Illinois 4-H Superior Young Dairy Producer Contest
September 19th from 2 PM to 6 PM
South Show Ring Illinois State Fairgrounds
Eligibility: Any Illinois 4-H member who is a current dairy project member in their local 4-H club and 14 years or older, as of January 1, 2020 is eligible to participate.
Register at: https://web.extension.illinois.edu/registration/?RegistrationlD=22494 or in person at the time of the event
Awards: The top three youth with the highest point scores in the total contest will receive a $1,000.00 scholarship sponsored by Prairie Farms Dairy, Inc.
Contest Format: Participants will be able to complete the contest anytime between 2 PM and 6 PM. The contest should take approximately 1 hour to complete. The contest will have three phases:
Phase 1: Dairy test relating to dairy management and facts
Phase 2: Skillathon: series of three learning stations with specific tasks and questions - Station 1) Feed ID; Station 2) Pedigrees; Station 3) Equipment ID.
Phase 3: Dairy Management Scoring: body condition score and locomotion score dairy cattle videos. Scoring guides can be found at:
Body Condition Scoring:
Contact Derek Nolan with any question: firstname.lastname@example.org
Illinois 4-H State Dairy Judging Contest
September 3 and 4, Register by August 28
Participants - Register at: https://web.extension.illinois.edu/registration/?RegistrationID-22493
- Contest will be held virtually
- Participants will have two days to judge all classes and submit reasons
- Juniors 8 to 14, Seniors 15 to 18 years of age as of January 1st
- 5 classes of cattle to judge
- 2 sets of reasons for Sr. division
Held virtually thanks to LivestockJudging.com
Send questions to Derek Nolan: email@example.com
4-H Superior Young Livestock Producer Contest
Who: 4-H members ages 14-18 as of January 1st. On-site walk-up registration
What: 2020 4-H Livestock Skillathon. Compete for one of nine $1,000 scholarships.
When: Saturday, September 19th. You can start any time between 9:00am - 2:00pm
Where: South show ring of the Junior cattle barn, Illinois State Fairgrounds
Test your knowledge on:
- Breeds of cattle, swine and sheep
- Multiple choice quiz
- Equipment identification
- Quality assurance
Send questions to Dan Jennings (815-218-4358)
Illinois Department of Agriculture Junior Livestock Expo
Sept 11-13, 2020 (beef / sheep / dairy goats / pygmy goats / rabbits / poultry)
Sept 18-20, 2020 (swine / dairy cattle / meat goats)
Open to ages 8-21. Held at Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield, IL.
This is not a 4-H sponsored activity but may be of interest to you enrolled in related 4-H project areas. For more information: https://www2.illinois.gov/sites/agr/Documents/20%20JrLivestock.pdf
State 4-H Poultry Judging Contest
The State 4-H Poultry Judging Contest has been cancelled. It was scheduled to take place at the state fairgrounds September 12th in conjunction with the IDOA poultry show. Due to time and facility restrictions of this short in-and-out show, combined with the uncertainty of having a National 4-H contest this year, Dr. Ken Koelkebeck regretfully has had to cancel this contest.