The West Central Livestock Judging Clinic and Contest is scheduled Wednesday, May 23 at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds in North Platte.
This event is designed for youth to improve their basic livestock evaluation/selection skills and provide a good foundation in livestock, Lincoln-McPherson County Extension Extension Educator said.
It will be conducted by Dr. Matt Ellicott, UNL livestock judging team coach.
Activities in the clinic will include: Evaluation Factors; Terminology; Oral Reasons Format; and will include a practice class(s), Saner said.
The competitive livestock judging classes will include market and breeding classes of beef, sheep and swine and may also include a market class of meat goats. The clinic and contest will be open to all youth, ages 8-18, as well as adults. Parents, leaders and advisors are encouraged to attend. Pre-registration is requested Tuesday, May 22 by calling 308-532-2683 or 1-800-200-1381.
The age divisions are: Adult-19 years & older; senior - 14-18 years old; intermediate -11-13 years old & juniors 8-10 years old as of Jan. 1.
Teams will consist of 3 or 4 members in the same age division. They can be from the same club, chapter and/or county. Medals will be presented to the top two individuals in each youth division. Rosettes will be presented to top teams in each division. Ribbons will be awarded to all participants. There is a $5.00 per person registration fee which includes lunch. Concessions will be available at the fairgrounds also.
Check-in is from 8:15-8:45 a.m. with the clinic starting at 9 and going till 10:30 a.m. The judging contest will run from 10:30-noon, followed by lunch.
Reasons will be taken from 12:30-1:30 p.m. followed by the official placing and discussion of classes from 1:30-2 p.m. followed directly with results and awards.
The clinic and judging contest is cooperatively sponsored by UNL Extension in Lincoln and McPherson Counties; and the UNL Livestock Judging Team.
For more information, contact Saner at Lincoln-McPherson County UNL Extension, 308-532-2683 or 1-800-200-1381, email at firstname.lastname@example.org or your local UNL Extension office.