Invitational Livestock Dates for 2014-2015
Sponsor Date
Boilermaker Livestock Judging Workout - Purdue Animal Science Research Center, 8:00 a.m. Registration ($15/contestant, which includes lunch) - Coaches check in at the classroom building on the Animal Science Research and Education Center. For more information contact Matt Claeys : 765/427-9078 (C) 765-494-4834 (O) The Purdue Farm office telephone number is (765) 583-2400.
October 17, 2014
Dekalb FFA/Clinton Central FFA- Stockman Livestock Judging.  Dekalb County Fairgrounds. Registration due by October 1.  For more information contact Matt Dice
at or 260-920-1012 ext 2123.
October 18, 2014
Hoosier Beef Congress Judging Contest. Registration and distribution of judging cards will be held in the southwest lobby of the cattle barn starting at 7:00 am.  This year registration will not be allowed the morning of the contest, For more information: Matt Claeys, 765-494-4834 or December 6, 2014
Purdue Dairy Club - Dairy Foods Invitational. Must pre-register by January 5, 2015. Cost $15/team, $5/individual. Check-in 8-9 a.m. To pre-register or for more information contact Holly Kyler at January 17, 2015
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 8, 2015
Rensselaer FFA Livestock Invitational  at Rensselaer High School.  Registration 7:00 a.m. CST, contest at 8:00 a.m. CST. Cost: Non-reasons team $20/Individual $5, Reasons team $40/Individual $10***REASONS FEES INCLUDE LUNCH***For more details call Ron Wamsley (school - 219.866.5175, ext. 233) or email at
February 21, 2015
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 28, 2015
East Central Livestock Invitational (formerly the Hagerstown Livestock Judging Invitational) NOT HELD IN 2014
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 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 by February 21, 2014. Registrations received after 2/21/15 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 Andi Doll, Purdue Dairy Judging Invitational Chairman, at March 7, 2015
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) March 14, 2015
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.  *** For further details and to contact to provide number count and if reasons/non-reasons: Tiffany Douglass at 765-795-4203 or March 7, 2015

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, Horse, and Dairy. Questions Contests (Dairy & Livestock) - $20.00 per team of 3 or 4. Individuals - $5.00. Reasons Contest (Horse & 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 Tyler Galloway at 765-482-6143 (ext 3038) or for details.

March 14, 2015
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 21, 2015
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 March 21, 2015
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: Free (no lunch provided). RSVP appreciated to Holly Hopkins   For more information contact Holly Hopkins at or 765-404-2754. March 28, 2015
Bartholomew County Horse and Pony Judging.  The Woods 6680 E. 450 N. in Columbus. (Indoor Riding Arena. Dress for the temperature.) Registration 8:30-9:15a.m. Team entry: $20.00 Individual entry: $7.00. Pizza and drink lunch $3.50/person. For more information contact: Vicki Coffman 812-342-9284 or 812-344-3677 (cell) or NOT HELD IN 2014
Dubois County Livestock Invitational.  Dubois County 4-H Fairgrounds (Huntingburg, IN).  Registration: 8-8:45 EST  -  $5 per individual. Contest Begins: 9 a.m. EST. Lunch available for minimal charge. 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 (812) 367-1440. April 4, 2015
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. April 9, 2015
NACTA Judging Conference. Black Hawk College, iWireless Center, Moline, IL. For more information: Drew Cotton, Black Hawk College contact, 
Lyle Westrom, NACTA Judging Conference Liaison,
April 8-10, 2015
Purdue Western Equestrian Team Horse Judging Contest at
Wild About Horses Equestrian Center – 6830 S.R. 25 S., West Point, IN 47992. (Dress appropriately for the weather, judging clothes not required– contest is inside a non-heated barn). 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. Pre-register to Tracie Egger. Contact: Tracie Egger or (765) 494-8479 for more information.
Saturday April 11, 2015

North Newton Horse Judging Invitational at Newton County Fairgrounds. Registration at 8 am. Contest at 9 am. Pre-registration $10/contestant, on-site $15/contestant. Registration forms emailed in January. Contact Sabrina Tarter at for more information

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 11, 2015
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 April 18, 2015
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 18, 2015
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, If you have questions call Scott Jacobs (317) 936-5595 or cell 317-509-0753. April 25, 2015
Heritage High School FFA and Allen County 4-H Invitational Poultry and Egg Judging Contest. Registration from 9:30-10:00 a.m. Contest will start at 10:00 a.m. at Heritage H.S. Registration fee is $5/contestant due at registration. For additional information call Matt Fuhrmann, 1-765-243-6659 or Mike Shirey and Chris Hall, 260-446-0140. A call or note to let us know you are coming would help us to plan more effectively. No contest in 2013
State Horse and Pony CDE. Hendricks County Fairground. For more information see May 2, 2015
“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
May 11, 2013
State Dairy, Livestock, and Poultry CDE., Purdue University. For more information see  May 16, 2015