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Animal Sciences

Animal Sciences

4-H & FFA Livestock Judging and Meat Judging Clinics

Friday & Saturday, January 10-11, 2020
Livestock - UF Horse Teaching Unit
Meats - UF Animal Sciences Meats Processing Center

Registration is through Eventbrite
 -Register by Jan. 7

Extension Agents, Volunteer Leaders, & Agriculture Teachers Interested in fielding Meat or Livestock Judging Teams in 2020 … 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 . The Livestock Judging program will be held at the .

For the Livestock Judging program, 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 10th and again at 8 am on Saturday, January 11th. 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 iformation, contact:
Kyle Mendes for the meat judging clinic  kmendes15@ufl.edu 
Chad Carr for the livestock judging clinic chadcarr@ufl.edu, or Clayton Roland, clayton.roland@ufl.edu.

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.