Marathon County Junior and Manitowoc County Senior Teams top 2015 State 4-H Livestock Contest

The State 4-H Livestock Judging Contest was held on Monday, July 27 at the Lodi Agricultural Fairgrounds in Lodi, WI. This was a new location for the annual venue that allows the top junior and senior county 4-H Livestock judging teams the opportunity to apply their skills in evaluating beef, swine, sheep and meat goat classes in hopes of qualifying for a national livestock judging event this fall.

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Mob Grazing, is it for you?

Mob Grazing is a “new” grazing technique that has been slowly sweeping Wisconsin and the upper-Midwest for the last decade. This technique attempts to simulate historical grazing patterns conducted by native herbivores with a range of domesticated livestock.

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2015 livestock skillathon

2015 Wisconsin 4-H Quiz Bowl and Skillathon Results

The Wisconsin 4-H Quiz Bowl and Skillathon contests were both held on Saturday, March 7 at the University of Wisconsin Madison Animal Sciences Building. Livestock Quiz Bowl is a competition where questions are about beef, sheep, swine and meat goat topics and students use a buzzer in order to answer. Teams compete in a double elimination format by giving oral answers to questions posed by a judge. Each match has both an individual and toss-up question round. A group discussion round is included in the senior division to simulate the national competition.

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Livestock results from Area Animal Science Days

The 2014 Area Animal Science Days were held in Manitowoc, Columbia, Eau Claire and Crawford Counties. Youth judged breeding and market classes of each of the following species: swine, beef, sheep and in some locations meat goats. Congratulations to all participants in this year’s regional contests.

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Iowa County Junior and Senior Teams top 2014 State 4-H Livestock Contest

The State 4-H Livestock Judging Contest was held on Monday, July 28 at the Arlington Public Events Center. There were nine senior teams and ten junior teams that participated. The contest consisted of evaluating classes of market and breeding beef, market and breeding swine, market and breeding sheep and Boer goats, as well as answer questions and deliver reasons. These teams qualified for the state contest by being top teams at the district Area Animal Science Days that were held around the state in June.

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