The following information is designed to help you prepare for the upcoming 2014 High School State Livestock Evaluation Career Development Event (CDE) at the University of Florida. This event is only open those teams who previously qualified for the State Event. Below you will find the list of chapters who have qualified and are registered for this event. I would encourage you to review the contest specifics on the UF Animal Sciences website at http://www.animal.ifas.ufl.edu/Youth/livestock/livestockJudgingState.shtml for more event details.
Entry fees are not required for FFA because all fees are covered by your annual CDE participation fee. Four contestants and one coach per team will be provided with a snack and lunch. Additional adults may purchase lunch tickets at $5 each. A special thanks to Dr. Chad Carr and the UF Animal Science faculty and staff for their support of our Career Development Events.
IMPORTANT: Please be reminded that all team members must be current on the membership roster in order to be eligible for participation. If membership is questioned in any competitive event or award programs held above the chapter level, the advisor must then show evidence that state and national dues were paid prior to the student having participated in that event or award program. If membership for any team member is determined to be unpaid, the team will be disqualified from the event.
April 05, 2014: State Livestock Evaluation CDE (Top 30 Qualified High School Teams Only)
UF Horse Teaching Unit – Gainesville (you can find driving directions on the website listed above)
8:00 am – Registration Begins (FFA Only)
8:30 am – Exam Begins (FFA Only)
9:15 am – Judging Begins (FFA & 4H)
4:00 pm – Results (estimated time)
The State Finals event will consist of the following classes: 4-5 market classes (beef, swine, lamb and/or goat), 4-5 breeding classes (beef, swine, and/or sheep), 2 keep/cull classes with performance records (beef and/or swine consisting of 8 animals), one evaluation class (feeder cattle), 2 sets of oral reasons (beef & swine) and a team activity. In addition, a 50-question written exam will be taken. Please note that the CDE coordinator reserves the right to change the makeup of the classes based on availability of animals/resources.
Volunteer Group Leaders
As a registered team advisor or chaperone, you are volunteering to serve as a group leader if called upon during the event.
Teams Qualified and Registered to Compete in the State Finals Event:
Qualified from Chipley:
Lake Butler SR
Qualified from Tampa:
Dade City Sr
South Sumter Jr.
Lake Placid Sr.
Moore Haven HS
Glades Day School
Ft. Pierce Westwood