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Event Details – April 18, 2020

NW - Regional - Regional 4-H Multi-Species Livestock Judging Competition

Deadline: March 16, 2020 4:30 PM  
Start Date: April 18, 2020 8:30 AM End Date: April 18, 2020 5:00 PM
Location: Barrhead AgiBarn BARRHEAD AB  

Program Description:


April 18

Barrhead AgBarn

Every day you make countless decisions that require the use of your evaluation skills.  You decide what to eat, what to wear, what picture to post on Instagram, and the list goes on and on.  The process you use to make these and other decisions is what judging can help you to develop.  Become a better, more efficient decision maker by keenly observing, analyzing and comparing various animals or items in a class.  Test your memory, cultivate your communication skills and practice organizing your thoughts while giving oral reasons.  

Every day people make countless decisions, requiring good evaluation skills.  What to eat? What to wear? What picture to post on Instagram? Where to live? The process used to make decisions is what 4-H judging is all about. Members can compete or participate in workshops. Adults are required to assist the committee in making the day a success. (Minimum of 1 adult for every 4 members) Clubs are asked to provide 2 door prizes (suggested $10-$15 each).

Become a better, more efficient decision maker by keenly observing, analyzing and comparing the class. Giving oral reasons on some classes will test member’s memory and improve their communication skills.

The annual Northwest 4-H Regional Judging Day is open to all Junior, Intermediate, and Senior 4-H members. There is NO Cleaver Kid programming.


The morning, at Barrhead Elementary School, is all about Consumer Decision Making and the afternoon, at the Barrhead AgBarn, is all about Multi-species Livestock Judging. Members can register in one or both of the competitions or workshops, or one of each. Senior members may qualify to represent the Northwest Region at this year’s 4-H Alberta Multi-Species Livestock Judging Competition.

Clubs must register a minimum of 1 adult for every 4 members. Adults are necessary to assist throughout the day with various tasks. 

Clubs are also asked to provide 2 ($10-$15 suggested value) door prizes. Draws will be made at lunch.


Bring:Clipboards (or something to make notes on) and pens/pencils

            Inside shoes for the morning, if desired

            Warm clothes for in the arena in the afternoon


Fee: $25/member, $15 for volunteers and meal guests. Lunch and snacks are provided for those who have paid to attend.

Payments can be made by:

E-transfer to Security Question – Who is the 4-H mascot? Answer – Cleaver 

Please be sure to include the names of all those you are paying for, and the program, in your message.


Cheque made out to Northwest Regional 4-H Council and mailed to Regional 4-H Office Box 4560 Barrhead AB T7N 1A4


Deadline: March 16 – Late registrations will NOT be accepted at the door. 

Refunds: There will be no refunds issued, except for exceptional circumstances. A substitution may be made until April 13.


Events take place at the Barrhead Elementary School (BES) and the Barrhead Agricultural Society AgBarn (AgB)


Schedule for the day:

Consumer Decision Making Registration 8:30 – 9:00am (BES)

Group Photo 9:00am (BES)

CDM Workshop and Competition 9:15 – Noon (BES)

Lunch and CDM Awards 12:00 – 12:45 (BES)

Livestock Registration 12:30 – 1:00 (AgB)

Group Photo 1:10 (AgB)

Multi-Species Livestock Workshop and Competition 1:15 - ~4:30 (AgB)

Evaluations and Announcements ~4:30 (AgB)


Sponsors:Agropur, Heartland Auctions, Ramada Inn Westlock

For full details, see full information on the Northwest 4-H webpage or your club leader.

Event PDF:    Northwest Region web page
NW Regional Judging Competition Rules
Judging Project Guide
CLUBS register your club on line
Cost: *Check the registration form for more details.
Region: Northwest
Who can apply: Leaders ,  All Members

For more information contact: Stacy Murray, Phone: 310-0000 then 780-674-8250, Fax: 310-0000 then 780-674-8309, Email: