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Interest In Livestock Judging Growing

Posted: April 16, 2014

Penn State Extension Livestock Educator, Dustin Heeter, teaches 4-H members on how to evaluate and select animals for their livestock projects. Youth learned the ins and outs of the use of judging cards. The group grows with every meeting.
Dustin Heeter, Livestock Extension Educator, answers 4-H members questions.

Dustin Heeter, Livestock Extension Educator, answers 4-H members questions.

The Livestock Extension Educator, Dustin Heeter, sees the interest in Livestock Judging growing. The 4-H members learn about evaluating and selecting animals based on muscling, correct physical structure and breed characteristics. They also learn about the correct terminology to verbalize the reasons for their selecting one animal over another. These youth will also strengthen their decision making skills as they learn how to place one animal over another. All are welcome. So call the Extension Office to find out more about this great educational opportunity.