University of Florida

4-H & FFA Livestock Judging and Meat Judging Clinics

Friday & Saturday, January 12-13, 2018
Livestock - UF Horse Teaching Unit
Meats - UF Animal Sciences Meats Processing Center

The information below (and linked) was for the 2017 event and has not been updated for 2018. However, many of the details are similar year to year, so this may be used as a reference. Check back here as the event draws closer for more current information.

 Friday check-in begins at 1:00 pm
 Clinic begins 2:00 pm

Extension Agents, Volunteer Leaders, & Agriculture Teachers Interested in fielding Meat or Livestock Judging Teams in 2017 … Bring your students to Gainesville for one trip as the University of Florida Department of Animal Sciences will host two concurrently running judging clinics.

The Meat Judging program will be held at the UF Animal Sciences Building in the Meat Processing Center. The Livestock Judging program will be held at the UF Horse Teaching Unit. The Horse Teaching Unit is a covered open-air facility, so be prepared for weather variations.

Participants (youth and adult) in the Meat Judging Clinic will need to dress warmly (40 degree coolers), wear close-toed shoes, and bring hard hats and frocks. If needed, contact Kyle Mendes to possibly borrow UF equipment.

The program is targeted to 4-H and FFA youth ages 11-18 (4-H Intermediates & Seniors, FFA Middle & High School), leaders/coaches, teachers/advisors, and Extension Agents. There will be a $20 per person registration fee for both youth and adults.

Both clinics will start at 2 pm on Friday, January 13th and again at 8 am on Saturday, January 14th. There will be a dinner at the HTU for participants in both programs (included in the registration fee) Friday at 6:30pm.

Many hotels in the area offer special rates for IFAS related events. Refer to this document for which hotels and how to get the rates.

Entry Deadlines- All participants much be registered online via Eventbrite by January 9.

Cancellations/Refunds – No refunds.
**All persons committed to attend will have to be paid for whether they attend or not.**


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