Skillathon

 

4-STATE DAIRY DAYS DAIRY SKILL-A-THON CONTEST

Date & Time: Friday June 2, 2017 @ 6:00pm

  • ENTRY FEE: FREE

  • ENTRY DEADLINE: ON-SITE ENTRY

  • Competition will be divided into two age divisions:

 

  • JUNIOR DIVISION: Ages 9 – 13

  • SENIOR DIVISION: Ages 14 & up

 

  • Each Division (Junior & Senior) will consist of a system of questions relative to the Dairy Project. Curriculum materials and contact information is listed below.

  • No pre-entry is required. Entry Fee is FREE! Each contestant will be given a scorecard which must be presented to Skill-A-Thon Officials to compete. It is the responsibility of the contestant to keep up with his or her scorecard.

  • COMPETITION STRUCTURE:

  • JUNIOR DIVISION: Five Stations 25 pts. per Station

  • SENIOR DIVISION: Five Stations 25 pts. per Station

  • Contest will be a 100 point contest. ( Four Stations x 25 potential points = 100)

  • Station 5 is a Timed – Tie Breaker Station. Score at this station will be used only in the event of a tie in total scores of Stations 1-4. The first Tie Breaker consideration is the contestant’s SCORE at Station 5 – the second Tie Breaker consideration is the contestant’s TIME at Station 5.

  • The contestant will have a maximum of 3 minutes to complete each station.

  • Moderator will tabulate score at Station.

  • Questions will be either right or wrong. No “judgment” made by Station Moderator.

  • Questions will be either right or wrong. No “judgment” made by Station Moderator.

ENTRY DEADLINE: ON-SITE ENTRY

 

The Ohio State University: Dairy Resource Handbook (Pub #127R 4-H) is the official Study Guide for this contest. Question topics will be derived from this publication. In order to accurately prepare for this Skill-A-Thon, potential contestants are encouraged to study every topic covered in this resource. The University of Kentucky Livestock Discovery CD is also a helpful study tool.

 

DAIRY RESOURCE HANDBOOK PURCHASE INFORMATION

Ohio State University

http://estore.osu-extension.org

Phone: 614-292-1607

Price: $14.25 + tax & shipping

 

 

 

Each Division (Junior & Senior) will consist of a system of questions relative to the Dairy Cattle Project.

 

Classes

JR & SR members will have the same contest topics, however the actual questions may vary depending on age appropriateness. For example, Juniors may be asked basic questions while Seniors are asked more in depth questions on the same topic.

 

CLASS 1– External Parts – The contestant must be able to identify a given number of external parts of a dairy animal.

CLASS 2– Equipment Identification – The Contestant must be able to identify common equipment used in the dairy industry. Seniors should be able to give the typical use for that piece of equipment.

CLASS 3 – Breed Identification – The contestant must be able to identify the six common dairy breeds. Seniors should know the origin and/or important traits of each breed.

CLASS 4 – Animal Health – The contestant should be able to read a medicine label, insert and answer questions about it. Seniors should also know how to complete a treatment record and about common diseases.

CLASS 5 – Feed and Nutrition – Tie Breaking Station – The contestant should be able to identify common feedstuffs and read a feed tag. Seniors should be able to tell what nutrient group the feedstuff belongs with.

 

Questions? Please contact one of the following:

  • Jessica Street, County Extension Agent – 4-H, Benton County
    jstreet@uaex.edu 479.271.1060

  • Nickie Taul, County Extension Agent – 4-H, Crawford County ntaul@uaex.edu 479.474.5286

  • Johnny Gunsaulis, County Extension Agent – Agriculture, Washington County jgunsaulis@uaex.edu 479.444.1755