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November 2009

Release Date: Nov. 17, 2009ASU Logo

ASU Hosting Annual Wool Judging Contest

Angelo State University’s Department of Agriculture will host its third annual Texas Invitational intercollegiate wool judging contest on Saturday, Nov. 21, at the ASU Management, Instruction and Research (MIR) Center just north of San Angelo.

The Texas Invitational will begin at 9:30 a.m. Nov. 21 and viewing is open free to the public. More than 60 contestants from ASU, New Mexico State University, Texas Tech University, Texas A&M University, Oklahoma State University and Colorado State University will compete at the MIR Center. The ASU contest mainly serves as a tune-up for the spring wool judging season.

“It really helps to put the teams through a contest and get them battle-tested,” said Dr. Micheal Salisbury, ASU associate professor of animal science. “It gets them some exposure to contest conditions before heading into the spring season, and it also helps us decide which of our team members will get to travel to the other contests.”

The ASU Wool Judging Team will compete in national contests in Denver, Houston and San Antonio this spring. The ASU team regularly finishes among the leaders at the various contests, taking second place in San Antonio and fourth place in Denver last season competing against teams from much larger universities.

For more information on the Texas Invitational, call Dr. Salisbury at 942-2029, ext. 282.

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