The University of Wyoming livestock judging team will start practice next week with a new coach.
Curtis Doubet joined the Department of Animal Science in UW’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources on Nov. 30. He replaces Caleb Boardman, who accepted a position at Texas A&M University.
Doubet said one reason he joined UW is that the university has the deepest class of livestock judges he’s ever seen. He said Boardman built the program into a legitimate contender every year, and the current team is one of the best in the country.
Team practice for spring competition starts on Dec. 12. Doubet said the 12-member UW team has students from across the country.
The team’s first contest will be the Cattlemen’s Congress in Oklahoma City on Jan. 2-17. That will be followed by the Sioux Empire Livestock Show in Sioux City, Iowa, at the end of January. February competition starts with livestock judging during the Patriot Junior Market Steer Show in Abilene, Texas.
Doubet was a student member of the Northeastern Junior College team in Sterling, Colo., and finished this fall as coach of the team. He also was a student member of the Colorado State University team before becoming that team’s coach.