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Livestock Judging Team forming in Clay County

So what does a Livestock Judging Team do?

Team members evaluate live breeding and market livestock (beef, sheep and swine). They will then rank classes of four animals based on the animal’s good and bad points. This is a great way to learn about the ideal animal, parts of the animal and their location and which parts are most important for meat and breeding stock production.

So who makes up a team? What will you do?

Teams consist of three or four members grades 3 and above, a county can have multiple teams. Those on intermediate (grades 6-8) and senior (grades 9 & up) teams can participate in the Livestock Judging contest at the Minnesota State Fair. There may be occasional local and regional invitationals as well.

How do I join?

The effort to get a team(s) together is being spearheaded by a Clay County 4-H youth. If you are an interested youth wanting to be on the team or an adult willing to help coach and mentor please contact the office at 218-299-5020 and we will provide your information to those organizing the team. Meeting frequency and location will be determined once a team or teams are established. Please note that to comply with University of Minnesota Safety of Minors policy the team(s) will need a minimum of 2 screened adult volunteers.

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