Peewee Livestock Judging Needs to be a Thing

TUESDAY, MARCH 03, 2015

The East Central livestock judging contest this past Saturday had a peewee division.  I saw it done once before, at the NCBA convention a few years back, but this past Saturday was the first time since then that I’ve seen a contest have a peewee division for livestock judging. 

This little dude finished 5th in beef, 1st in sheep, and 4th in overall among the 8 and unders…


He was absolutely ecstatic and couldn’t believe it.

But can I tell you something?

Make sure Luke isn’t here.

No, really, check and make sure my six year old isn’t there at your house reading this.

He did bad, really bad.  Well, he did get four classes right and would have gotten five but peewees do stupid stuff like number the does from the wrong side of the pen.  Overall, he would have been in a tie for 189th if he were competing in the senior division……there were 200 seniors.

But in a peewee division?  He thinks he kicked butt and took names.

I asked him to rate it on a scale of 1 to 10 (like I do after everything with him) and he asked me to make it a 100 point scale so he could rate it 100.  We had a long talk about simplifying our fractions after that……spare the rod, spoil the child.

I’m fairly certain one of the other peewees was contemplating whether he was going to go the juco route so he could judge or go straight to A&M.

Sure, there’s no way a peewee division would work at a major show.

But anywhere else?

If they can show a mini, they ought to be able to judge one.

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My Review of the New Barn

MONDAY, MARCH 02, 2015

The Good

The problems with 12 hour long waits to get steers in seem to be a thing of the past.  Some people think the weather in north Texas, that required anybody north of Austin to get in early to beat the ice, helped with spreading the rush out.

The ring setup works like a well-oiled machine.  I’ll have to check the actual rules but I’m fairly sure the Brahman show this year doesn’t even count as an official Brahman steer show since nothing got loose.

I know the heifer guys were pissed about room (and it was a LOT more cramped for that show) but there aren’t any serious space issues for the steer show.  In fact, it felt roomy in most parts of the barn.  If the heifer guys don’t like being overcrowded at a show where kids are allowed to bring two animals it would only take deleting a “two” and replacing it with a “one” in the rule book to address their concerns.

One out of three people will have issues with any judge but I like the way Mark Hoge judges, a lot.  It’s not the specific cattle he chooses, although I don’t really disagree with him on that either.  It’s the way he manages the ring.  Every kid gets 3+ solid looks before leaving the ring, he pulls calves liberally, and his reasons throw just enough colloquialisms in to keep them interesting even if you don’t really care about the class being shown.

Some think taking time to publicly point out the strengths of calves that get the gate will only piss people off.  Bull.  If you don’t understand that it’s possible to have a good calf that a judge couldn’t pull because of a glaring weakness you aren’t mature enough to be showing steers.

The Bad

The indented traction bumps on the mats fill up with dirt pretty quickly and they effectively become slick mats.  There are traction issues in numerous locations, especially around the wash racks.

The no tie out thing is unfortunate but understandable considering the space limitations.  Finding a way to provide a spot with sure footing for an exercise pen would help quite a bit.

The Ugly

The new barn evidently demolished the old spot where they sold ice.  I’m not sure who forgot about finding a new location for that but without a handy spot to buy ice on the grounds, where does San Antonio expect people to get ice for the contraband beer that they sneak into the show?

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…celebrating 20+ years of guilting two dozen families into buying tickets for third tier worn out rock bands just to watch their kid show a calf that has no shot at winning overall grand.

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2015

Do you hear all of that outrage over the lines in San Antonio?

Did you see the status updates as people waiting in line 12 hours to unload wasted time on their phones?

No?

That’s because San Antonio had their crap together and did a kick ass job Monday and Tuesday.

The barn isn’t nearly as crowded for the steer show as the heifers.  Perhaps the barn isn’t ideal for a huge heifer show but by gosh, it seems to work great for the steers.  Frankly, you heifer guys should probably find a way to be happy about the overcrowding last week because there’s an obvious and easy fix to an overcrowded major where kids are allowed to bring two animals.

It literally took a physical toll on the guys that got everyone in place for the steer show.

Make sure they know you appreciate it.

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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2015

Are you coming to the San Antonio livestock judging contest?

Make a weekend of it and go to the East Central FFA Booster Club Livestock Judging contest on Saturday.  I helped sponsor this event last year and we upped our sponsorship this year because they put on an extremely nice contest.  If you’re looking for a contest with a ton of classes and awards, I don’t know that there is a better one to get to outside of the majors.

The amount of classes isn’t set but last year they were able to put 11 classes together in addition to the questions.

They’re giving awards through 20th overall in pee wee, junior, and senior as well as top five in cattle, hogs, sheep, goats, and questions.

