Livestock Quiz Bowl

4-H Livestock Quiz Bowl and Skillathon Competitions

Saturday September 18, 2021

The 4-H Livestock Quiz Bowl and State 4-H Skillathon contests will be held together on Saturday September 18 at Iowa State University in the Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center, in Ames, IA. Check-in starts at 10 a.m., and competitions will begin at 10:30 a.m. Both contests will be occurring at the same time and accommodations will be made so that teams may compete in both.

Deadline for registration is September 1, 2021. Register online through 4hOnline.

2020 Results

Livestock quiz bowl is a team event for 4th-12th graders where they test their knowledge of beef, sheep, swine and meat goats. Students use a buzzer to answer questions and the teams compete in a double elimination format by providing oral answers to questions presented by a moderator. The winning senior team will represent Iowa at the National 4-H Livestock Quiz Bowl Competition in Louisville, KY during the North American International Livestock Exposition (NAILE).

Skillathon contest is made up of a written quiz and learning stations such as breed identification, quality assurance, selection, meat evaluation and other livestock skills.  The winning senior team will represent Iowa at the National 4-H Livestock Quiz Bowl Competition in Louisville, KY during NAILE.