Livestock Judging Camp & Clinic

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 Youth Clinic and Camps

This year’s clinics and camps are designed for 4-H and FFA members interested in building their knowledge of evaluating market and breeding animals, including beef, swine, sheep, and goats.

2023 Clinic

  • Livestock Judging Clinic – March 25, 2023
  • Location: Louis Pearce Pavilion
  • Registration:  judgingcard.com February 1 – March 20; On-site registration 3/25 beginning at 7:30 am
  • Time: 8:30 am-12:30 pm
  • Clinic Fee: $14/person
  • Clinic Flyer
  • Important Notes about Clinic:
    • This is not a competition
    • The clinic is for students and coaches
    • The clinic will focus on market animal evaluation and will be set up like a typical 4H-FFA livestock judging contest
    • Students and coaches will be split into groups and will judge for approximately five minutes. A TAMU judging team member will explain the placing of the class. Students and coaches will be allowed approximately five minutes to ask the judging team member questions. Coaches will be given approximately five minutes to discuss each class with their students and then will rotate to the next class.
    • Keep/Cull Data and Slaughter Cattle stations will be available.
    • It will be a short, four hour, fast paced clinic where no literature/awards will be passed out.

2023 Summer Camps

Reasons Camp

This year’s camps are designed for 4-H and FFA members interested in building their knowledge of evaluating market and breeding animals, including beef, swine, sheep, and goats. The reasons camp focuses on selection principles, oral reasons, live market evaluation, and breeding animal performance data. Any 4-H and FFA member is welcome to attend. Instructors include Texas A&M faculty and staff, and members of the 2023 livestock judging team.

  • Camp 1: June 11-13, 2023
  • Camp 2: June 18-20, 2023
  • Location: Louis Pearce Pavilion
  • Cost: $325 – Include meals, literature, t-shirt and hotel lodging
  • Ages: 11-18 years old
  • Registration: Coming soon, April 3 – May 10

Non-Reasons Camp

New Camp Format!

This is a new camp that will focus on the Texas FFA contest format; however, it is open to any 4-H and FFA member. We will have live classes of breeding and market animals in each species. Additionally, we will cover Keep/Cull, performance data, and feeder and slaughter cattle grading. Questions on each class will be emphasized throughout the camp, but there will be NO ORAL REASONS. Campers will have the opportunity to compete in a contest at the end of camp.

We encourage ag teachers/coaches/parents to attend this camp with their students. These individuals will go through all live classes, and have breakout sessions for coaching strategy and roundtable discussions.

  • Camp 1: June 15-16, 2023
  • Location: Louis Pearce Pavilion
  • Cost: $225 – Include meals, literature, and t-shirt (does NOT include lodging) | $150 for ag teachers/parents/chaperones
  • Ages: 11-18 years old
  • Registration: Coming soon, April 3 – May 10

For more information, please contact Caleb Boardman at 307.250.2298 or caleb.boardman@ag.tamu.edu.

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