The kids are required to attend “super livestock judging”
The kids bring their record books. These books are very time consuming. There is a basic workbook section with general breed/livestock/animal well being questions.
The second half is specific to their animals. They need to have pictures, feed schedules, expense records, immunizations, etc.
They have interviews with judges and skill stations. They have to identify types of feed, breeds of animals, parts of animals, cuts of meat, and more animal husbandry.
Long day! They have top go through this in both beef and swine.
I was very happy with the overall results.
They were judged on one hog and 2 beef projects each with blue ribbons all around. And 6 of the 9
projects were awarded outstanding ribbons.
Lots and lots of hard work this summer, always good to see it pay off!