Animal Science Clubs & Teams
Block & Bridle Club
A student chapter of the American Society of Animal Science is devoted to giving students opportunities to put their classroom knowledge to practical use. The club meets the first and third Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. The club is involved in many university and college-wide activities including Vol Challenge and Ag Day. They also host a number of events focused on animal agriculture for state 4-H and FFA students including Block & Bridle Round-Up, Club Lamb Sale, and the Rocky Top Classic Steer and Heifer Show. Additionally, the club hosts social activities such as the annual Animal Science Smoker and Academic Quadrathalon. Members have the opportunity to attend the national Block & Bridle convention and the Tennessee and National Cattlemen's Association Conventions.
Is open to all students interested in learning and helping educate others about the dairy industry – from the dairy farm to the market place. We hold meetings twice a month during the academic year, as well as participate in a variety of activities during the semester including: AgDay in the fall and Round Up in the spring. Members also have the opportunity to attend the National American Dairy Science Association meetings each year. Learn more about Dairy Challenge, a regional and national competition that helps build your skills in analyzing dairy farm operations and build relationships with members of the dairy industry.
Dairy Judging Team
Is a fun way to learn more about the dairy industry while meeting new people and seeing new places. The team evaluates dairy cattle for quality, structure, and overall conformation. The contests involve evaluating several classes of dairy cattle and then giving oral reasons. Team members attend contests in Tennessee, Kentucky, and Wisconsin. Team members enroll in AS 360, Horse, Dairy, and Meat Evaluation.s a fun way to learn more about the dairy industry while meeting new people and seeing new places. The team evaluates dairy cattle for quality, structure, and overall conformation. The contests involve evaluating several classes of dairy cattle and then giving oral reasons. Team members attend contests in Tennessee, Kentucky, and Wisconsin. Team members enroll in AS 360, Horse, Dairy, and Meat Evaluation.
Dairy Programs Facebook Page
Equestrian Club at UT
The Equestrian Club at UT competes under the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (Zone 5, Region 1) in two disciplines: Hunt Seat Equitation and Hunt Seat Equitation Over Fences, and Western Horsemanship and Reining. Weekly lessons are held for both disciplines to prepare for competition. Lessons are also offered to students wishing to improve their riding skills, but may not be ready for intercollegiate competition.
Horse Judging Team
Provides students with the opportunity to travel to various competitions to evaluate different breeds of horses. Students evaluate and place classes of horse and defend their selections through oral reasons while competing against other universities across the country. Students enroll in AS 461 as a prerequisite for participation on the team.
Horse Judging Team Facebook Page
Horse Judging Team Web Page
269 Brehm Animal Science
Livestock Judging Team
Allows students to travel across the country while evaluating cattle, sheep, and swine. Team members evaluate livestock and give oral reasons while competing on the collegiate level against other universities. The team provides students with the opportunity to meet people throughout the country who are in the industry. Students have one calendar year of eligibility to judge (one spring and one fall semester). Students enroll in AS 360 Horse, Dairy, and Meat Animal Evaluation in the fall prior to the year they plan to participate in judging.
Livestock Judging Team Facebook Page
Livestock Judging Team Twitter Page
268 Brehm Animal Science
Poultry Science Club
Members participate in activities aimed at promoting the poultry industry. The club also participates in at least one service project each year. Members generally attend the International Poultry Exposition in Atlanta, where they can meet and interview with company representatives. Participation in this activity often leads to internship positions or permanent employment within the poultry industry. In order to fund this activity, the club prepares and sells chicken lunches annually. The Poultry Club meets every other Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.
Dr. Mike Smith
149B Brehm Animal Science
Is for all students interested in veterinary medicine. Throughout the year, the club sponsors programs about the many aspects of veterinary medicine, including small animal, large animal, and exotic animal medicine. Other activities include tours of the UT Vet School and a behind-the-scenes look at the Knoxville Zoo. Members also have the opportunity to observe surgeries at UTCVM.
Dr. Cheryl Kojima
148A Brehm Animal Science
Tennessee Collegiate Horseman's Association (TCHA)
Is a student chapter of the American Collegiate Horsemen's Association and is open to all UT students, regardless of major. TCHA provides an opportunity for students sharing a common interest in equines, while promoting education and leadership through organized activities related to horsemanship and industry. Members also have the opportunity to attend the national ACHA convention.
269 Brehm Animal Science