At the recent Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo (HLSR) Intercollegiate Meats Judging Contest Awards Breakfast James Henderson and John Bellinger were honored for their years of service with the contest.
The HLSR has named its traveling trophy for the senior division the "James Henderson Award." The A-division trophy (Junior College) was named for John Bellinger in 2012.
Henderson and Bellinger were instrumental in starting the HLSR Intercollegiate Meats Contest at HLSR thirty-five years ago. Henderson served as its Superintendent for thirty-two years. This collegiate contest led the way
for the HLSR 4-H and FFA contests to become established as well.
Since the inception of the Intercollegiate Meats Contest thousands of students have competed in the contest. Many of these students have become active in the livestock and meats industry and utilize their judging experience in their careers today.
James Henderson is an owner of Bradley 3 Ranch, Memphis and Clarendon,TX, and works as the Ranch’s Operations and Genetic Manager. John Bellinger owns Food Safety Net Laboratories and Agri-West exporters both based in San Antonio, TX.