Monday, 14 May 2012

Stock Judging


Members were given a good insight into Stock Judging at Thursday’s club meeting. Experts from the Dairy, Beef and Sheep industries taught members how to judge stock in preparation the busy competition season this summer. Roger Goodman (dairy), Tim Bastard (beef) and Stuart Cornelious (sheep)  taught members of Launceston YFC what to look out for in a good ‘stamp’ of animal, and how to give reasons for their opinions to a judge. They explained that the key to good stock judging is being able to explain your choices simply and clearly, using the correct vocabulary.

The evening was educational and encouraged all members to try their hand at stock judging. Forthcoming competitions are included at Competitions Day (26th May) and Royal Cornwall Show (7th/8th/9th June). Who knows… it could be you representing Cornwall at the National Stock Judging Final this year!

Many thanks to Roger, Tim and Stuart for sharing their knowledge with the club.  

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