4-H and FFA Livestock Judging State Contest 2024

June 26, 2024 10:00AM - 5:00PM

Registration Deadline: June 10, 2024 - 11:59PM

MSU Pavilion

Contact: Autumn Converse

In the state livestock judging contest, participants can demonstrate their livestock evaluation and selection skills, as well as improve their communication and decision making skills. This contest will include both individual and team competition with classes of beef cattle, boer goats, sheep and swine that will be counted towards the total score.


  • 4-H Juniors
    • Ages 8-13 as of January 1
  • 4-H Seniors
    • Ages 14-19 as of January 1
  • FFA Junior High
    • Recently completed 7th or 8th grade
  • FFA High School
    • Recently completed grades 9-12
  • MLE
    • Ages 8-21 as of January 1 and not a member of 4-H or FFA 
  • Cloverbuds
    • Age 7 as of January 1, non-competitive

COST: $20 per contestant
**This fee allows contestants to compete in both the 4-H and FFA division if eligible.
Cloverbuds can participate free of charge.
Cancellations after June 10 will not be refunded.

Registrations with incorrect or incomplete information will not be accepted. 
Every individual that will be judging must have a complete, paid registration.
New in 2024: No late entries will be accepted.

For scoring purposes, coaches must also complete this form for each team they are entering: https://msu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8k9H7h759efNvGS
Entries are not considered complete until both the individual's registration and team form (if applicable) has been submitted.

Note: the date of this contest is no longer in conjunction with Michigan Livestock Expo (MLE), but participation in the contest will still count as an educational experience for the Premier Stockman Award.

Please review the Contest Rules and Entry Information before starting your registration for full details. Contestants and coaches are responsible for reading and adhering to the rules. 

2024 Michigan 4-H and FFA Livestock Judging State Contest Rules

Entries must be submitted by June 10, 2024. 


Event Location

4301 Farm Lane, Lansing, MI 48910

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