Youth Livestock Program

National Events

Below is general information regarding a variety of national youth livestock opportunities. Please refer to the specific show/event website or contact for official details.

 

AKSARBEN

Show Information

DNA Deadline: July 1

Entry Deadline: Friday, September 2

Contact Information: info@showaksarben.com or 308-382-1620

 

American Royal

Junior Market Show DNA Validation Information

Validation Deadlines: Steers, Lambs, & Goats - August 1

Hogs - August 22

Entry Deadline - September 12

Contact Information:

(816)221-9800

 

North American International Livestock Exposition (Louisville)

Junior Market Show Information

Entry Deadline: October 1 (see rule book for ownership deadlines)

Contact Information:

KFECNAILE@ksfb.ky.gov

(502)367-5291

 

National Western Stock Show (Denver)

Junior Market Show Nominations Information

Nomination Deadlines: Steers - September 20;

Sheep, Hogs, & Goats - November 1

Entry Deadline - November 1

Contact Information:

livestock@nationalwestern.com

(303)299-5559

 

National 4-H Livestock Contests

The following contests are recognized as the national 4-H contest for livestock judging, meat judging, quiz bowl, and skillathon. Kansas 4-H representatives will be selected through each respective state contest in August. Coaches and County Agents of the top teams will receive entry information for the contest in which their 4-H team qualified and must follow appropriate entry procedures outlined by the official national contest, as well as be approved by the state 4-H office.

 

National 4-H Livestock Judging Contest

North American International Livestock Exposition (NAILE) - Louisville, KY

Website

Entry Deadline: October 1

*Kansas All-Star team will be selected from finalists determined by performance at the state contest; winning county/unit team will have the opportunity to select another national contest to attend as a team (Denver, American Royal, Aksarben, etc.).

 

National 4-H Meat Judging Contest

American Royal - Kansas City, MO / Contest hosted by Kansas State University - Manhattan, KS

Website

Entry Deadline: September 21

 

National 4-H Livestock Skillathon

North American International Livestock Exposition (NAILE) - Louisville, KY

Website

Entry Deadline: October 15

 

National 4-H Livestock Quiz Bowl

North American International Livestock Exposition (NAILE) - Louisville, KY

Website

Entry Deadline: October 15

 

 

Contact

Lexie Hayes
Animal Sciences and Industry
Kansas State University
214 Weber Hall
Manhattan, KS  66506
adhayes@ksu.edu
Phone: 785-532-1264
Fax: 785-532-7059

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