Florida State Fair 4-H Livestock Judging
February 10, 2023
Teco Arena (previoiusly Lykes)
Register on 4Honline by January 31
The Florida State Fair will host a 4-H Livestock Judging Contest on Saturday, February 10, 2023 at the Teco (preiously Lykes) Arena. Check in will begin at 3:00 p.m., instructions at 3:45, and the contest begins at 4:00 p.m., and awards will be announced in the arena at ~7:30 p.m. Contest rules and a list of classes may be found in the FSF Youth Livestock Catalog (link coming soon). In addition to placing classes of cattle, hogs, goats, and sheep, the contest will include evaluation of feeder cattle (frame and muscle score). Participants will be asked one set of 10 questions from one of the classes.
Each county may enter one team comprised of up to four youth of any age (8-18). Juniors, Intermediates, and Seniors will compete equally and be eligible for the same overall individual and team awards.
Registration on 4Honline is required by January 31. There is a $15 per team entry fee.
Teams should enter the fairgrounds through the Martin Luther King Blvd. entrance and parking is free.This can be a very busy day at the fair. Plan your travel to arrive at the fairgrounds well ahead of check-in so you have time to find parking and get through the gates. Try to reach the Teco Arena between 2:30 and 3:00 p.m. so everyone will have a minute to relax, check in at registration, and get the members situated in their groups by 3:45. Remember that this is also the qualifier for the Senior FFA State Contest so it will be very crowded.