Illinois Central College Announces 2016-17 Livestock Judging Team Members
2016 Aug 26
These sophomore students will represent Illinois Central College at local, state and national livestock judging contests during the fall and spring semesters.
Students in competition will evaluate classes of livestock on both phenotype (how the animals look) and genotype (an animal's genetic capabilities) and compare them to an "ideal". The students are scored on how closely they rank the animals to an official placing. In addition, the students give oral reasons to contest officials to justify their placings. These reasons are scored as well and help students sharpen their critical thinking skills and communication ability.