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Fitting and Showing Topic #3062. Created by: Tracey Hoffman. Objectives. Cattle Showing Beef Dairy Hog Showing Sheep Showing. Cattle Showing: Beef. Steers or Heifers Steers Very competitive One-year project Heifers Way to start building a herd Breeds Cross-breds Pure-breds.

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fitting and showing topic 3062

Fitting and ShowingTopic #3062

Created by: Tracey Hoffman

objectives
Objectives
  • Cattle Showing
    • Beef
    • Dairy
  • Hog Showing
  • Sheep Showing
cattle showing beef
Cattle Showing: Beef
  • Steers or Heifers
    • Steers
      • Very competitive
      • One-year project
    • Heifers
      • Way to start building a herd
  • Breeds
    • Cross-breds
    • Pure-breds

http://www.livestockexpo.org/naile_photo_gallery/index.htm

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Feeding

Starting Steers

1/2 corn and 1/2 oats

mineral

2% BW in hay

Finishing Steers

2/3 corn and 1/3 oats

mineral

2% BW in hay

Heifer

2/3 oats and 1/3 corn

mineral

free choice hay

Cattle Showing: Beef

http://www.livestockexpo.org/naile_photo_gallery/index.htm

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Cattle Showing: Beef
  • Daily Care
    • Feed twice daily
    • Rinse cattle daily
    • Blow hair dry to train
    • Bedding is important
    • Practice showing
    • Keep feet trimmed

http://www.livestockexpo.org/naile_photo_gallery/index.htm

cattle showing dairy
Cattle Showing: Dairy
  • Selecting dairy calf
    • attention to type
    • structural correctness
    • breed qualifications
    • born at the right time
    • “no udder, no cow”
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Cattle Showing: Dairy
  • What the judge looks for
    • good udder
    • dairy character
    • functional feet and legs
    • body capacity
    • general appearance

http://www.livestockexpo.org/naile_photo_gallery/pages/dairycows_during_show.htm

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Cattle Showing: Dairy
  • Fitting and training
    • tie heifer
    • brush and groom
    • clip
      • head
      • neck
      • tail head
      • tail

http://www.livestockexpo.org/naile_photo_gallery/pages/dairycows_during_show.htm

hog showing
Hog Showing
  • Before the show
    • wash your animal
    • keep pens clean
    • brush hair in natural position
    • apply oil to coat for shine

http://www.cals.ncsu.edu/an_sci/extension/animal/4hyouth/swine/swinshow.htm

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Hog Showing
  • How to show
    • keep pig 10-20 feet from judge
    • pay attention to judge
    • never hit the pig
    • know about your animal
    • keep your pig under control at all times
lamb showing
Lamb Showing
  • Purchasing
    • Private treaty
    • auction
  • Daily Care
    • complete show feed ration
    • water
    • exercise

http://www.livestockexpo.org/naile_photo_gallery/pages/sheep_with_boy.htm

showing lambs
Showing Lambs
  • Show day preparation
    • wash
    • dry with blower
    • shear/clip
    • check your class

http://ag.ansc.purdue.edu/sheep/ANSC442/Semprojs/4-H/4-H.htm