COLLEGE STATION – Texas 4-H and FFA youth, teachers and agricultural leaders interested in gaining livestock evaluation skills can attend a Livestock Judging Clinic to be held March 28, 2015, at Texas A&M University in College Station.
The clinic will begin at 8 a.m. and will be held at Pearce Pavilion located on George Bush Drive.
The award-winning Texas A&M Livestock Judging Team and coaches will teach the half-day clinic, which will focus on evaluation training for breeding and market beef cattle, sheep, goats and hogs.
“This clinic is designed for youth involved in livestock judging to prepare for district, area and state contests and to polish their judging skills,” said Brant Poe, Texas A&M Livestock Judging Team Coordinator. “We will work closely with participants to develop their judging skills by reviewing fundamental principles behind livestock evaluation, assessing the dynamics of a class and providing greater insight into how classes are put together.”
The clinic will involve hands-on learning and will include the opportunity for the youth to judge different classes, which will be followed by a time for questions and a review of how the Texas A&M Judging Team would place the class.
Registration can be made online at http://judgingcard.com. Cost to attend is $10 if registered by March 23. Late registration can be made the day of the camp starting at 7 a.m. for $15.
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