ERIC Number: ED195694
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Beef Cattle: Selection and Evaluation.
Clemson Univ., SC. Vocational Education Media Center.; South Carolina State Dept. of Education, Columbia. Office of Vocational Education.
Designed for secondary vocational agriculture students, this text provides an overview of selecting and evaluating beef cattle in Future Farmers of America livestock judging events. The first of four major sections addresses topics such as the ideal beef animal, selecting steers, selecting breeding animals, studying the animal systematically, and comparing conformation. Section 2, Giving Reasons, includes a discussion of rules for giving oral reasons, how to take notes and outline reasons, and judging terms and how they are used in giving reasons. In addition, a sample set of reasons is provided. The final two sections describe procedures for grading slaughter cattle and feeder cattle. Tables for calculating beef cattle grades are appended. (LRA)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Clemson Univ., SC. Vocational Education Media Center.; South Carolina State Dept. of Education, Columbia. Office of Vocational Education.