ONLINE JUDGING CONTEST
The swine judging contest will run online from April 12th through April 19th. All swine exhibitors are expected to participate in the judging contest. Other livestock members are encouraged to participate in the judging contest.
GENERAL INFORMATION -
LIVESTOCK JUDGING CONTESTS
The Swine Judging Contest will be held online this year. The contest will run from April 12th through April 19th. The second and third judging contests will be held later in the spring with details and times to be determined. All beef, goat, sheep and swine project members MUST judge at the Kittitas County Fair 4-H or FFA Judging Contest. Because members judge all species at the Fair, it is important that they be encouraged to participate in all judging opportunities prior to fair. Members should be familiar with how to use the judging card and beef, sheep, swine, and goat body parts appropriate for each pre-show/clinic contest. Practice judging cards and livestock parts and the key are available at the Extension Office or online www.kittitas.wsu.edu
under 4-H Projects>Livestock. There will also be oral reasons given at all the judging contests. Publication EM4789 “Teaching 4-H Oral Reasons” may be picked up at the Extension Office to learn more about oral reasons.
STATE FAIR LIVESTOCK JUDGING TEAM
Youth interested in participating on the State Fair Livestock Judging team need to plan on participating at the Beef Clinic, Swine Clinic or Sheep & Goat Pre-Show Judging Contests. The top 3 blue placing exhibitors at the Beef Clinic and Swine Clinic Judging Contests and the top 4 blue placing exhibitors at the Sheep & Goat Judging Contest in the intermediate and senior 4-H divisions will automatically qualify to participate on the Kittitas County State 4-H Livestock Judging team. If there is not a complete team from the top qualifiers then the next top placing blue ribbon judging scores from the clinic’s and pre-show will be invited to participate on the Kittitas County State 4-H Livestock Judging Team. This team will be eligible to judge at the State 4-H Fair in Puyallup. Breaking ties for qualifying for the judging team will be determined by the highest oral reasons score, followed by highest parts score. Kittitas County may send up to 10 intermediates and 10 seniors to the Livestock Judging contest at the Washington State 4-H Fair.