4-H Livestock Quiz Bowl & Skillathon Contest
What: Livestock Bowl is a quiz competition where all the questions are about beef, sheep, swine, and meat goat topics and students use a buzzer in order to answer the questions. Teams compete in a double elimination format by giving oral answers to questions posed by a moderator. Each match has both an individual and toss-up question round. The winning 4-H senior team will represent Wisconsin at the National 4-H Livestock Quiz Bowl competition in Omaha, NE at the AKSARBEN Livestock Exhibition.
Skillathon contest is made up of a written quiz and learning stations such as breed identification, feed identification, equipment identification as well as some team activities such as demonstrating evaluation skills. The top Senior level 4-H team will represent Wisconsin at the National 4-H Skillathon Contest, held each fall in Louisville at the North American International Livestock Exposition (NAILE).
Competition in Quiz Bowl & Skillathon encourages members to develop a more complete knowledge of animals and related subjects. This contest provides an educational program for all project members, including those who may not own a project animal, and provides a way to develop self-confidence. These programs are a great parallel to some similar programs that breed associations and other organizations conduct.
When: Saturday, March 4, 2017
Where: UW Madison Animal Sciences Building
Time: Registration 9 a.m., Competition starts 9:30 a.m.
2017 Quiz Bowl Handbook – Rules and References included – updated as of 1/20/2017
2017 Livestock Skillathon Resource Handbook– Rules and References included – updated as of 1/20/2017
Registrations are due by email to Bernie O’Rourke by February 24! Cost is $10 per youth and due at the time of registration.
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