Contest Chairs:
Megan Kundinger

This event is held in an unheated facility. Students are advised to dress warmly.

This is a qualifying contest for the State contest. The top 50% of the participating teams will be eligible to enter the State FFA Career Development event. (The percentages qualified at area contests are based on the percentage of full three- or four-person teams indicating that they are attempting to qualify at an area contest.) Practice teams will not be accepted.

Placement of teams will be determined by tabulating the three best scores of contestants from the school.

Contest Purpose

To provide a competitive event for high school agriculture students, emphasizing skills in livestock selection and livestock herd management.


  • To provide high school agriculture students with livestock interests a practical experience that will serve them well in industry positions or in management of a modern livestock herd.
  • To develop students' skills in observation and analysis.
  • To develop students' skills in communicating their reasons for placing four animals.

Event Format

Livestock Selection will be judged at the Central Wisconsin State Fairgrounds in Marshfield, Wisconsin. Team members participating are encouraged to dress warmly, including warm footwear. Weather conditions can be very unpredictable.

Cell phones are prohibited during the event.

The classes that might be included in this contest are listed below. Classes are subject to change based on the availability of the livestock.

  • Breeding Classes (Performance records will be given where possible)
  • Class of Breeding Gilts
  • Class of Beef Heifers
  • Class of Yearling Ewes
  • Market Steers or Heifers
  • Class of Market Steers
  • Class of Market Hogs
  • Class of Market Lambs
  • Reasons Class – Contestants will give oral reasons on one class.