The Dodge County Extension Office is hosting this summer’s Area Animal Science Day on Friday, June 23rd, for the southern and eastern portion of Wisconsin. The event will be held at the Dodge County Fair Grounds starting at 9 a.m. and ending with an awards ceremony at 3 p.m.

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This educational event includes two different judging opportunities for the 335 participating youth involved in 4-H clubs or FFA chapters in the surrounding counties.  Livestock evaluation: beef, sheep, swine, and meat goats will be judged in two classes for either breeding or market purposes. Dairy cattle judging is the second opportunity available where 32 dairy animals will be placed into 8 classes of cows or heifers. Youth will sort through all the livestock; place their classes into what they see as first, second, third and fourth place and give sets of oral reasons which explain the thinking behind the way they placed the animal classes.

All the animals represented are being brought in by local producers throughout Dodge County. Area businesses have generously donated shavings for bedding for the animals. The 335 youth participating are from Dodge County and 19 other surrounding counties!  The public is welcome to join in viewing Area Animal Science Days.