4-H Livestock Quiz Bowl & Skillathon Contest

What:  Livestock Bowl is a quiz competition where all the questions are about beef, sheep, swine, and meat goat topics and students use a buzzer in order to answer the questions.  Teams compete in a double elimination format by giving oral answers to questions posed by a moderator.  Each match has both an individual and toss-up question round.  The winning 4-H senior team will represent Wisconsin at the National 4-H Livestock Quiz Bowl competition in Omaha, NE at the AKSARBEN Livestock Exhibition.

Skillathon contest is made up of a written quiz and learning stations such as breed identification, feed identification, equipment identification as well as some team activities such as demonstrating evaluation skills.  The top Senior level 4-H team will represent Wisconsin at the National 4-H Skillathon Contest, held each fall in Louisville at the North American International Livestock Exposition (NAILE).

Competition in Quiz Bowl & Skillathon encourages members to develop a more complete knowledge of animals and related subjects.  This contest provides an educational program for all project members, including those who may not own a project animal, and provides a way to develop self-confidence.  These programs are a great parallel to some similar programs that breed associations and other organizations conduct.

When: Saturday, March 2,  2019 – Information forthcoming
Where:  UW Madison Animal Sciences Building
Time:  Registration  9 a.m., Competition starts 9:30 a.m.

2019 Information

2019 Livestock Skill NR_Final

2019 Livestock Skillathon Resource Handbook Final

2019 Quiz Bowl Handbook Final

2019 qbskill registration form – fillable  – Emailed and signed to Bernie O’Rourke by Friday, February 22, 2019

Tips in Wool Judging –

Animal Evaluation Sheet

RESULTS – 2019


2019 Jr Results (Individual, Team, All)

2019 Mixed Results (Individual, Team, All)

2019 Sr Results (Individual, Team, All)

Photos for Media Use

RESULTS – 2018

Results Newsrelease 2018

2018 Skillathon Junior Results (Individual, Team, All)

2018 Skillathon Mixed Results (Individual, Team, All)

2018 Skillathon Senior Results (Individual, Team, All)

Photos from contest

Results – 2017

Junior Skillathon Scores
MIxed Skillathon Scores
Senior Skillathon Scores

Awards Photos can be found at: 


Team Photos:


Results – 2016
2016 newrelease results
Junior Skillathon Results
Mixed Skillathon Results
Senior Skillathon Results
Photos can be obtained from:

Results – 2015
2015 Newrelease results
Junior Skillathon Results
Mixed Skillathon Results
Senior Skillathon Results
Photos and group captions can be obtained from:
Quiz Bowl & Skillathon


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