Aggiefest Livestock Judging Contest to be held Oct. 24

Writer: Courtney Coufal

COLLEGE STATION – The 2015 Aggiefest Livestock Judging Contest will be held Oct. 24 at Louis Pearce Pavilion in College Station.

DSC_0553Aggiefest Livestock Judging Contest is sponsored by the Texas A&M University Livestock Judging Team and is open to all 4-H and FFA members.

Individuals and 4-member teams will compete in three age groups—sub-junior, ages 8-11; junior, ages 12-14; and senior, ages 15 and older. Contestants will judge eight classes of cattle, swine, sheep and goats. Questions will be asked over three classes.

The high-point individual in each age division will receive a belt buckle, and the top 10 individuals and the top two teams in each age division will receive awards.

“Aggiefest is a great opportunity for youth livestock judgers of all ages to demonstrate their knowledge of sheep, goats, cattle and swine through competing in their respective age divisions,” said Brant Poe, lecturer and Texas A&M University Livestock Judging Coach.  “This contest is a great chance for youth to continue expanding their skills while being rewarded for their efforts.”

Registration can be made online at http://www.judgingcard.com. Cost to enter is $15 per person by Oct. 16, and $20 per person Oct. 17 and after.

Onsite registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. followed by the contest at 9 a.m. The awards presentation will be at 1:30 p.m.

The Pearce Pavilion is located at 555 George Bush Drive West in College Station.

For more information contact Poe at (979) 845-6059 or by email at brant_poe@tamu.edu or visit http://animalscience.tamu.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2015/09/2015-Aggiefest-Livestock.pdf.

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For more information regarding news from the Department of Animal Science, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Texas A&M University, please contact Courtney Coufal at cacoufal@tamu.edu or (979) 845-1542.

 

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