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Livestock Handling Skills Competition

ELIGIBILITY: ALL Oklahoma high school students enrolled in an agriculture course for credit are eligible!

Step 1:  Register:
Interested students should notify Midwest Shows Scholarship programs of their intent to enter a team in the competition.  Teams consist of three students.

Step 2:  Pre-qualify:
All team members take pre-qualification written test at OSU Field Days.

  • DATE:  Wednesday, July 20, 2016
  • LOCATION:  Animal Science Bldg, Rm. 123
    • 310 North Monroe
      Oklahoma State University
      Stillwater, OK 74078
  • TIME:  1:00 – 4:00pm (please allow ~30 minutes to complete the written test)
  • Recommended test preparation/study:
    • General cattle handling practices
    • Vaccination & when to vaccinate
    • Types of vaccinations
    • Cattle temp/gestation
    • Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Program
    • Natural/Organic/Grass Fed/All Natural
    • Cattle implants
    • Beef Checkoff Program
  • For more info: Contact Ddee Haynes 580-772-4053 or email ddeehpj@gmail.com

Step 3:  Compete as a team in the Skills Competition:
Top two team scores from each FFA district advance to the finals at the Tulsa Farm Show.

Livestock Handling Skills Competition
Friday, December 9, 2016,. 8:00 a.m.
River Spirit Expo, Expo Square (Tulsa State Fairgrounds site)

The Skills Competition is coordinated by:

  • American Farmers & Ranchers Education Staff
  • State FFA advisors
  • Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education Staff
  • Representatives of the Supporting Companies
  • Tulsa Farm Show Staff

Overview of Competition and Rules for Skills Competition

For more information or to apply, complete the Scholarship Program Interest Form:

Scholarship Interest Form

This form is for prospective Oklahoma High School students applying for the Midwest Shows Scholarship Program. Submit to receive an information packet.