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4-H Animal Judging Contests

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-Hers interested in Dairy, General Livestock (Beef, Sheep & Swine), Horses, and Rabbits can learn to be a good judge by knowing the parts of the animal and their location, which parts are most important for meat and breeding stock production, making keen observations and comparing to the ideal, weighing the good and bad points of each animal, and much more.

Judging Contest Form (73 K DOC)

General Livestock Judging Coaches Letter posted July 28, 2015

Dairy Judging Coaches Letter 2015 posted June 4, 2015

General Rules for Judging Contests

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