Meet the Judge

Meet Travis Arp from Centennial, CO


2885 E Euclid Pl



Qualified to Judge:

Cattle, Club lambs, Meat goats

Judge Classification:

Breeder, Coach/Teacher

Available in Region(s):

Available in State(s):

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

Available in Canada:


Judge personal information:

I grew up with an extensive background in livestock judging, participating on several highly competitive teams in Wisconsin at the national level.  Went on to judge meats and livestock for University of Missouri in '06 and '07.  I coached the livestock judging team at the University of Florida and helped organize and official multiple district and state FFA/4-H livestock judging contests in the region.  I have a Ph.D. in Meat Science from Colorado State University, and currently work for the U.S. Meat Export Federation in Denver, CO. 

I have experience in all species, however, my background is the most extensive with cattle.  My family operates a purebred Gelbvieh/commercial operation in north central Missouri.  We also raised and showed many show hogs and lambs while growing up.


University of Missouri 2004-2008
University of Florida 2008-2010

Colorado State University 2010-2012


Wisconsin State 4-H and FFA Livestock Judging Team - 2002, 2003, 2004
University of Missouri Meats Judging Team - 2006
University of Missouri Livestock Judging Team - 2007
Coach, University of Missouri Meats Judging TeamĀ - 2008
Coach, University of Florida Livestock Judging Team - 2009-2010

Judging Experience & Honors:

Judged numerous county and district livestock shows in Missouri, Colorado, Wyoming, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi, and Virginia.
1st place team and 8th place individual at 2006 Southeastern Meats Judging Contest
6th Place individual - 2006 International Meats Judging Contest
3rd Place team - 2006 International Meats Judging Contest
2nd Place Individual - 2007 National Western Carload Judging Contest
11th Place Indiviudal - 2007 National Western Livestock Judging Contest
2nd Place Individual - Cattle Division, 2007 National Western Livestock Judging Contest
Top 15 at 2007 Houston Livestock Judging Contest
Top 25 at 2007 North American International Livestock Judging Contest