University of Wisconsin–Madison

Meet Our Judges for 2018!

2018 Badger Kick-off Classic
Market Animal Judge: Scott Schaake, Kansas
Dr. Scott Schaake was raised on a cow-calf ranch/row crop operation near Lawrence, Kansas. He graduated from Kansas State University in 1984 with a B.S. in Animal Sciences and Industry. He earned his M.S. at Clemson University and Ph.D. at the University of Kentucky, specializing in Meat Science.

He served as the coach of the Kansas State Livestock Judging Team from 1992 to 2013, leading his teams to five consecutive national championships during his tenure. Dr. Schaake has judged livestock shows in 40 states, Canada, Mexico and South America.

He and his wife, Kandi, live in Westmoreland, Kansas, where they manage more than 80 head of registered Simmental cattle. Their program utilizes an extensive AI and ET program designed around successful, proven cow families. They take pride in building their herd around cattle that are sound, functional and display genetic excellence not only in the show ring, but most importantly when put in production. Sons Shane, his wife, Melissa, and Shilo remain actively involved in the growth of Schaake Farms, and assist with the marketing of their genetics.

Breeding Show Judge: Jake Scott, Nebraska

Jake Scott lives in Gordon, Nebraska where he works with his wife, Kami, on their family ranching operation…Krebs Ranch.  Krebs Ranch is a purebred Angus and Sim x Angus program located in the Nebraska Sandhills that markets 400 bulls annually to registered and commercial ranches across America.  Jake graduated from Connors State College and Oklahoma State University where he was a member of the livestock judging teams, at each school.  Jake has judged major breed and jackpot shows across the country and is very honored to be part of this event

Jake Scott lives in Gordon, Nebraska where he works with his wife, Kami, on their family ranching operation…Krebs Ranch.  Krebs Ranch is a purebred Angus and Sim x Angus program located in the Nebraska Sandhills that markets 400 bulls annually to registered and commercial ranches across America.  Jake graduated from Connors State College and Oklahoma State University where he was a member of the livestock judging teams, at each school.  Jake has judged major breed and jackpot shows across the country and is very honored to be part of this event.

Let’s give these two judges a warm Wisconsin welcome!

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