Livestock judging

What are the characteristics to look for in a prize food animal that yields the best products for our table? Or are you interested in gaining skills to select your market animal to exhibit at the fair? Learn to evaluate animals, judge them like a pro and justify your decision. Enrollment in this project is not required to participate in the State 4-H Livestock Judging Contest.

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    Projects

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    Opportunities

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      Missouri Youth Grading and Judging Contest and Clinic

      The Judging and Grading Clinic teaches how to evaluate live animals by applying USDA grade standards.

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      State Livestock Judging Contest

      The ultimate goal of livestock judging is to compare your perception of an animal against the ideal and then to contrast your opinion with that of another individual or group of individuals. The state contest does not require enrollment in the project.

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      State Fair

      4-H exhibits and competitions are part of the fun of the Missouri State Fair. You won’t want to miss this special event; visit the 4-H building to see the projects of our 4-H youth or catch the judging competitions. Whatever your niche, there is something for everyone. Bring the family! The Missouri State Fair is located at the intersection of Highways 50 and 65, and less than 20 miles south of I-70, Sedalia is roughly an hour from Kansas City, Columbia and Jefferson City.

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