This email is for the Teachers that have Students that have earned the opportunity to judge at the State FFA Livestock CDE on March 27th at the Instructional Arena on South Milledge Ave. in Athens. The top 3 teams and the top ten individuals from each area are eligible to participate. I have attached a list of teams and top ten that may come to the contest. Please check over the list for correction that need to be made. I copied and pasted so the spelling is from the scantron at the area contest so please send me correction on names. You may substitute one of your team members from the area contest so if you have a change please let me know.
Please plan on being at the arena by 8 am on Saturday Morning, we will start registration at 7:30am.
The rules for the CDE are on the Aged Website.
Seniors will judge up to 7 placing classes, give 4 sets of reasons, have a team activity(keep and Cull-swine, sheep, cattle) and have a written management test.
Juniors will judge 6 placing classes and give 2 sets of reasons.
The actual number of classes will be determined by animal availability and I will send out the classes when I know for sure from Jary Douglas the week before the contest.
The senior management test will come from:
Modern Livestock and Poultry Production. Gillispie, James R.,7th Edition. Albany, NY: Delmar Publishers, Inc. 1995.
Unit 1 - Domestication & importance of Livestock
Unit 5 - Anatomy, Physiology, and Absorption of Nutrients
Unit 9 - Genetics of Animal Breeding
Unit 13 - Breeds of Beef Cattle
Unit 14 - Selection and Judging of Beef
Unit 15 - Feeding & Management of the Cow-Calf Herd
Unit 20 - Breeds of Swine
Unit 21 - Selection and Judging of Swine
Unit 22 - Feeding and Management of Swine
Unit 26 - Selection of Sheep
Unit 27 - Feeding, Management, and Housing of Sheep
Unit 28 - Selection, Feeding, and Management of Goats
If you have question please email or call.
Area Livestock Teacher
South Region Agricultural Education