The Badger Kick-Off Classic is pleased to announce judges for its 19th annual show.
Judging the market cattle show will be Chris Mullinix of Manhattan, Kan. Mullinix is an instructor and coach of the livestock judging coach at Kansas State University. Prior to moving to K-State this fall, Mullinix coached livestock judging teams at Butler Community College in El Dorado, Kan., with several teams taking home national titles. Mullinix remains involved in his family’s cattle operation.
In the heifer ring, Texas Angus breeder Doug Satree will sort classes. Satree is the owner of Doug Satree Angus. A nationally-recognized operation, cattle carrying the DAJS prefix have taken banners at the National Western Stock Show, American Royal, National Junior Angus Show, Fort Worth Stock Show, among other local, state and regional shows.
Kelsi Retallick, Glen Haven, Wis., and Torie Schwartz, Rossville, Ind., will pair to judge the showmanship classes.
Retallick is a 2011 graduate of the University of Wisconsin in animal sciences. She went on to obtain her master’s degree in education from the University of Iowa. While at UW, Retallick was president of the Saddle & Sirloin Club and chaired the 2010 Badger Kick-Off. She remains very active in her family’s seedstock Angus operation, 2K Cattle Enterprises.
Schwartz is a 2011 graduate of Western Illinois University, where she was a member of the Hoof and Horn Club and livestock judging team. She currently works as director of junior activities for the National Swine Registry. In this role, she provides oversight for the National Junior Swine Association, the nation’s largest youth livestock organization. Outside of work, Schwartz is active in her family’s cattle operation.