Livestock Evaluation

Career Development Event

Livestock Evaluation

During the Livestock Evaluation Career Development Event (CDE), students work within teams to rank breeding and market classes of beef, sheep, and swine and give oral reasons to back up their decisions. 

Students participating in this CDE make accurate and logical observations of livestock, decide on the desirable traits in marketing and breeding livestock, and select and market livestock that will satisfy consumer demands and provide increased economic returns to producers. 

Understanding what makes a good market or breeding beef, sheep or swine is valuable knowledge for the decisions every livestock producer has to make. This CDE also encourages students to communicate proficiently, interpret data, and work as a team — skills that translate into other career opportunities.


Animal Systems

  • Horse Evaluation
  • Livestock Evaluation
  • Poultry Evaluation
  • Veterinary Science