Livestock Judging, What is it?

Judging is usually a team effort, but individuals can also participate. Three to four youth on a team will judge various classes of livestock. Typically market and breeding beef, sheep, and swine species are used in a contest. Youth will judge each class (consisting of 4 animals) and an official judge will give his placing. Youth are then scored compared to the official judge. Oral reasons may or may not be included in a contest. If a contest does have a reasons class, youth will judge the class and take notes as to why they placed the class the way they did. Youth will then get an opportunity to work and rewrite their notes into reasons. Once they are finished, then youth will present their reasons to one person and they will receive a score to be added to their overall score. New this year is the Southern III District Livestock Judging Program. There are multiple scheduled days around the district this spring and summer. The goal of the Livestock Judging Program is to help youth and adults learn; 1. What to look for when judging animals 2. How to take notes 3. Understanding terms and animal parts 4. How to format and give oral reasons.

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Friday, May 14, 2010

4-H Lamb Camp

Minidoka County Fairgrounds, Rupert, Idaho
Tuesday June 8th, 2009
Early Bird Registration $12 (May 22)
Late Registration $15
Day of Registration $25
Contact Minidoka County Extension
208 436-7184

8:30-9:00-Check-in/Pen Assignments
9:30 Flag Ceremony & Welcome
9:45-10:30–History of Sheep Bells
10:30 Morning Rotation-(4-20 minute rotations)
Clipping & Fitting
Animal Selection
12:00-1:00 Lunch –Basque Dancers
1:00-Afternoon Rotation-(5-15 minute rotations)
Sheep Camp
Lamb Bowl
Lamb Health
2:30-Barn Yard Olympics-Calling all Sheep Herders!
3:30-Chore Time - Feed Your Flock
4:00-Show time! (Practice “Shaggy Show” for quality & showmanship classes) Youth must attend camp in order to participate at the show.
5:00-Campfire (Families invited; hot dogs and marshmallows provided.)

What to Bring
Friends, Family, Fun AND your Sheep Project!

Thanks for Attending!

48 Youth and Adults attended the Sheep and Meat Goat Judging Workshop and Contest.
Thanks for comming!!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Sheep & Meat Goat Judging Workshop and Contest

When: Saturday May 8, 2010

Where: Gooding County Extension Office &
Fairgrounds (inside and outside event)

9:00 am Check –in
10:00 Welcome
10:10 How to fill out the judging card
10:25 How to take judging notes
11:00 Overview of Judging Sheep & Goats
12:00 Lunch
1 pm Terms and Transition sessions
Muscle and Performance
Volume and Trimness
Structure and Balance
2:30 Formatting your oral reasons
3:00 Judging Contest – 4 classes
Prizes and Awards –Sponsored by Faulkner Farms
4:30 Adjourn

Registration Deadline: (Postmarked by)
Early Bird April 23rd
Late Registration April 30th
On-Site Reg. May 8th

Youth - Early Bird Reg. $7
Youth - Late Registration $10
Youth - On Site Reg. $20
Adults - $7

Send Registration to:
Gooding County Extension
203 Lucy Lane
Gooding, ID 83330
Phone: 208 934-4417

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Swine Judging Workshop and Contest

March 27th, in Rupert
Be there! or be square!

jackpot pig shows can be fun to attend