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General Livestock Judging Team

Livestock judging is an art developed through patient study and long practice.  To be a good livestock judge you must:

  • Know the parts of the animal and their location
  • Know which parts are most important for meat and breeding stock production and the most desirable conformation for each part

Visualize the ideal animal

  • Make keen observations and compare them to the ideal
  • Weigh the good and bad points of each animal
  • Develop a system of analyzing and examining animals so important points are not overlooked
  • Determine which animal fulfills a particular need and selection priority
  • Combine performance records with visual appraisal.

If interested in participating on judging teams, please click here and complete interest form and return to the Extension Office.  Any questions, please contact us at 320-762-3890.  




Jodi Hintzen
County 4-H Program Coordinator
(320) 762-3890
Jacalyn Kokett
County 4-H Program Coordinator
(320) 762-3890
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