For each specie in the breeding shows, market shows and dog show, there will be a showmanship class for exhibitors to compete on their ability to show their animals. Exhibitors will be judged on their ability to present their animal to the best of it’s genetic ability and their ability to know the basic skills of the show ring – bringing attention to the animal’s strengths and minimizing the animal’s weaknesses.
Large Animal Master Showmanship
All 1st place winners from the Advanced 4-H and FFA Showmanship in commercial gilts, breeding beef, breeding sheep, dairy cattle, dairy goats, Boer goats, market beef, market sheep, market swine and market goats are eligible to compete in master showmanship. Competitors will be tested on their ability to show all large animal livestock species, including beef cattle, dairy cattle, sheep, meat goats, dairy goats, and swine.
Small Animal Master Showmanship
All 1st place winners from this year’s Advanced 4-H and FFA Showmanship in breeding poultry, breeding rabbits, market turkey, market poultry, meat rabbits, cavies and the best dog handler are eligible to compete in master showmanship. Competitors will be tested on their ability to show all small animal livestock species including poultry, rabbits, turkeys, cavies and dogs.