Cattle Judging Clinic & Contest

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Morning Clinic
(Explain Anatomy, Judging Criteria, Oral Reasons and Selecting Project Animals)

Afternoon Contest
(Judging Classes, Oral Reasons, Critique)

8 Classes of High-Quality Breeding Cattle
(Bull Calves, Yearling Bulls, Heifer Calves, Bred Heifers)

Cash Prizes to Top 6 Judges in Junior, Intermediate & Senior Categories
1st – 20%, 2nd – 17%, 3rd – 14%, 4th – 11%, 5th – 8%

Combination of Pen and Halter Classes

Entry fee of $40 per participant

Cloverbuds and Adults are welcome to participate

Dinner & Roast Beef Supper Included

Information available at www.biggullyfarm.com

Please indicate interest in participating to:
Lance Leachman

Big Gully Farm is located 12 miles north of Maidstone, SK on Highway 21 or ½ mile south of the Intersection of Highways 303 and 21
Big Gully Farm Judging Contest Information

9:00 am Welcome participants, explain the day’s agenda
9:15-9:30 am Describe Anatomy
9:30-10:00 Judging criteria & terms for breeding heifers and bulls
10:00-10:30 Explain performance data
10:30-10:45 Break
10:45-11:15 Explain presentation of oral reasons
10:45-11:00 Watch Reasons
11:30-12:00 Explain selection of 4-H or junior show prospects
12:00-1:00 Break for dinner
1:00-1:40 Round 1 of judging contest (4 classes at 10 minutes per class)
2:20-2:40 Switch Livestock (Break for kids)
2:40-3:50 Round 2 of judging contest (4 classes at 15 minutes) Reason & Questions
3:50-5:00 Reasons (approximately 20 minutes per round of reasons)
5:00-5:30 Critique of classes
5:30-6:30 Supper and presentation of Cash Prizes


  1. Classes will be judged outside rain or shine so dress accordingly
  2. Adults volunteering to move livestock, lead groups or collect cards would be welcome
  3. Each participant will receive a Cattle Judging Manual describing terminology, anatomy, and presentation of reasons
  4. Cost is $40 per participant
  5. Critique of classes at conclusion of contest
  6. Junior Division (Ages 9-12 as of January 1, 2013), Intermediate Division (Ages 13-16 as of January 1, 2013) and Senior Division (Ages 17-21 as of January 1, 2013).
  7. Seniors will place 8 classes and present 3 sets of oral reasons on variety of classes. Intermediates will present 2 sets of oral reasons and answer 1 set of questions. Juniors will place 8 classes, present 1 set of reasons, answer 1 set of questions and fill out 1 quiz on anatomy.
  8. 8 Classes of cattle (4 head per class) will include: 2 classes of Heifer Calves, 3 classes of Bull Calves, 2 classes of Bred Heifers, 1 class of Yearling Bulls
  9. Total score will include: (8 placings X 50 points) + (3 sets of reasons or combination of reasons, questions and quiz X 50 points) = 550 points total
  10. Ties will be broken on combined reasons or reasons/questions/quiz score.
  11. No entry fee for cloverbuds and adults interested in participating