Livestock judging camp to be in Curtis, Neb. |

Livestock judging camp to be in Curtis, Neb.

NCTA’s 2015-2016 Livestock Judging Team will host a Livestock Judging Camp May 25 in Curtis. Photo courtesy NCTA

Animal evaluation skills and livestock programs at a mini “boot camp” will be featured May 25 at the NCTA Standard of Excellence Livestock Judging Camp at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis.

The camp for youth ages 8 to 18 will feature animal evaluation skills and oral reasons of beef, swine, sheep and goats, said Douglas Smith, PhD, NCTA chairman of the animal science and agricultural education divisions.

Smith also has coached the NCTA Aggie Livestock Judging Teams since 2011. The NCTA judging team, new recruits for the 2017-2018 season and guest instructors will lead the sessions.

Judging Camp allows various levels of participation for partial registration, meals and overnight lodging at the NCTA dormitories, or a 2-day package to include Nebraska Extension’s Youth Animal Science Field Day on May 26.

The Field Day is sponsored by Nebraska Extension, Frontier County 4-H and the NCTA Livestock Judging program.

Registrations are requested by May 18. For online registration and clinic schedule, see:

Additional information about NCTA’s animal science program or livestock judging teams is available at or by contacting Dr. Smith at (308) 367-5286.

–Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture

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