Invitational Livestock Dates for 2016-2017
Sponsor Date
Clinton Central Livestock Skillathon - Clinton Central Agriculture Facility. Registration 9:30 a.m., Contest 10 a.m. Will follow state format and will have team activities. Scantrons will be used - Bring clipboards and #2 pencils. 4-H and FFA combined. Will be a Novice division for junior high. Cost $10/contestant. Please send email with number attending if planning to attend. For more information contact Roger Carr or 765-249-2255. September 10, 2016
Stockman Livestock Judging.  Clinton County Fairgrounds. Registration due by October 1.  Purdue Boilermaker Contest on October 14. For more information contact Roger Carr at or 260-609-4055. October 15, 2016
Hoosier Beef Congress Judging Contest. For more information: Matt Claeys, 765-494-4834 or December 3, 2016
Iowa Beef Expo Livestock Judging Contest - Des Moines, Iowa at the Iowa State Fairgrounds, Registration 7:30-8:30 a.m. CST in Gammon Barn. Registration: $50 4-H/FFA Team and $20 per individual. For more information go to or contact Jon DeClerck 515-294-5910. February 12, 2017
Rensselaer FFA Livestock Invitational  at Rensselaer High School.  Registration 7:00 a.m. CST, contest at 8:00 a.m. CST. Cost: Reasons team $45/Individual $15***REASONS FEES INCLUDE LUNCH***. Nonreason team $20/individual $5. For more details call Ron Wamsley (school - 219.866.5175, ext. 233) or email at
February 20, 2016
Huntington County Fairgrounds - in Huntington. Questions division (non-reasons) Team of 4 = $20, Individual $5. Reasons Division (includes lunch) Team of 4 = $44, team of 3 = $38, Individual = $10. Please pre-register by February 20th. Registration will be 8:00 to 8:45 AM and the contest will start at 9:00. For further information contact Jamie Buckland at (260)-479-5956 or Mandy Wagoner (260) 609-1311 February 27, 2016
Illinois Beef Expo Judging Contests - Illinois Building, Black Hawk College East Campus, 26230 Black Hawk Road, Galva, IL  61434. Registration 7:30-8:45 a.m. (CT). Location is same barn as last few years. Beef classes only. 4-H and FFA Separate Divisions Teams and Individuals. Junior Division is for Individuals only. 13 and under as of the day of the Contest. Entry fee $15/person. There will be NO judging clinic or judging tips. Questions, call Lee Denzer @309-854-1141 or email at February 27, 2016
Wilmington College Judging Contest (Dairy, Livestock, Equine, Agronomy) - The Champions Center Expo at the Clark County Fairgrounds, 4122 Laybourne Rd. Springfield Ohio 45502. Cost $10/student. Registration 7:45-9:30 a.m. Questions contact Peter Blair at March 2, 2016
Black Hawk College - East Campus Galva, Illinois. Agriculture Arena Complex located on campus.  Register online at Check-in at iWireless Lobby 7 – 7:45 a.m. (CT). Contest begins at 8 a.m. Entry fee for reasons division of $100/team includes a meal. Individuals $20. Entry fee for questions division of $50/team with no meal. Individuals $15. Contact 309-854-1834 Jared Boyert for more information. March 5, 2016
Purdue Dairy Judging Invitational - Registration will be 8-8:20 a.m. and be in the teaching classroom next to the machine shed at the PU Animal Science Farm. Contest starts at 8:30, registration call time 8 a.m. We ask you to please meet at the machine shed located across from the feed mill, and refrain from going to the Dairy Center. All judging will take place at the machinery shed & reasons will be given at the Beck Center at the PU Agronomy Farm. Includes a coaching clinic at Beck Center during reasons.. Fees are $25/team and $8/ individual if registration is received early. Registrations received after will be $30/team and $10/individual. Please remember that we will be providing lunch & pre-registration is strongly encouraged.Questions should be directed to Bryan Hurst, Purdue Dairy Judging Invitational Chairman, at or call 812-630-6923. March 5, 2016
Jay County Sheep and Goat Judging - Jay County Fairgrounds, Portland, IN. There is no need to pre register, just show up.  This is a free event.  Registration starts at 9 a.m. Contest starts at 10:00 AM and results at noon.  Two classes of sheep and two classes of goats. There are trophies for the high individuals and teams.  Anyone 12th grade and younger may compete (do not need to be in 4-H or FFA). If there are any questions email them to Bob Lyons at or (260) 251-2413) No contest in 2016
Cloverdale Invitational.  Cloverdale Middle School.  Registration will begin at 8:00 am and end at 8:45 am.  Contest will start at 9:00 am.  Entry: $12 per person if pre-registered by March 6th. $18 per person if registering the day of the contest. (Lunch included as well as many new awards!) For further details and to contact to provide number count and if reasons/non-reasons: Callie Edie at 765-795-4203 or March 11, 2017
Lake Land College - Mattoon, Illinois. Registration in Field House 8:00-8:45 A.M. – Contest 9:00 A.M.

