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  Megan Coy  1/20/2023 1:06:00 PM  

Lake Land College Livestock Judging Contest

TO:                 Ag Instructors, County Extension Advisors, and 4-H Leaders

WHAT:           Lake Land College Livestock Judging Contest - Mattoon, IL

WHEN:          Saturday March 11, 2023 - Contest begins at 9:00 A.M.

  • Pre-Registration Required via Google Form
  • Registration will close on Monday March 6, 2023
  • No late entries will be accepted

You will not have to designate team members when you register- that can be done the morning of the contest.  No additions the morning of the contest


Arrive between 8:00-8:45am to check-in at Laker Pointe in the Luther Student Center the morning of contest (change of location from years past)


The students and staff of the Lake Land College Agriculture Division are again making plans for our Annual Livestock Judging Contest and would like to invite you to participate.  We feel confident that our contest will have quality classes for your students to evaluate.

The contest will offer 9 classes; 3 cattle, 3 swine, 2 sheep and 1 goat. The contest will offer 3 divisions, detailed below. Please feel free to bring as many teams as you can.  Division information:

Junior Questions - Use ScanTrons
Please Bring a Clipboard and No 2 Pencil!
8th Grade and Younger
4 team members, Top 3 scores count
Judge 9 Classes, Answer 3 Sets of 10 Questions 

Senior Questions - Use ScanTrons
Please Bring a Clipboard and No 2 Pencil!
9th Grade and Older
4 team members, Top 3 scores count
Judge 9 Classes, Answer 3 Sets of 10 Questions

Reasons - Use ScanTrons
Please Bring a Clipboard and No 2 Pencil!
All Ages
4 team members, Top 3 scores count
Judge 9 Classes, Deliver 4 Sets of Reasons

One class in each species will have performance data that may include:

Cattle EPD’s:
Birth Weight
Weaning Weight
Yearling Weight
Milk Weight
Breed Relevant Indexes

Swine EPD’s:
Loin Eye Area
Back Fat
Number Born / Number Weaned
Days to 250 lbs.
Sow Productivity Index

Sheep EPD’s:
60 Day Weight
120 Day Weight
Type of Birth – single, twin, triplet
Type of Rearing
Dwarf Gene Status

The entry fee is $10 per student for questions contestants and $20 per student for reasons contestants (lunch included). This can be paid at check-in.

The contest will be held on the Lake Land College campus, located one-half mile south of I-57 at Exit 184.  If you are planning to arrive in Mattoon on Friday evening, there are high-quality motels located just off I-57 at exit 190, just 6 miles north of Lake Land’s campus.

                                                  Super 8 Motel  –    (217) 235-8888

                                                  Baymont Inn    –    (217) 234-2355

                                                  Hampton Inn    –    (217) 234-4267

Following the contest, the results will be announced and top teams and individuals will receive awards.  In addition, the Lake Land Ag staff and students will be available to answer any questions you might have concerning the college.

If you have any questions, call Hayden Wilder at (219) 208-1466 or email at  We look forward to seeing you on March 11th.


Megan Coy
Facilitating Coordination in Ag Education (FCAE)
Phone: 217-493-8791 Cell: 217-493-8791
Address: 801 N. Country Fair Dr, Champaign, IL 61820
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