Livestock Evaluation CDE

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Information Updated 8/03/2021

During the Livestock Evaluation Career Development Event, students work within teams to rank breeding and market classes of beef, sheep and swine and give oral reasons to back up their decisions. Students participating in this CDE make accurate and logical observations of livestock, decide on the desirable traits in marketing and breeding livestock, and select and market livestock that will satisfy consumer demands and provide increased economic returns to producers.


The 2021 Livestock CDE will be hosted virtually. Contestants should plan for 6-8 classes covering all
four species and the possibility of one keep/cull class with performance information. The contest could
change and may not be able to cover all four species due to quality and availability of video footage.

The contest will omit oral reasons for this year and contestants will have 2-4 sets of questions, each set
containing 10 questions, to answer.

More information about the class types will be available at a later date.

Four animals will be used in each class and they will be ranked in order of their excellence.

If applicable, expected progeny differences and/or actual performance information may be made
available on breeding classes.

*No cell phones or electronic devices will be allowed during the contest other than the contestants
laptop they are using.

Due to the current pandemic, the contest remains fluid and may change at any time.

FOUR CONTESTANTS WILL BE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE, ONLY THE HIGHEST THREE SCORES
WILL COUNT.


2021 State Champion Team
cup

Wamego FFA Chapter


Past Livestock Evaluation CDE Winners
2010’s
  • 2019 – Uniontown FFA
  • 2018 – Cherryvale FFA
  • 2017 – Rock Creek FFA
  • 2016 – Uniontown FFA
  • 2015 – Pike Valley FFA
  • 2014 – Washington County FFA