Livestock Judging

Date: April 22, 2017

Location: Pearce Pavilion, Texas A&M University Campus

Entry/Registration Deadline: April 9, 2017

Entry Fee: $20.00

Description/Objectives:

  • To increase knowledge of livestock evaluation and selection techniques
  • To better understand breeding concepts and use of analytical tools such as EPDs
  • To employ decision making skills
  • To create a sense of team work
  • To learn to make individual decisions and support them with oral statements

There is no limit to the number of youth or teams that can be entered from Southeast District 9.   All entries must be made online using the 4-HConnect system and youth  must bring an eligibility form with them to the contest.

  • Classes
    • 2 Market Steer
    • 1 Breeding Cattle
    • 1 Goat
    • 1 Market Lamb
    • 1 Breeding Lamb
    • 2 Market Swine
  • Reasons
    • Seniors – 4 sets of reasons: 2 cattle, 1 sheep, 1 swine
    • Intermediates – 2 sets of reasons:  1 market steer, 1 market sheep
  • EPDs – Estimated Progeny Differences and a herd use description will be provided on the breeding cattle class.

Schedule:
7:15 a.m. Registration
7:30 a.m. Livestock in place
7:45 a.m. Official Placings
8:00 a.m. Contest Begins
2:00 p.m. Awards Presentation (subject to change)

Agent Assignments

District 9 4-H Livestock Judging Contest Committee:
Jerod Meurer – Co Chair, Brazos County
Brandon Gregson – Co Chair, San Jacinto County
Hanna Eiland, Brazoria County
John Grange, Burleson County
Justin Saenz, Fort Bend County
Eric Zimmerman, Grimes County
Trevor Dickschat, Lee County
Christina Ritter, Orange County

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