In the livestock industry, evaluating animals is pivotal to continually improving genetics. The question is how do young livestock enthusiasts learn the tools they need to help make better breeding decisions? It's through educational events like the National Western Stock Show Collegiate Livestock Judging Contest.
This morning, contestants in the livestock judging contest had the opportunity to test themselves against their peers. Located in the Denver Coliseum, the livestock judging contest requires participants to evaluate 12 classes of beef cattle, goats, sheep and swine. In addition, team members will give oral reasons on eight classes including four cattle, two sheep and goat, as well as two swine classes.
Though results will not be available until after the awards banquet Friday, January 16 at 6 p.m., snapshots of the contest are available below.
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