Kentucky 4-H Livestock Skillathon ContestVisit Website
Livestock Skillathon Contests provide a valuable educational experience for youth. The content of these contests provide a framework for youth to learn a variety of topics related to the production and management of beef cattle, meat goats, sheep, and swine. Participants in these events will learn about different breeds of livestock, external parts of livestock, skeletal anatomy of livestock, feedstuffs used in livestock diets, equipment using in raising and showing livestock and in processing meat, wholesale and retail cuts of meat derived from livestock, expected progeny differences (EPDs), common calculations used to measure animal performance and profitability, judging hay, judging meats, and judging performance classes of livestock. The 2018 Kentucky 4-H Livestock Skillathon Contest will be held on Saturday, February 17, 2018, at the Western Kentucky University – Agricultural Exposition Center. Visit afs.ca.uky.edu/4h-youth/meat-animal/livestock-skillathon for more information on this event.