Invitational Livestock Dates for 2018-2019
Sponsor Date
Dawson Angus Cattle Judging Workout. 1918 West 200 South, Morocco, IN 47963. 4 classes of January-March Angus heifer calves. No cost. 5-7 p.m. (CDT). RSVP by August 27th to:  Carla Dawson – (843) 941-0984. August 31, 2018
Benton Central and Tri-County Livestock Skillathon. Benton Central Jr-Sr HS. Registration 9 a.m. Contest 10 a.m. Cost $40/team or $10/contestant. Email Amanda Mullins with numbers for pre-registration at September 8, 2018
Clinton Central Livestock Skillathon - Clinton Central Agriculture Facility. Registration 10 a.m., Contest 11 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 765-249-3155 or cell 765-249-2255. September 15, 2018
Stockman Livestock Judging.  Clinton County Fairgrounds and Clinton Central School. Registration due by October 1.  Purdue Boilermaker Contest on October 19. For more information contact Roger Carr at or 260-609-4055. October 20, 2018
Hoosier Beef Congress Judging Contest. For more information: Matt Claeys, 765-494-4834 or December 1, 2018
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 10, 2019
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 $13***REASONS FEES INCLUDE LUNCH***. Nonreason team $20/individual $5. For more details call Ron Wamsley (school - 219.866.5175, ext. 233) (cell - 219-869-5837 or email at
February 23, 2019
Illinois Beef Expo Judging Contests - 8:00 AM – Livestock Judging Contest Registration, Coliseum. 9:00 AM – Livestock Judging Contest, Coliseum Questions contact Tyler Gradert (309) 854-1700 ext. 1836 or or online February 23, 2019
Black Hawk College - East Campus Galva, Illinois. Agriculture Arena Complex located on campus.  Register online at Check-in at Building A 7:15 – 8 a.m. (CT). Contest begins at 8:15 a.m. Entry fee for reasons division of $100/team includes a meal. Individuals $25. Entry fee for questions division of $80/team with no meal. Individuals $20. Contact Tyler Gradert at 309-854-1834 or  for more information. March 2, 2019
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 24th. 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 Abbie McKaig at, Purdue Dairy Judging Invitational Co-Chair, or call (574) 709-7370. March 2, 2019
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 6, 2019


Tristate Livestock Contest sponsored by Batesville FFA/ Johnson County Livestock. Johnson County Fairgrounds, Franklin, IN. For more information see flyer contact Cassie Wallpe 330-401-7551 or Jeremy Armstrong 765-914-3453. March 9, 2019
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 16, 2018
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 16, 2019

Culver Young Farmers LivestockJudging Contest (no dairy contest this year). Registration 8:15 – 8:45am  EST., Contests to start at 9:00am. Marshall Co. Fairgrounds, Argos, IN Entry fee $10/contestant. Lunch provided with entry fee. Send pre-registration to Contact person: Michael Jones, Tippecanoe Valley FFA Advisor, Cell 574-721-2159 or Jamie Michel 574-952-2041

March 16, 2019
Western Boone Livestock/Horse Judging Invitational. Boone County Fairgrounds, Lebanon. Livestock Registration starts at 8 a.m. Livestock starts at 9 a.m. at Fairgrounds. Horse registration at 8 a.m. at contest site: 10407 W. 450 N., Thorntown, IN Neese Farms. Livestock Sr. Division: $45/team $12/individual (Lunch provided); Livestock Jr. Division: $25/team $7/individual; Horse Jr/Sr Division: $35/team $10/ individual (Lunch provided). Contact Travis Terhaar at 765­625­1312 or for details. March 23, 2019
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) 351-2468 or Austin Egloff (812) 309-4152. March 30, 2019
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. No contest in 2018


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 or Patrick Kelly at 815-343-4274 or April 6, 2019
Indiana Horse Council Invitational Horse Judging Contest - No Contest in 2018
NACTA Judging Conference. Murray State University,Murray, Kentucky. For more information April 10-13, 2019
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.
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 March 31 to Brenda Seely 260-908-1070 or April 7, 2018
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 20, 2019
Marshall County Horse Judging Invitational Sponsored by Ancilla Agriculture. Walters Equestrian Center, 2664 State Road 10 Bourbon, IN. Entry fee $15/person. For more information contact: Tim McLochlin - 574.252.6600  or or Larry McCollough - 574.292.4684  or April 27, 2019
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 20, 2019
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. May 5, 2018
State Horse and Pony CDE. Hendricks County Fairground. For more information see May 5, 2018
“Last Chance” Livestock Judging Contest @ Clinton Central HS
Reg- 8:15-8:45   Contest starts at 9. Cost= $20 per contestant who gives reasons - lunch provided to coaches and reasons contestants. Six sets of reasons. Email interest by May 7. Email
May 12, 2018
State Dairy, Livestock, and Poultry CDE., Purdue University. For more information see May 19, 2018