Junior Sheep & Goat Skillathon

A skillathon provides youth with the opportunity to blend knowledge and skills acquired in livestock judging, demonstrations, and care and exhibition of animals into a single activity. A skillathon competition consists of a series of stations where youth are tested on their knowledge and abilities related to livestock. Station topics may include identification (breeds, parts, equipment, meat, wool, or feed); evaluation/judging (fleeces, live animals, hay); a problem-solving activity; and a written quiz. All of the stations in this contest will pertain to sheep and goats and their products.

The Junior Sheep & Goat Skillathon is open to any youth between the ages of 8 and 18. Youth will compete according to their age on January 1, 2014 (4-H age).

Individuals and teams (of 3 or 4) may compete. Pre-registration is required for teams. No team entries will be allowed on the day of the contest. Participants should bring clipboards and pencils to use during the contest.

For information about the skillathon and links to study resources, go to www.sheepandgoat.com/programs/skillathon/skillathon.html.

Classes

001-Individuals

K01 Juniors: 8-10
K02 Intermediate: 11-13
K03 Seniors: 14-18

002-Teams

K01 Juniors: 8-10
K02 Intermediate: 11-13
K03 Seniors: 14-18

Awards

Time and Cost

Sunday May 4, 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the  Dining Hall

Awards Presentation: Sunday, May 4, 2:00 pm at the Dining Hall.

Registration Deadline: April 28, 2014.

Send name(s), address, phone number, and email address to:

Susan Schoenian
18330 Keedysville Road
Keedysville, MD 21756
301- 432-2767 x343
fax: 301-432-4089


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