The Ohio State University Department of Animal Sciences and OSU Extension will be hosting a 3-day, 2-night livestock judging camp beginning in the afternoon on Monday, June 27, and ending around noon on Wednesday, June 29. Camp participants will be staying in the Taylor Tower dorms on the OSU campus with camp chaperones. Camp will be open to any student interested in livestock judging that will be in 9th grade and above for the 2011-2012 school year, as well as 2011 graduates still participating in the state 4-H contest.
The Ohio Cattlemen’s Association will be assisting with the camp and handling the registration. The cost of the camp will be $200 per student and will cover:
• Lodging (including linens and towels) • Food • Recreation (may include swimming) • Transportation during camp • Official camp t-shirt • Bound copy of the 2011 OSU Livestock Judging Team Manual • Judging notebook • 24-hour medical assistance
Kyle Culp, OSU Livestock Judging Team coach, and Dr. Paul Kuber, OSU Youth Livestock Extension Specialist, will be hosting the event, along with several members of past and present collegiate livestock judging teams. The camp will focus on the fundamentals of livestock evaluation, incorporating scenarios and performance data into selection, note taking, and reasons.
Camp participants will have the freedom to experience the OSU campus, and will have the opportunity to take advantage of the recreation facilities Buckeye students have access to every day! Registration will be limited, so register early! Registration forms are available at www.ohiocattle.org/buckeyelivestockjudgingcamp. The registration deadline is May 23.
For more information on the camp email Kyle Culp at firstname.lastname@example.org. This will be a can’t-miss event for Ohio’s next generation of livestock judgers.