A Southwest Regional 4-H General Livestock Judging Contest open to all youth grades 3-13 will be held on June 29 at the Murray County Fairgrounds in Slayton. Participate as an individual or as a team.
Classes will include beef, swine, sheep and goats with three sets of questions and three sets of reasons.
Effectively evaluating breeding and market animals is highly important in the animal industry. Judging is an art developed through patient study and long practice. 4-H'ers interested in animals can become good judges by knowing:
- The parts of the animal and their locations
- Which parts are most important for meat and breeding stock production
- Making keen observations
- Comparing the animal to the ideal
- Weighing the good and bad points of each animal
- All 4-H'ers grades 3-13
- Participate as an individual or as a team. Judging levels include beginner (grades 3-5), junior (grades 6-8), and senior (grades 9+).
$10 per person, includes lunch. Payable at the event.
Register by June 25 via 4-H Online (login, then click on events on the left; select "Southwest Regional 4-H General Livestock Judging Contest" Refer to the 4-H Online Event Registration Guide for additional assistance.