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Animal Sciences Department

Animal Sciences Department

4-H & FFA Livestock Judging Clinics

Friday & Saturday, January 27-28, 2023
In-person event, UF, Gainesville

Click here to register, via Eventbrite
Registration deadline is Friday, Jan. 20

Extension Agents, Volunteer Leaders, & Agriculture Teachers Interested in fielding Meat or Livestock Judging Teams in 2023 … 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.

Participants (youth and adult) in the Meat Judging Clinic will need to dress warmly, wear close-toed shoes, and bring hard hats and frocks. If needed, contact Kyle Mendes to possibly borrow UF equipment. The Horse Teaching Unit is a covered open-air facility, so be prepared for weather variations.

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 youth attendees.

Both clinics will start at 2 pm on Friday, January 27th and again at 8 am on Saturday, January 28th. There will be a dinner at the HTU for participants in both programs (included in the registration fee) Friday at 6:30pm.  The program will be over at the conclusion of the meal on Friday and by noon on Saturday.

For more information, contact:

Kyle Mendes for the meat judging clinic 
Chad Carr for the livestock judging clinic