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, 2020 (4-H age).
Individuals and teams (of 3 or 4) from any county, state, or province may compete. Pre-registration is required. Participants should bring clipboards and pencils to use during the contest.
In 2020, there will be a $5.00 registration fee to enter the skillathon. The fee will help to defray the cost of lunch (pizza + sodas), awards, and supplies.
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 27, 2020. Teams and individuals may register online. For information or to register, contact Susan Schoenian at (301) 432-2767 x343 or.
For information about the skillathon and links to study resources, go to http://www.sheepandgoat.com/programs/skillathon/skillathon.html.