Invitational Livestock Dates for 2016-2017
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Clinton Central Livestock Skillathon - Clinton Central Agriculture Facility. Registration 9:30 a.m., Contest 10 a.m. Will follow state format and will have team activities. Scantrons will be used - Bring clipboards and #2 pencils. 4-H and FFA combined. Will be a Novice division for junior high. Cost $10/contestant. Please send email with number attending if planning to attend. For more information contact Roger Carr or 765-249-2255. September 10, 2016
Stockman Livestock Judging.  Clinton County Fairgrounds. Registration due by October 1.  Purdue Boilermaker Contest on October 14. For more information contact Roger Carr at or 260-609-4055. October 15, 2016
Hoosier Beef Congress Judging Contest. For more information: Matt Claeys, 765-494-4834 or December 3, 2016
Iowa Beef Expo Livestock Judging Contest - Des Moines, Iowa at the Iowa State Fairgrounds, Registration 7:30-8:30 a.m. CST in Gammon Barn. Registration: $50 4-H/FFA Team and $20 per individual. For more information go to or contact Jon DeClerck 515-294-5910. February 12, 2017
Rensselaer FFA Livestock Invitational  at Rensselaer High School.  Registration 7:00 a.m. CST, contest at 8:00 a.m. CST. Cost: Reasons team $50/Individual $12.50***REASONS FEES INCLUDE LUNCH***. Nonreason team $20/individual $5. For more details call Ron Wamsley (school - 219.866.5175, ext. 233) or email at
February 18, 2017
Huntington County Fairgrounds (Hiers Park) - in Huntington. Questions division (non-reasons) Team of 4 = $20, Individual $5. Reasons Division (includes lunch) Team of 4 = $44, team of 3 = $38, Individual = $10. Pre-registration only by February 20th. Registration will be 8:00 to 8:45 AM and the contest will start at 9:00. For further information contact Jamie Buckland at or 260-479-5956. February 25, 2017
Illinois Beef Expo Judging Contests - 8:00 AM – Livestock Judging Contest Registration, Coliseum. 9:00 AM – Livestock Judging Contest, Coliseum February 25, 2017
Wilmington College Judging Contest (Dairy, Livestock, Equine, Agronomy) - The Champions Center Expo at the Clark County Fairgrounds, 4122 Laybourne Rd. Springfield Ohio 45502. Cost $10/student. Registration 7:45-9 a.m. Questions contact Meghan Bruns, 937-638-2147 or March 1, 2017
Black Hawk College - East Campus Galva, Illinois. Agriculture Arena Complex located on campus.  Register online at Check-in at iWireless Lobby 7 – 7:45 a.m. (CT). Contest begins at 8 a.m. Entry fee for reasons division of $100/team includes a meal. Individuals $20. Entry fee for questions division of $50/team with no meal. Individuals $15. Contact Lee Denzer 309-854-1141 or email at  for more information. March 4, 2017
Purdue Dairy Judging Invitational - Registration will be 7:30-8:20 a.m. and be in the teaching classroom next to the machine shed at the PU Animal Science Farm. Contest starts at 8:30, registration call time 8 a.m. We ask you to please meet at the machine shed located across from the feed mill, and refrain from going to the Dairy Center. All judging will take place at the machinery shed & reasons will be given at the Beck Center at the PU Agronomy Farm. Includes a coaching clinic at Beck Center during reasons.. Fees are $30/team and $10/ individual if registration is received by February 26th. Registrations received after will be $40/team and $15/individual. Please remember that we will be providing lunch & pre-registration is strongly encouraged.Questions should be directed to Kendall Gatewood, Purdue Dairy Judging Invitational Chairman, at or call 317-674-6525. March 4, 2017
Cloverdale Invitational.  Cloverdale Middle School.  Registration will begin at 8:00 am and end at 8:45 am.  Contest will start at 9:00 am.  Entry: $12 per person if pre-registered by March 6th. $18 per person if registering the day of the contest. (Lunch included as well as many new awards!) For further details and to contact to provide number count and if reasons/non-reasons: Morgan Conder at 765-795-4203 or

March 11, 2017

Rescheduled to March 18, 2017

Lake Land College - Mattoon, Illinois. Registration in Field House 8:00-8:45 A.M. – Contest 9:00 A.M.

The entry fee is $10 per person for non-reasons contestants and $15 per person for reasons contestants (also covers lunch). Contact Jordan Rauch at (217) 234-5360 or email at for more information.

