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District 4-H Judging Contests Range Evaluation or Pasture ID or Wool & Mohair – DUE
April 20, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Judging contests are designed for teams of 3 – 4 members in the same age division (Junior – grades 3 – 5, Intermediate (grades 6 – 8, Senior – Grades 9 – 12) to demonstrate their skills in evaluation and observation. Members use the knowledge and skills they have about the subject matter to place the class from best to worst and also develop public speaking skills through learning how to present reasons on why they placed a class as they did. Registration will be on 4-H Connect from Apr. 1st – 20th. Select which contest you are interested in competing in. Cost is $10 per individual payable by credit card.
- Range Evaluation, Pasture ID, Wool & Mohair Judging is Wednesday, April 27th in Junction. Mohair Judging and Evaluation – Judge two classes of mohair and complete an evaluation form on each class. Evaluate 20 fleeces for grade, staple length and yield. Range & Pasture Grass Identification – Identify and classify 40 to 50 live or mounted grass specimens according to their life span, season of growth, origin, and grazing value for livestock and wildlife. A grass list is available from Dr. Barron Rector. Range Evaluation – Contestants identify 20 to 40 range plants; determine use, condition, site and practices for range area; and evaluate four range plots. A master plant list is available from Dr. Barron Rector. Wool Judging & Evaluation – Judge two classes of wool and complete an evaluation form on each class. Evaluate 20 fleeces for grade, staple length and yield. See more study materials on the State 4-H website at http://texas4-h.tamu.edu/projects/range-science/.
You must be academically eligible to compete at these District Contests. Eligibility form is available on our website at https://bexar-tx.tamu.edu/files/2011/11/Range-Pasture-Wool-Mohair-Contest-2016.pdf and is due to our office by Thursday, April 21st.