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, 2017 (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.
A donation will be requested to cover the cost of lunch (pizza + sodas).
001-Individuals and 002-Teams
K01 Juniors: 8-10
K02 Intermediate: 11-13
K03 Seniors: 14-18
Top ten individuals in each age class
Top three teams in each age class
How to enter:
Register by April 28, 2017. Teams and individuals should register online. For questions, contact Christopher Anderson, 4-H Youth Development Specialist, Animal Science, University of Maryland Extension, Maryland 4-H Center, 8020 Greenmead Drive, College Park, MD 20740,
phone: 301-314-7187, fax: 301-314-7146 or .
For information about the skillathon and links to study resources, go to http://www.sheepandgoat.com/programs/skillathon/skillathon.html.