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Iowa State University

Iowa State University


Iowa State University
Livestock Judging Contest

The Iowa State University Department of Animal Science and 2015 Livestock Judging Team would like to take this opportunity to invite you to the 2015 ISU Spring Youth Livestock Judging Contest on Saturday April 18th. We look forward to hosting a quality event as you continue preparation for the state contest.

The contest will consist of 8 classes of cattle, sheep, and hogs and three sets of oral reasons. The teams will consist of four members where all individual scores contribute to the team score. Each school is welcome to bring more than one team as well as extra individuals. Additionally, just individuals without teams are welcome to compete as well. All contestants are eligible for individual awards. Awards will be given to top teams and individuals. Our goal is to provide a competitive event that also focuses on education. On all nonreasons classes the 2015 ISU Livestock Judging Team will critique the class as well as give officials and cuts. In addition, teams will be grouped together therefore coaches will be able to visit with their teams for instruction following non-reasons classes. Reasons classes will not be critiqued as we would like to have the students to share their own thoughts and opinions in the reasons room. Following oral reasons coaches will be given written comments on their team’s reasons as well as scores from the officials.

Registration will be held in the atrium of the Hansen Center on the ISU campus the morning of April 18th between 7:30am and 8:30am. The contest will begin at 9:00am. Please use this team registration form for pre-registration. Entry fees are $48 per team and/or $12 per individual, and can be paid either with the return of the registration form or during registration the morning of the contest. Lunch is included in the entry fee for students. Pre-entry would be much appreciated. We will have Senior (9th -12th Grade) and Junior (8th Grade and under) divisions for teams and individuals.

2015 Livestock Judging Contest Form


Iowa State University
Livestock Judging Camp

The Iowa State University Department of Animal Science and 2015 Livestock Judging Team will again sponsor the ISU Livestock Judging Camp being held June 8 - 10. The camp is designed for youth ages 12-18 that are interested in building their knowledge on the principles of market and breeding evaluation of sheep, cattle, and hogs, as well as oral reasons. Youth will also learn the importance of performance data and how to interpret and incorporate data into a set of reasons. Also, current members of the 2015 ISU Livestock Judging Team will work one on one with the participants on oral reasons.
All activities will be held on the Iowa State University campus. Attendants will be housed in campus dorms and meals will be provided. All persons attending will need to bring their own toiletry items as well as bedding (i.e. linens, pillows, etc.). Cost of attendance is $250.00 per individual for the three day camp. This fee includes meals, lodging, awards, judging manual, as well as a t-shirt.

Additional information can be found by following the links below or contact Jon DeClerck at or 515-294-5910.

Photo Page

2015 Camp Schedule

2015 Camp Application

Please mail completed forms to:
Jon De Clerck
Iowa State University
119 Kildee Hall
Ames, Iowa 50011

2015 Waiver Forms

Code of Responsibilities