University of Florida

Livestock Judges

Following is a list of livestock judges.

Each judge's name is linked to his or her e-mail address.
See the "More..." link under Judging Experience for additional judging and contact information.
Note: Inclusion in this list is not necessarily an endorsement by UF.

Name Location Judging Experience
Rick Aherns Brooksville,

Have been judging youth livestock shows for over 15 years. More... (137KB pdf)

Andy Andreasen Chipley,

Andy grew up on a general farm raising registered Durocs, Polled Herefords, More... (143KB pdf)

Larry Barthle San Antonio,

Third generation cattle breeder involved in an extensive, More... (101KB pdf)

Brett Brandner De Leon Springs,

Brett grew up in Allentown, PA on a horse and hay farm. He competed at rodeos, More... (176KB pdf)

Greg Carlton Ft. Myers,

Greg grew up in the cattle business. As a graduate student, I was manager of the University of Florida's Purebred Brahman Herd, More... (163KB pdf)

C. Chad Carr Micanopy,

Chad grew up in Bethpage, Tennessee, 30 miles north of Nashville, on a diversified livestock operation, More... (110KB pdf)

Charles (Chuck) Combs Zephyrhills,

Chuck grew up showing and raising registered and commercial cattle. He has also participated in exhibiting market hogs, More... (35KB pdf)

H. Fred Dietrich, III Orlando,

Fred first started judging cattle in 4-H, 1956 and later in FFA (Future Farmers of America) in 1960. More... (82KB pdf)

Ed Dillard Dade,

Raised on a diversified family livestock and crop farm in Alabama. Teacher of agriculture for 34 years, More... (136KB pdf)

L. Dean Hendrick Mayo,

Dean was raised on a cattle farm and row crop location: we back grounded cattle, silage production, More... (109KB pdf)

Patrick J. Hogue Okeechobee,

Patrick grew up on poultry and cattle operation. Showed sheep and market steers through high school. More... (123KB pdf)

Ed Jennings Gainesville,

Ed Jennings is willing to judge market, breeding, and showmanship classes for cattle as well as market classes for swine. More... (54KB pdf)

Dallas Locke Lakeland,

Dallas grew up showing and raising registered Angus cattle which I market and exhibit nationwide. More... (90KB pdf)

Rod McDowell Frostproof,

A 3rd generation cattleman, Rod grew up in Frostproof, FL, where he exhibited market and purebred cattle locally, regionally, and nationally from the ages of 13-22. More... (96KB .pdf)

Dale McQuillen Lake Placid,

Dale was born in Willard, Ohio and moved to Lake Placid, Florida in 1985. I have shown sheep and swine in seven different states. More... (90KB pdf)

Clint McWaters Sebring, Florida

My passion for evaluation livestock and teaching youth is why I like the judging arena. More... (228KB pdf)

Richard H. Meadows Columbia,

Partner in family farm, Meadows Creek Farm - a pure bred and commercial cattle operation. More... (119KB pdf)

Michael (Mike) Milicevic Lake Placid,
F lorida

I grew up in the cattle business. I was raised on a ranch and showed cattle across the Southeast. More... (119KB pdf)

Mark Allen Newsome Riverview,

Mark grew up raising, showing and exporting Brahma cattle. I also exhibited cross bred market steers, More... (123KB pdf)

Cornel Peacock Newton,

Cornel grew up raising Santa Gertrudis cattle and have shown market hogs and steers at county and state levels. More... (134KB pdf)

Deron M. Rehberg Cairo,

Deron grew up showing steers, heifers, and market hogs on the county, district, and state level. More... (108KB pdf)

Robert S. Sand, Jr. Alachua,

Robert grew up raising and showing beef cattle. I have raised Angus, Hereford, Limousin, More... (122KB pdf)

Cindy Sanders Micanopy,

Cindy grew up on a cow/calf operation. I am a sixth generation Floridian with a background in citrus and cattle, More... (124KB pdf)

Ed Sapp Madison,

Ed grew up on a diversified farm in Madison County. He exhibited swine in 4-H. He has been an agriculture teacher for the last 25 years in his home town. More... (135KB pdf)

James F. Selph Arcadia,

From 1979 to present James has served as County Extension Director, DeSoto County, More... (322KB pdf)

Don A. Strickland Sarasota,

Don has been a 4-H leader for over 30 years in Sarasota County and has been the Lovestock Judging Coach for the last 25 years. More... (6KB pdf)

Tim Varnedore Hazlehurst,

Tim grew up on a diversified livestock and row crop farm in Bacon County located in Southeast Georgia where we maintained a herd of commercial cattle, More... (150KB pdf)

Jeff Vermillion Citra,

Farm Cow/Calf Operation - Jeff currently farm a cow calf operation in Citra, Marion County, Florida where I raise Black Angus Cattle, More... (110KB pdf)

James B. Wheeler Plant City,

James grew up showing and raising registered Santa Gertrudis and commercial cattle and have shown market hogs, More... (135KB pdf)

Justin Yancy Sparr,


James grew up in Willis, TX with a background in diversified livestock, primarily breeding commercial and purebred beef cattle, More...