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Animal Sciences Department

Animal Sciences Department

Training Adults to Teach Youth Animal and Products Evaluation

Livestock Evaluation Resources

Materials for Coaches

  • Livestock Judging Overview - PowerPoint (in pdf) summarizing the State and National contest, plus introductions to judging swine, cattle, and sheep.
  • Coaches Advice - PowerPoint (in pdf) detailing the benefits in participating in a judging program, how get a judging team started/organized, arranging workouts, and overcoming human tendancies that make a contest harder than it should be.
  • Judging Information - Principles of judging, taking notes, and formulating reasons. Also traits to condsider when juding breeding and/or market hogs, cattle, and sheep. Includes explanations of Yield grades, USDA grades, and EPD's.

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