious events such as the North American in Louisville, the American Royal, the Fort Worth Stock Show, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, and Denver’s National Western. Chris and his wife Elissa are blessed with a 5-year-old son, Mason, and a 2-year-old daughter, Kinsley.
Special thanks to our friends from LBS Scales who provide the weigh chute and scales for the Live Show and to Troy Consbruck of TLC Trucking for their assistance in transporting the Live Show cattle to Tyson Fresh Meats.
Lunch sponsored by Cappel Sales, Huvepharma, and Tyson.