Livestock Judging Competition

Titus​ ​County​ ​Fair

Livestock​ ​Judging​ ​Contest

Superintendent:​ ​Scott​ ​Rodgers

Friday, September 29, 2017 - Livestock Pavilion - 30 minutes after the conclusion of the Heifer Show at Show Ring

Purpose​ ​of​ ​Event:

This event is designed to teach students the desirable traits of livestock today. Students must observe details, see individual animals in the context of a class and make generalizations of individual traits to the industry, be knowledgeable of external anatomy, market and performance standards, performance data, breed character, make logical decisions and use generally accepted industry terminology. Students will be able to select livestock that will satisfy the demands of the consumer.

- Individual competition

- No entry fees

- Participant must​ ​take part in the Titus County Fair Livestock Show (includes ag mechanics)

Competition​ ​Classes:

Junior - 8th grade or lower

Senior - 9th grade or higher

Contest​ ​Make-up:

I. All contestants will complete the placing classes and questions classes portion of the contest.

      A. The contest will consist of 6 placing classes. If possible, depending upon animals available, the following classes will be put together for exhibitors to place:

               1. Breeding Heifers

               2. Market Steers

               3. Breeding Swine

               4. Market Swine

               5. Breeding Sheep or Goat

               6. Market Sheep or Goat

     B. Questions Classes

               1. There will be 3 questions classes, 1 from each species.

               2. Questions will be created using the parameters set forth by the Texas FFA State livestock judging rules. Characteristics to which questions may pertain are located here: https://www.texasffa.org/docs/Characteristics%20to%20which%20li vestock%20questions%20may%20pertain_86251.pdf

               3. Students may take notes over the specified questions classes.

               4. Questions will be asked at the conclusion of the contest.

II. Seniors will also complete an exam portion of the contest.

     A. There will be a 25 question exam of questions pulled from the Texas FFA State Livestock Judging Exam Question bank.

     B. The question bank is located here: https://www.texasffa.org/docs/2017-21%20Livestock_QBank_Export_Key _71269.pdf

III. Scoring

     A. Seniors

          a. Placing Classes 300 points

          b. Questions Classes 75 points

          c. Written Exam 50 points

          d. Total 425 points

          e. In the event of a tie, the tie will be broken by the scores in the questions classes.

     B. Juniors

          a. Placing Classes 300 points

          b. Questions Classes 75 points

          c. Total 375 points

          d. In the event of a tie, the tie will be broken by the scores in the questions classes.

 

For additional information, contact Scott Rodgers 903-285-2132