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Show Me Youth Livestock Judging Series

Hosting & Sanctioning

How to Host a Contest

Anyone may request to have their event added to the Show Me Youth Livestock Judging Series. Think you may be interested? What does your contest need to look like to meet the series requirements?​

  1. Minimum of four (4) classes. Want to have more? That’s great!

  2. Specific classes (i.e. breeding heifers or market lambs) are not required, but species must be limited to beef cattle, sheep, swine, and meat goats.

  3. Livestock – Contact local producers to have livestock available for the contest. It is not required, but if the livestock are available to stay until after the contest so contestants can go back through them, that is very beneficial from an educational stand point!

  4. Reasons/Questions – A minimum of one (1) set of oral reasons or two (2) sets of five (5) questions for the Junior division. A minimum of two (2) sets of oral reasons or three (3) sets of five (5) questions for the Senior and Pro divisions. No additional requirements for the Novice division.

  5. The base starting score for reasons and questions is 25.

  6. Questions will consist of five (5) questions each worth five (5) points each.

  7. The contest needs a minimum of two (2) qualified individuals, and no maximum amount, to serve as contest official judges. The officials should put placings and cuts on the classes. Also, the official committee should write the questions and score reasons. Officials and individuals taking reasons should not be coaches or parents of participants.

  8. Facilities – Provide panels, class signs and any additional equipment needed to facilitate a contest.

  9. Scoring – You will be responsible for the actual scoring of the contest. After the scores are official, the contest must send the final placings in each division to Tawnie DeJong within two (2) weeks after the contest. Once submitted, all scores are FINAL.

  10. Volunteers – Ensure enough help to have group leaders, announcers, time keepers and livestock handlers.

  11. Additional Awards – This is not a requirement, but feel free to get as much local support and provide any additional awards! The more of this you can provide, the more people will want to come back to your contest.

  12. Communication – We will provide any assistance we can, just keep us informed on how we can help!

How to Sanction an Existing Contest?

Great! I read all the requirements and can meet them; now how to I get my contest officially sanctioned so it counts towards the Show Me Youth Livestock Judging Series?

 

Complete and submit a Hosting Request Form to Tawnie DeJong by April 1, 2022. Contest dates need to be approved, finalized and released to all youth and families across Missouri in a timely manner. Once your form is submitted, you will receive an email verifying if your request is approved or not. Please note, contests must follow the series rules and format in order to be sanctioned. Contest coordinators will need to resubmit a Hosting Request Form annually to be sanctioned for the series.

Hosting Request Form

Submit a hosting request by April 1, 2022. Contest dates need to be approved, finalized and released to all youth and families across Missouri in a timely manner. Once your form is submitted, you will receive an email verifying if your request is approved or not. Please note, contests must follow the series rules and format in order to be sanctioned. Contest coordinators will need to resubmit a Hosting Request Form annually to be sanctioned for the series.

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