2016 AKKPS Show Schedule
Are you interested in hosting a show in 2016? Please contact us and let us know! We already have a few potential shows in the works. We will post information on these as soon as everything is finalized. Also look for announcements in our newsletter.
Do you know of anyone who has swine judging experience? If so, please let us know that too! The bar has been set high with judge Dr. Todd See as our first AKKPS KuneKune judge. We would like to continue the tradition of using highly experienced swine experts and will be on the lookout for more available judges throughout 2015. If you would like to host a show, the AKKPS will help you locate judges.
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Judge: Dr. Todd See
Dr. Todd See is Head and Professor of Animal Science at North Carolina State University. As Head he provides administrative leadership for 94 faculty and staff members and approximately 800 students enrolled in Animal Science. He coordinates research functions in genetics, nutrition and physiology and extension programs in beef cattle, swine, dairy cattle, small ruminants and equine. Dr. See conducts internationally recognized programs in swine genetics and management. He has judged national, state and local swine shows across the United States, coached Intercollegiate Livestock Judging Teams, and has served for 15 years on the Swine Officials committee for the National Intercollegiate Livestock Judging Contest. He has given over 100 invited presentations on swine around the world and published over 65 peer-reviewed publications and 550 articles and other publications. Dr. See resides in Raleigh, NC with his wife and two children where they operate a small Yorkshire and Duroc swine herd.
Judge: Dr. Cindi Shelley
Dr. Cindi Shelley is a Professor of Animal Science at SUNY Cobleskill where she has been since 2003. She has developed a larger livestock program at the college to offer more depth to the livestock education opportunities to the associate and bachelor level students that choose an agricultural curriculum. She holds two degrees in Animal Science from SUNY Cobleskill, and two degrees in Agricultural Education from Cornell University. Dr. Shelley started in the agricultural world as a 4H member who raised any and all of the farm animals that she could possibly convince her parents to allow on their property. Many of the projects were sold or went in their family's freezer to feed the family throughout the year. She also spent time on 3 dairy farms. Her judging experience started in high school where she competed on the county livestock team, representing them at the state competition for many years. In 1988, she was chosen to represent New York with three others at the national livestock judging competition in Louisville, Kentucky. She went on in college to learn more about livestock and compete at the collegiate level. After college years, she continued to judge throughout the state and region in the areas of beef, sheep, swine, meat goats and dairy goats. Today, while teaching is main career activity, her brother's family and her run a diversified livestock enterprise raising crossbred beef, katahdin hair sheep, sable saanen dairy goats and various poultry. Hogs enter the enterprise seasonally to utilize extra milk and provide just enough pork for the family's needs and perhaps a bit to sell. She appreciates livestock of kinds, and especially those that are not the most common in the industry for their contributions to the diversity of a species.