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UF Animal Science Department

P.O. Box 110910

Gainesville, Florida 32611 

NEXT MEETING
Feb 26th
General meeting in ANS 156 @ 7pm 
Come @6:30pm for food and fellowship!

 

 

 
 
UPCOMING EVENTS:
Ray Kempfer Memorial Clay Shoot 
March 14th
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Little International Livestock Show- "Little I"

 

Little I is Block & Bridle's annual livestock show, held each fall, that allows new members the opportunity to show a species of animal, ranging from Equine, Swine, Beef, Dairy, or Sheep. For some members this is their first time showing an animal! Over a period of a month students are exposed to the species of livestock that they must train and prepare to show. New members gain valuable showmanship skills and undergo professional development, while also interacting with fellow club members. For our new members this is the first of many opporunities to become more involved in Block and Bridle. 

2018 Little International Livestock Show 

Our 2018 Little I was a huge success and allowed us to welcome 33 new members! Over the course of several weeks, our inductees practiced with their various species in order to prepare for the show. We had some amazing coaches that volunteered their time to help the participants perfect their techniques. These coaches included Tucker McDaniel and Jaime Willis for swine, Ashley Franco and Gloria Rodriguez for sheep, Kaitlyn Staszewski and Shelby Howell for beef and Sam Sullo and Ashley Ohmstede for equine. Many of our old members volunteered to help with set up and dinner. At the show, a winner was chosen for each species, followed by a round robin, in which the species winners alternated showing each of the other species. This year's sweetheart was Anne Sheerin. After round robin, our grand and reserve champions were declared.  The 2018 grand and reserve champions were Elizabeth Tauchen and Shelby Kirton. Block and Bridle would like to thank Vice President, Kaycie Miller for organizing the event as well as all of our judges for their time and expertise. We would also like to thank Sam Sullo for serving as an emcee, and all of our old members, department faculty, and advisors! We would not be able to make this all happen without you all! 

Grand Champion: Elizabeth Tauchen

Reserve: Shelby Kirton 

Sheep Team

Coaches: Ashley Franco 

& Gloria Rodriquez

Beef Team

Coaches: Shelby Howell 

& Kaitlyn Staszewski

Equine Team

Coaches: Sam Sullo 

& Ashley Ohmstede

Swine Team

Coaches: Jamie Willis

& Tucker McDaniel 

Little I Slideshow 

Species Winners 

2017 Little International Livestock Show 

Another successful Little I is in the books! We welomed 36 new members! New members chose to show either in dairy, beef, swine, or equine. Over the course of a month, members attened pratices to learn how to properly care for and exhibit their animal. Several old members volunteered to serve as coaches, they include Jorgie Rojas and Joe Coleman for Dairy,  Cassidy Dossein, Ashley Franco, and Gregory Shoemaker for Beef, Sarah Orrell and Tucker McDaniel for Swine, and Allie Anderson and Addison Murphy for Equine. Other old members volunteered with set up and dinner. At the show a winner was chosen for each species, followed by a round robin, in which the species winners alternated showing each of the other species. This year's sweetheart is Rebekka Brown After the round robin a grand and reserve champion were declared.  The 2017 grand and reserve champions were Nikki Tushoski and Harrell Phillips. Block and Bridle would like to thank Vice President, Caroline Osgood for organizing the event, all of our judges. Thank you to Jessica Emerson for the amazing photography. We would also like to thank Pam Mayo for serving as an emcee, and all of our old members, department faculty, and advisors! Without your help we could not pull off this event!

Grand Champion: Kaitlyn Staszewski 

Reserve: Harrell Phillipps 

Horse Group

Coaches: Allie Anderson & Addison Murphy 

Swine Group

Coaches: Sarah Orrell

& Tucker McDaniel 

Dairy Group 

Coaches: Jorgie Rojas

& Joe Coleman

Beef Group

Coaches: Cassidy Dossin, Greg Shoemaker, Ashley Franco

Species Winner Slideshow

Little I  Slideshow

Little International 2016 

Block and Bridle enjoyed an incredibly successful Little I in which we welomed 46 new members! New members chose to show either in dairy, beef, swine, or equine. Over the course of a month, members attened pratices to learn how to properly care for and exhibit their animal. Several old members volunteered to serve as coaches, they include Jorgie Rojas and Joe Coleman for Dairy,  Cassidy Dossein, Ashley Franco, and Gregory Shoemaker for Beef, Kylie Phillips and Heather Swaine for Swine, and Allie Anderson and Addie Gorst for Equine. Other old members volunteered with set up and dinner. At the show a winner was chosen for each species, followed by a round robin, in which the species winners alternated showing each of the other species. After the round robin a grand and reserve champion were declared.  The 2016 grand and reserve champions were Sarah Orrell and Ally Marchetti. Block and Bridle would like to thank Vice President, Erin Jones, for organizing the event, all of our judges, Leigh Anne Skurupy, Jessica Cooper, Earl Jones, and Lauren Ellison. We would also like to thank Pam Mayo for serving as an emcee, and all of our old members, department faculty, and advisors! Without your help we could not pull off this event!

Reserve Champion Ally Marchetti

Dairy Group

Grand Champion Sarah Orrell

Beef Group

Beef Group

Equine Group

Swine Group

Dairy Group 

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