Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Judging and Meat Identification Resources

Charles M. Boudreaux, Hay, Gary M.

Judging teams have long been an excellent way to teach 4-H and FFA members several valuable life skills which can be used throughout their personal and professional lives. Critical thinking, teamwork, public speaking, organizational skills, time management and self-confidence are just a few of the life skills young people can learn by participating in judging teams. Evaluating and selecting livestock, dairy cattle, poultry and meats are also skills which can be extremely valuable in their professional careers.

The following files contain basic information for training judging teams. This information can be used by 4-H anf FFA members as well as anyone involved with training competitive judging teams or just learning how to evaluate animals and animal products.

Parts of a Judging Contest
Understanding how a judging contest is organized

A Basic Introduction to Judging
How to begin training a judging team

Resources for Training Livestock Judging Teams
Livestock Judging Resources

Judging Dairy Cattle
An Introduction to Dairy Cattle Judging

Dairy Cow Unified Scorecard
Scorecard for Judging Dairy Cattle

Dairy Calf and Heifer Scorecard
Scorecard for Judging Dairy Calves and Heifers

Dairy Judging Questions
Questions for Dairy Judging

Oral Reasons for Dairy Judging
Introduction to Giving Oral Reasons in Dairy Judging

Dairy Judging Questions
Questions to help place Dairy Cattle Judging classes

Meat Identification Contest
Meat Identification Judging

Poultry Judging
An Introduction to Poultry Judging

Poultry Judging Resources
Resources for training Poultry Judging Teams

Oral Reasons Guide
Oral reasons blank card

7/17/2010 2:57:11 AM
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