The North Dakota State University Saddle and Sirloin Club was organized on March 15, 1918 under the direction of J.H. Shepperd and through the efforts of the livestock judging team that represented NDSU at the International Judging Contest in Chicago. They organized the Saddle and Sirloin Club because they felt there was a need for an organization that would develop a greater interest in animal husbandry on the campus of NDSU.
With approximately 300 members, Saddle and Sirloin is the largest organization at NDSU. The club participates in many events around campus and also holds many club activities including: Kiddie Days, Ag Olympics, chilli cook-off, dances and much more. The main event for the Saddle and Sirloin Club is the Little International, which is a livestock show held each year in Shepperd Arena.
Saddle and Sirloin members strive to promote the agricultural industry and animal welfare while developing agriculture leaders for the 21st century. The Saddle and Sirloin Club promotes leadership and organizational skills for all students who have a dedicated interest in animal agriculture.
To join the NDSU Saddle and Sirloin club, please contact any of the members on the executive team or our advisors. Also, if you are interested in learning what our club is all about please join us for our meetings, which are every Wednesday night, during the school year, at 6 pm in Shepperd Arena.
Whether you want to be a member or not, we would sure like to see you at an S/S meeting. Keep in mind that you are in no way obligated to become a member by attending a meeting, but if you have a passion to promote animal husbandry we encourage you to consider joining the largest student organization at NDSU. To join the NDSU Saddle & Sirloin Club you simply need to pay your $10 dues. Dues-paying S/S members are able to vote on matters brought up at the meeting and receive discounted ticket prices for dances.