This project teaches you to select and evaluate livestock, give oral reasons and place classes of livestock. Evaluation of livestock is an exciting and thought-provoking experience. The ultimate goal of livestock judging is to compare your perception of an animal against the ideal and then to contrast your opinion with another individual or group.



South Dakota State University Livestock Judging Manual, 4HDL26
M Judging Beef Cattle and Oral Reasons 101, 4HDL27
M Judging Meat Goats and Oral Reasons 101, 4HDL28
M Judging Swine and Oral Reasons 101, 4HDL29
M Judging Sheep and Oral Reasons 101, 4HDL30
M Livestock Quality Assurance for Youth Producers, 5300
M 4-H Livestock Sales, 5310
M New Mexico 4-H Horse Judging Manual, 200R48, available free online
M Beef, Sheep and Swine Selection and Evaluation, 4H103R
M Montana Judging Card, 5355, available free online or 4-H website
S National 4-H Poultry Judging, 4H460