4-H clover 4-H dairy judging contest

Thursday, August 23

dairy cattle being judged by youth

In this Minnesota State Fair event, 4-H'ers show their skills in judging a high-quality animal. They have learned to judge by knowing the parts of the animal and their locations, which parts are most important for production and making keen observations, weighing the good and bad points of each animal.

Judging team participants must register as part of their county's state fair registration process. Judging team coaches must register their teams and individuals for the Minnesota State Fair animal judging contest by Aug. 10.

Learn more about 4-H animal judging contests

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Event information

Thursday, August 23
8:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Minnesota State Fair
Compeer Arena,
1871 Judson Ave,
St. Paul, MN 55108 United States

Karen Nelson



8:30 a.m. Team check-in and photos - Compeer Arena

9 a.m. Contest begins - Compeer Livestock Arena

12 p.m. Lunch for teams – St. Paul Campus for Senior Division, Compeer Arena for Intermediate Division

5 p.m. Team coaches' meeting - St. Paul Campus

6 p.m. Awards ceremony - St. Paul Campus

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