Yes, a peewee division.  Bring your younger kids and let them compete in a division without questions.

Full details on JudgingCard.

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When something isn’t right after years of problems with no end in sight, it’s one thing.  When there are growing pains because an organization is investing millions in a new facility and working through the kinks the first year, it’s something completely different.

I’ve been as tough on them as anybody, probably unfairly tough, but give them a year on the new barn.

Any new facility like that is going to have growing pains their first year.  There are enough people using their rakes as pitchforks, go the route less traveled and write a polite and concise letter detailing stuff you think they could do better next year. 

For those that weren’t in town for the junior heifer or open shows…

Imagine the offspring of a mating between the Houston cattle area and sitting between two fat guys on an airplane.

It’s crowded.  I’m not exaggerating when I say that if a long bodied steer across the aisle from you has particularly bad runs, your calf will get hit.  It’s narrow enough that I’m not going to take my three year olds because I don’t think we’d be able to safely walk side by side through the aisles.

The ventilation is noticeably better than the nonexistent one before, and yes, that matters.  That dust hanging in the air just waiting to deliver whatever stock show crud is nowhere near as bad as it was.

The wash rack situation could have been much worse if it weren’t for some leniency in allowing everyone to use the old wash racks.  The new indoor ones are extremely small.  The hoses around the outdoor walls will be where you do most of your washing.

The ring looks great and moves just as smoothly as it did in the old ring.

No tie outs.

There are noticeable growing pains.  The heifer guys have always complained more about space than the steer guys but make no mistake, it's cramped.

They're trying through.  Give them a year to get things ironed out.

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While everyone else gets caught up in online branding, don’t forget that your brand isn’t built on your Facebook page.

Brands are built three hours before the show when you’re in the barn helping your customers wash calves.

Brands are built after the show when you’re helping load the trailers out.

Brands are built after every other trailer has left and you’re still sharing a beer with ‘your guys’.

Brands are built in the sale pen when you don’t white wash the fact that yeah, that calf did just pop his pastern.

A Facebook page is not a brand.

You, your actions, and the words that come out of your mouth are a brand.

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2015

Angus - 98


Hereford - 96

Polled Hereford - 93

Shorthorn - 137

American - 151

Exotic - 845

Total - 1420

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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2015

The word “breed” here is obviously used rather loosely.  The exotic breeds are all various shades of Charolais cross.  Frankly, Brangus and Brahman are the only breeds where it's common to see a purebred papered animal in the sire/dam generation.

But every show in Texas is different in how they handle them.  Houston and San Antonio are awfully close but even they differ on whether Polled Herefords deserve their own breed.

A quick and easy guide for the folks up north…


Breed Fort Worth San Angelo San Antonio Austin Houston
Brahman Cross American Cross (Don't Go) ABC (Don't Go) Brahman Brahman Brahman
Brangus American Cross ABC Brangus ABC Brangus
Santa Gertrudis American Cross ABC Santa Gertrudis ABC Santa Gertrudis
Simbrah American Cross ABC Simbrah ABC Simbrah
ABC American Cross ABC ABC ABC ABC
Angus Angus English Angus British Angus
Hereford Hereford English Hereford British Hereford
Polled Hereford Polled Hereford English Hereford British Polled Hereford
Red Angus AOB (Don't Go) English Red Angus British Red Angus
Shorthorn Shorthorn English Shorthorn Shorthorn Shorthorn
Charolais European Cross European Charolais AOB Black/Other Charolais
Chianina European Cross European Chianina AOB Black/Other Chianina
Limousin European Cross European Limousin AOB Black/Other Limousin
Maine-Anjou European Cross European Maine-Anjou AOB Black/Other Maine-Anjou
Simmental European Cross European Simmental AOB Black/Other Simmental
AOB European Cross European AOB AOB Black/Other AOB

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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2015

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Geography of the different species at Fort Worth
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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2015

I kid about how I-27 centric the Fort Worth steer show is due to the fact that it’s the haired show in Texas and I-27 goes through the area of Texas where putting hair on a steer is quite a bit easier than elsewhere.

But is it really just a climate thing?

Perhaps the entries are from there because that’s the closest show.

Let’s use the other species –goats, lambs, and swine- as a benchmark.  Each of the pins is the geographic mean of the placing animals from the 2015 Fort Worth stock show…


A bit surprisingly to me, based on that map, pigs are actually the panhandle species, not steers.

Predictably, goats were clustered a lot closer to Fort Worth than the other species (as expensive as they’ve gotten, show goats were still started to provide a cheaper alternative to the others) and steers were spread out a lot more than the others.

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