The entry fee is $5 per person for non-reasons contestants and $10 per person for reasons contestants (also covers lunch). Contact Ryan Orrick at (217) 234-5360 or email for more information.

March 19, 2016
Purdue Western Equestrian Team Horse Judging Contest at
Wild About Horses Equestrian Center – 6830 S.R. 25 S., West Point, IN 47992. Reasons will be given at Wild About Horses Center. Check-in 8-8:45 a.m. Judging begins at 9 a.m. Entry fee: $25/person, lunch included. Email Entries and Liability forms to: by March 24, 2016, Late Entry is $30.
March 26, 2016
Purdue Block and Bridle Livestock Judging Workout.  Purdue University Animal Research and Education Center, two rounds of practice: 9-11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Entry Fees: $5/person (pizza lunch provided). RSVP by MARCH 11th to the Judging Chairs: Kelsie Waitt at or 317) 997-5523 OR Layne Sanders at or (812)593-7535. For more information contact Matt Claeys at or (765) 427-9078. April 2 , 2016

Western Boone/Lebanon Invitational. Boone County Fairgrounds in Lebanon. CONTEST IS BY PREREGISTRATION ONLY by March 9th. Registration corrections and pick-up 8-8:45. Includes Livestock only. Questions Contests (Livestock) - $20.00 per team of 3 or 4. Individuals - $5.00. Reasons Contest (Livestock) - $ 44.00 per team of 4 or $38 per team of 3. Make check payable to Western Boone FFA. Receipts available upon request. Limited refreshments will also be sold before, during, and after contests. Lunches for $6.00. Contact Travis Terhaar at 765-625-1312 or for details.

April 1, 2017
DeKalb County 4-H Horse & Pony Judging Invitational. Mane Event Stables, 6130 CR 427, Auburn, IN 46706. Registration 8:15-8:45, contest starts at 9 a.m. Fee $15.00 per person.  Lunch included for participants only. Concessions will be on site for parents/coaches. Lunch counts must be turned in by or before March 13 to Brenda Seely 260-908-1070 or April 2, 2016
Joliet - Joliet, IL Registration 8:00-8:45 a.m., Contest begins at 9:00 A.M. Location: JJC Weitendorf Ag Ed Center. Entry fee: $10 per contestant, which includes a pork chop lunch payable at time of registration. For more information contact Brad Angus at 815-280-2272 or April 9, 2016
NACTA Judging Conference. April 14-16, 2016
Dubois County Livestock Invitational.  Dubois County 4-H Fairgrounds (Huntingburg, IN).  Registration: 7:30-8:30 EST  -  $15 per individual. Contest Begins: 9 a.m. EST. Lunch included in registration cost. Open to FFA and 4-H junior and senior teams. Oral reasons for both divisions. For more information contact event manager Steve Oeding at (812) 430-0121 or Justin Lichlyter (812) 309-3344. April 16, 2016
Illinois Central College, Marshall-Putnam Fairgrounds, Henry, IL. Registration 8-8:45. Contest begins at 9 a.m. (IL time). Cost: Reasons: $12.50/contestant or $50/team; Non-Reasons: $7.50/contestant or $30/team. Pre-registration is appreciated but not required. For up-to-date information go to If you have any questions or wish to pre-register, contact Grant Grebner at (309) 694-8443 or via email at April 16, 2016
Keith Overton Invitational Poultry and Egg Judging Contest hosted by North Miami FFA at the high school. Registration 12:30-1:00 p.m.  Junior and Senior divisions. Open to FFA or 4-H members.  Registration fee is $5/contestant due at registration.  For additional information contact Jim Wildermuth at (574) 281-2879 or Telephone or email if planning to attend. April 16, 2016
Eastern Hancock Royal Judging Contest, Lunch Provided, Registration at 7:30 a.m., Contest starts at 8:30 a.m. Pre registration due by April 20th $10 Per Student, Contest Day Registration $15 Per Student, Email entries to, If you have questions call Diana Arellano (317) 936-5595 or cell 765-524-5395. April 23, 2016
“Last Chance” Livestock Judging Contest @ Clinton Central
Reg- 8:30 -9   Contest starts at 9. Cost= $10 per contestant- pizza will be served-coaches free
50% of the entries will go towards State Livestock Judging Awards
Registration deadline is May 7. Email registration to
Six sets of reasons- most officials will be current college students. Dress casual—NO suit and ties
No contest in 2015
State Horse and Pony CDE. Hendricks County Fairground. For more information see May 7, 2016
State Dairy, Livestock, and Poultry CDE., Purdue University. For more information see May 21, 2016