March 25, 2017
Marion County (Illinois) Livestock Judging Contest - Salem, IL. Registration 8 a.m. (CDT). Contest begins 9 a.m. Entry fee is $10 per contestant with teams of 3 or 4. Please contact Kane Austin at 618-231-3592 or or for additional information. March 31, 2017
Purdue Block and Bridle Livestock Judging Workout.  Purdue University Animal Research and Education Center, two rounds of practice: 9-11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Entry Fees: $5/person (pizza lunch provided). RSVP by MARCH 10th to the Judging Chair: Layne Sanders at or (812)593-7535. For more information contact Matt Claeys at or (765) 427-9078. April 1 , 2017

Western Boone Livestock/Horse Judging Invitational. Boone County Fairgrounds in Lebanon. Registration begins at 8:00 AM at the Fairgrounds. Contest starts at 9:00 AM. Junior Reasons division (2 sets), Senior Reasons division (4 sets) and Horse Judging division available.­ Junior Reasons: $40 per team, $10 individual. Senior Reasons: $50 per team, $15 per individual. Horse Judging $30 per team, $8 per individual. Make check payable to Western Boone FFA. Receipts available upon request. Lunch will be provided to reasons contestants. Contact Travis Terhaar at 765­625­1312 or for details.

April 1, 2017
Joliet - Joliet, IL Registration 8:00-8:45 a.m., Contest begins at 9:00 A.M. Location: JJC Weitendorf Ag Ed Center. Entry fee: $10 per contestant, which includes a pork chop lunch payable at time of registration. For more information contact Brad Angus at 815-280-2272 or April 1, 2017
Indiana Horse Council Invitational Horse Judging Contest - Hooiser Horse Fair and Expo, Champions Building, Indiana State Fairgrounds. Registration 7 a.m., starts 8 a.m. Registration is $15.00 per individual OR $60.00 per team. Entries are due by March 10, 2017. Entries are non-refundable. Send entries to Attn: Indiana Horse Council, Judging, 1202 East 38th St , Communication Building, Indianapolis, IN 46205. For more information contact Jessica Harmeyer; OR Kelsey Sajdera; April 1, 2017
NACTA Judging Conference. Kansas State University. For more information April 6-8, 2017
Purdue Western Equestrian Team Horse Judging Contest at
Foxton Farms 12711 S 400 E Romney, IN 47981. Check-in 8-8:45 a.m. Judging begins at 9 a.m. Entry fee: $25/person with checks payable to PWET, lunch included. Email Entries and Liability forms to: by April 6, 2017, Late Entry is $30.
April 8, 2017
Dubois County Livestock Invitational.  Dubois County 4-H Fairgrounds (Huntingburg, IN).  Registration: 7:30-8:30 EST  -  $15 per individual. Contest Begins: 9 a.m. EST. Lunch included in registration cost. Open to FFA and 4-H junior and senior teams. Oral reasons for both divisions. For more information contact event manager Steve Oeding at (812) 430-0121 or Justin Lichlyter (812) 309-3344. April 8, 2017
DeKalb County 4-H Horse & Pony Judging Invitational. Jenna Tyler's Barn, 8419 East SR 205, Churubusco, IN 46723. Registration 8:15-8:45, contest starts at 9 a.m. Fee $15.00 per person.  Lunch included for participants only. Concessions will be on site for parents/coaches. Lunch counts/Registration Form must be turned in by or before April 7 to Brenda Seely 260-908-1070 or April 15, 2017 (This is the correct date.)
Illinois Central College, Marshall-Putnam Fairgrounds, Henry, IL. Registration 8-8:45. Contest begins at 9 a.m. (IL time). Cost: Reasons: $12.50/contestant or $50/team; Non-Reasons: $7.50/contestant or $30/team. Pre-registration is appreciated but not required. For up-to-date information go to If you have any questions or wish to pre-register, contact Grant Grebner at (309) 694-8443 or via email at April 22, 2017
Keith Overton Invitational Poultry and Egg Judging Contest hosted by North Miami FFA at the high school. Registration 12:30-1:00 p.m.  Junior and Senior divisions. Open to FFA or 4-H members.  Registration fee is $5/contestant due at registration.  For additional information contact Jim Wildermuth at (574) 281-2879 or Telephone or email if planning to attend. April 22, 2017
Eastern Hancock Royal Judging Contest, Lunch Provided, Registration at 7:30 a.m., Contest starts at 8:30 a.m. Pre registration due by April 20th $10 Per Student, Contest Day Registration $15 Per Student, Email entries to, If you have questions call Diana Arellano (317) 936-5595 or cell 765-524-5395. April 29, 2017
State Horse and Pony CDE. Hendricks County Fairground. For more information see May 6, 2017
“Last Chance” Livestock Judging Contest @ Clinton Prairie
Reg- 8:30 -9   Contest starts at 9. Cost= $15 per contestant who gives reasons - lunch provided.
Email interest by May 1. Email registration to Email number of contestants by May 7.
Six sets of reasons. Dress casual—NO suit and ties.
May 13, 2017
State Dairy, Livestock, and Poultry CDE., Purdue University. For more information see May 20, 2017