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Livestock Judges, Management School June 14-16

PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State University, the University of Idaho and Oregon State University will co-host the 2004 Pacific Northwest Livestock Judges and Show Management School June 14 – 16 on the Washington State University and University of Idaho campuses in Pullman and Moscow.

The school is designed for new and experienced judges; livestock show management personnel, and individuals wishing to update their judging and management skills.

This year’s theme “Quality People, Quality Programs, and Quality Projects” will focus on meat animal food safety issues, the production of quality carcasses in an ethical manner as well as the show management process.

Participants can select either the judging or management track. The judge’s track will focus on beef, sheep and swine. New this year is a training session on meat goat evaluation and showmanship. It will be taught by featured presenter John Unruh, professor of meat science, Kansas State University.

The show manager’s track will focus on the processor’s expectations, animal care, using ultra-sound testing with animals, working with turn buyers, junior show auction management, and financial accountability. James Goodrich, livestock manager of the National Western Livestock Show, will be the featured presenter.

Registration for the livestock judge’s track costs $175 for three full days. The fee includes a judge’s notebook, three lunches, a banquet, and refreshment breaks. Registration for the show management track is $100 for two days. The fee includes a notebook, two lunches, a banquet, and refreshment breaks. Registration deadline is May 25.

For more information and to register, contact Susan Butts at the Washington State 4-H Office at (509) 335-4128 or sbutts@wsu.edu or visit http://4-h.wsu.edu/news/index.htm on the World Wide Web.

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