Tuesday, March 3, 2009

ISU Youth Livestock Judging Contest

RE: 2009 ISU Spring Youth Livestock Judging Contest
Dear Coaches,
We would like to take this opportunity to invite you to the 2009 ISU Spring Youth Livestock Judging Contest. We look forward to hosting a quality event as you continue preparation for the state contest. The contest will consist of 8 classes of cattle, sheep, and hogs and three sets of oral reasons. The teams will consist of four members where all individual scores contribute to the team score. Each school is welcome to bring more than one team as well as extra individuals. All contestants are eligible for individual awards. Awards will be given to top teams and individuals.
Our goal is to provide a competitive event that also focuses on education. On all non-reasons
classes the 2009 ISU Livestock Judging Team will critique the class as well as give officials and cuts. In addition, teams will be grouped together therefore coaches will be able to visit with their teams for instruction following non-reasons classes. Reasons classes will not be critiqued as we would like to have the students to share their own thoughts and opinions in the reasons room. Following oral reasons coaches will be given written comments on their team’s reasons as well as scores from the officials.

Registration will be held in the Farm Bureau Pavilion in Kildee Hall on the ISU campus the morning of April 25th between 7:30am and 8:30am. The contest will begin at 9:00am.
Please find the enclosed team registration form for pre-registration. Entry fees are $40 per team and/or $10 per individual, and can be paid either with the return of the registration form or during registration the morning of the contest. Lunch is included in the entry fee for students. Pre-entry would be much appreciated. We will have Senior (9th -12th Grade) and Junior (8th Grade and under) divisions for teams and individuals.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Jeff Thayne, ISU Livestock Judging Coach. Our hope is this will be a worthwhile competitive training event. I hope you will be able to join us on campus on Saturday April 25, 2009. ALSO, THE ISU LIVESTOCK JUDGING CAMP WILL BE JUNE 15-17, 2009.

Jeff Thayne
Office: 515.294.5910 Email: jtthayne@iastate.edu

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