NH 4-H Dairy Judging


Location varies depending on day
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United States

4-H dairy judging contests are a way for youth to learn to evaluate cattle against industry standards and explain their choices in a competitive atmosphere. 

4-H members 8-18 (divisions for juniors (8-10), Intermediates (11-13), and seniors (14 and over)) are invited to be a part of this event. This event provides an opportunity for 4-H members to further develop their judging skills, as well as compete for placement on the State 4-H Dairy Judging Team.

Youth 12 and older are eligible to compete for the state team that travels to Eastern States Exposition. In addition, a team may travel to Louisville KY if there are at least four seniors who are committed to practicing and attending other judging events or to compete in a Regional or 4-H Dairy Judging Contest (this means placing 1st or 2nd at ESE or coach's discretion to travel to further competition).

For 2024, youth are invited to the kick-off event on May 18th to learn more about 4-H dairy judging contests. From there, youth will have a variety of practice opportunities, and by July 8th, the coaches will name the NH 4-H Dairy Judging team to represent at the Big E. All youth are invited to participate in the practices, but youth looking to compete at the Big E must be 12 and older as of January 1, 2024. Youth who attend multiple practices and show a strong willingness to learn will be given priority on the judging team.

Calendar of Events:

1:00-3:00 pm, Saturday, May 18: Morrill Farm: Kick-Off and Introduction to 4-H Dairy Judging Contest

TBA, Saturday, June 1: Judging Clinic at Beef and Dairy Field Day, Cheshire Fairgrounds

TBA, Saturday, July 6: Practice at GMC Farm, Cornish NH

5:00-7:00 pm, Saturday, August 3: Practice contest at Cheshire Fair, Swanzey, NH

9:00-11:00 am, Friday, August 16: Practice Contest at Cornish Fair, Cornish NH

9:00-11:00 am, Friday, August 30: Practice Contest at Hopkinton Fair, Hopkinton NH

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