April 12th, 2012
For once my lack of posting hasn’t been due to laziness, I’ve actually been busy.
Pile of Video
My wife thinks the only reason we launched Livestockjudging.com was so the end of my busy period of the year could be extended from February to mid-April. I just added it up and we’ve got two videos more than a crap ton of livestock, horse, dairy, poultry, nursery, and floriculture video ready to edit. That’s the primary reason I’ve been away from posting the past week. We’ve now got…
Area X Dairy Contest – 6 placing and 2 linear
Boerne FFA – About 6 placing and a feeder class
Panther Creek FFA – 4 halter and 5 performance
South Texas Invitational – 5 placing, 3 keep/cull, 1 feeder, 1 slaughter
Area X FFA Livestock – 6 placing, 3 keep/cull, 1 feeder, 1 slaughter
Area X FFA Poultry – I was 3rd high at state in this contest in high school but I now find it as strange to judge a frozen turkey as everyone else did back then
Area X Floriculture and Nursery – 6 Placing, 60 identifications, and 3 keep/cull (yes, they keep/cull plants) . Would have had more but I ran out of tape.
We’re not doing any more contests this spring but if we are able to finalize what we’re working on taping next week we’re going to have something on Livestockjudging.com that will absolutely kick tail for FFA team coaches.
…if people that compete in floriculture competitions in high school critique the arrangements while at funerals.
BTW, the floriculture stuff will likely go on a completely free site.
Keep/Cull Classes at Livestock Judging Contests
Is it just me or are these a waste of time and animals? I get the idea of judging pedigrees but the classes all end up being nothing much beyond marking the top three weaning weights, twin status, etc. and then judging the one pair in the middle.
- By Jeff