February 25 to March 5, 2022 Pride in our Past, Faith in our Future.
February 25 to March 5, 2022 Pride in our Past, Faith in our Future.

Livestock Judging

Show / Contest Coordinator

Samantha Dailey, 352-615-3060

Committee Members:

Caitlin Bainum

More about the Livestock Judging Contest

Exhibitors compete as a team and/or individually to judge groups of livestock classes. Livestock judging will train exhibitors in live animal evaluation of breeding and market animals. Students learn the parts of each of the species that will be evaluated: beef cattle, sheep, and swine. They also study breed differences within the species. Each exhibitor will meet one-on-one with an official to give their oral reasons for their placement. Exhibitors should learn to make their own decisions based upon the best available information presented to them. Scores are based on presentation as well as accuracy of placement. Exhibitors gain skills in decision making, critical thinking, oral communication and self-confidence in addition to advancing their knowledge of the livestock industry.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is my child eligible? Any student older than 8 years of age and up, is a member of a 4H club or FFA chapter, lives in or goes to school in Marion County, and pays entry fee may enter this contest. You may enter as an individual, as a team, or both!

How much does it cost? $5 entry fee.

2021 Winners


Junior – Josie Hughes-Kammerer, Ocklawaha Lil Bits 4H

Intermediate – Chloe Davis, Belleview MS FFA

Senior – Delaney Faison, Belleview HS FFA


Junior – Grace Trafford, Rowdy Hughes-Kammerer, Josie  Hughes-Kammerer, Emma Lehr – Ocklawaha Lil Bits 4-H

Intermediate – Chloe Davis, Melissa Reese, Morgan Ray – “The Trio”

Senior – Delaney Faison, Payton Davis, Olivia Alderman, Kyla Petkanics – Belleview High SR FFA


Chloe Davis – Belleview Middle FFA


Entries for this contest will be accepted now through November 12th.

It is HIGHLY recommended to enter all Fair entries online!

After October 1st, you can Click Here to Enter Online

If you are unable to access a computer, you may print the paper entry form here:

Livestock Judging Entry Form

Thank You Livestock Judging Sponsors

Crevalle Boats

Sponsorship Opportunities

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