Category Archives: Youth

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. Aggiefest 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… Read More →

Aggiefest Horse Judging Workshop set for Oct. 24

By Olivia Norton COLLEGE STATION- The 2015 Aggiefest Horse Judging Workshop will be held Oct. 24 at Freeman Arena in College Station. The Aggiefest Horse Judging Workshop welcomes youth of all ages to participate in a day of learning horse judging fundamentals including reasons formatting, halter classes, western classes and English classes. Placings, cuts and critiques will be discussed following each class. “The Aggiefest Horse Judging Workshop is a great place for judgers of all skill levels to practice in a low-stress environment” said Teri Antilley, Extension horse… Read More →

Youth exhibitors compete in Aggieland shows

COLLEGE STATION – The Department of Animal Science welcomed hundreds of youth exhibitors and their animals to Aggieland on Aug. 1-2 for several friendly competitions in the show ring. The Saddle & Sirloin Club hosted their annual Steer, Heifer and Pig Futurities; the Livestock Judging Team hosted the Steer and Heifer Extravaganza; and the Lamb Futurity Boosters hosted the Aggieland Traditions Lamb Show. Faculty, staff and students coordinated and worked at the events. Saddle & Sirloin Steer, Heifer and Pig Shows Entries: 178 steers, 95 pigs and 112… Read More →

Summer camps bring hundreds of agriculture youth to Aggieland

Writer:  Maggie Tucker COLLEGE STATION — When thinking about summer camp, the first thing that comes to mind might not be studying steers, placing a class of horses or fine-tuning lamb showmanship. But that is how “summer camp” is defined by the Department of Animal Science at Texas A&M University. This summer more than 1,400 school-aged kids from 14 different states made the trip to Aggieland to participate in the Horse Judging Camp, Livestock Judging Camp, Aggieland Goat Camp, Aggieland Lamb Camp and the Aggie Commercial Steer Camp…. Read More →

Beef 706 programs focus on quality end-product

ALPINE AND LUBBOCK — Two Beef 706 programs were held this summer to provide cattle producers with information that could help them produce more consistent and high quality beef. The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, the Texas Beef Council and Sul Ross State University conducted Beef 706 on the Sul Ross campus at Alpine on June 29-30. About 20 cattle producers, mostly from West Texas, participated in the program to increase their knowledge of the end-products of beef production. Participants were presented information ranging from live cattle evaluation… Read More →

Young livestock judgers sharpen skills at Aggieland judging camp

COLLEGE STATION – The Department of Animal Science welcomed 215 young livestock judgers to Aggieland this summer for several days of intensive livestock evaluation skill development. The Texas A&M Livestock Judging Camps were held May 31-June 2, June 14-16 and June 21-23 and brought together some of the brightest 4-H and FFA youth members from eight states to learn from the current and former members of the Texas A&M Livestock Judging Team. Students sharpened their skills in evaluating sheep, swine, goat and cattle while gaining experience in the… Read More →