COLLEGE STATION – Texas 4-H and FFA youth and agricultural leaders interested in acquiring livestock evaluation skills can attend a judging clinic scheduled March 23 at Texas A&M University in College Station, according to coordinators.
The clinic will begin at 8 a.m. at Pearce Pavilion located on George Bush Drive.
The award-winning Texas A&M Livestock Judging Team and coaches will teach the half-day clinic, which will focus on evaluation training for breeding and market beef cattle, sheep, goats and hogs.
“In preparation for district, area and state livestock judging contests, youth from across the nation are invited to attend this judging clinic,” said Brant Poe, Texas A&M livestock judging team coordinator. “We will work closely with students to polish their judging skill by reviewing fundamental principles behind livestock evaluation, assessing the dynamics of a class and gaining greater insight to how classes are put together.”
The clinic will involve hands-on learning and will include the opportunity for the youth to judge different classes, followed by a review of how the Texas A&M Judging Team would place the class.
Registration is available online at http://judgingcard.com. Cost is $10 if registered by March 18. Late registration can be made the day of the camp starting at 7 a.m. for $15.
For more information, please contact Poe at 979-251-1636, email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to http://animalscience.tamu.edu/files/2012/06/judging-clinic-13.pdf.