University of Wisconsin-River Falls

2010 Agricultural Technology Contest

March 27, 2010

 

Livestock Evaluation

 

Contest Description and Rules:

Please direct questions to:

Dr. Gary Onan
Animal and Food Science Department
University of Wisconsin-River Falls
gary.onan@uwrf.edu
715-425-3704

*Contestants MUST have a clipboard for the scan sheets.

*No pens, only No. 2 pencils

Oral reasons will be given for one of the 6 ranking classes. Oral reasons is for FFA QUALIFYING ONLY.

The Livestock Evaluation and Selection Contest will consist of the following classes:

  • Breeding Ewes: one class of ewe lambs or yearling ewes to be judged on the basis of type and production records.
  • Beef Heifers: one class of heifers to be judged on the basis of type and production records.
  • Crossbred Gilts: one class of crossbred gilts to be judged on the basis of type and production records.
  • Market Swine: one class of market swine (barrows and/or gilts) to be judged on the basis of market type.
  • Market Lambs: one class of market lambs (wethers and/or ewes) to be judged on the basis of market type.
  • Steers: one class of steers to be judged on the basis of market type.
  • Cattle Grading: class of 5 steers or heifers to assign quality and yield grades.
  • Cull-Keep Class: class of eight ewes, heifers, or gilts. Choose 4 to keep as replacement breeding stock.

 

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