Mohair Judging & Evaluation

Event Information

Date: Friday, April 21, 2017

Location:
Tarleton State University
Agricultural Center
Ag Mechanics Building (NEW Building!)
County Road 518
Stephenville, TX  76401

The GPS coordinates you can use are 32.237415, -98.201903.
https://goo.gl/maps/GKnfyxjCZBt

Schedule:

Registration opens at 7:30 am and will be open all day. Registration will be at the Tarleton Agricultural Center Ag Mechanics Building (NEW Building!).
  Check-in by: Orientation/Contest Starts
Entomology Identification 7:45 am 8:00 am
Mohair Judging & Evaluation 8:45 am 9:00 am
Range & Pasture Grass Identification 8:45 am 9:00 am
Range Evaluation 9:45 am 10:00 am
Wool Judging & Evaluation 11:45 am 12:00 pm
Ag Product Identification 1:45 pm 2:00 pm
Awards Approximately 3:30 pm or immediately following completion of tabulation.
Livestock Skillathon

  • There will also be a Livestock Skillathon offered.
  • Specific rules and times will be forth coming.
  • Live animal evaluation or handling may be included.
  • Times
    • It will be flexible to allow contestants to participate in other contests.
    • Most likely times will be in the morning between 8 am and 12 noon.
    • It will most likely be a “come and go” contest where there is not a specific time that all contestants will be required to report.
    • All contestants that are designated as a team will have to enter the contest at the same time.

Printable Schedule (pdf)

Entry Fee:

 

Description/Objective:

The Mohair Contest tests a 4-H member’s knowledge and ability to determine the grade, rank, and categorize mohair. The contest provides an opportunity for youth to compete and develop skills that can be used on an angora ranching operation, within the mohair industry, or agricultural teaching field.


Rules & Guidelines

District 8 4-H Rules & Guidelines


Contest Information

CONTEST METHOD OF CONDUCT

  1. The contest will be divided into two areas: fleece evaluation of grading rail and mohair placing and reason classes.
  2. The contest will be conducted using a scan sheet or evaluation sheet that will be provided for contestants on the day of the contest.
  3. While completing the competition, there will be no conferring between contestants or between a contestant and anyone else except as directed by contest officials.
  4. Contestants may use an unmarked clipboard and blank scan sheet or evaluation sheet. Contestants may bring no books, notes, measuring devices or other reference material into the contest area. Contest officials reserve the right to check contestant’s clipboard and scan sheet to make sure they are blank. Violators are subject to contest dismissal.
  5. Contestants should handle the fleeces with care and respect for fellow contestants. Fleeces should not be rough handled in any manner. Mohair locks should be pulled with care and only the minimum amount needed to complete reasons. Contestants will be warned for inappropriate mohair handling and contestants can lose their privilege to handle fleeces or take samples.
  6. In the event of a team score tie, the team with the highest rail score will be declared the winner.

FLEECE EVALUATION OF GRADING RAIL

  1. The sample rail may consist of 10-30 mohair samples for a total score of 100-300 points. The rail may be divided into two rails with approximately 1-2 minutes per fleece.
  2. The contest will consist of a 30-mohair sample rail for a total score of 300 points. The rail will be divided into two 15-mohair sample rails. Contestants will have 30 minutes for each 15-mohair sample rail.
  3. The grading rail consists of six quality grades that are worth 10 points each. If the contestants are one box off from the official grade than the contestant is awarded 5 points.
  4. Contestants must determine the quality grade of each sample. Each row in Table 1 contains a mohair quality grade. For this contest, grades are categories by super kid, kid, yearling, fine adult, adult, and kempy. It is important that contestants do not remove a sample from the box that it is in.

PLACING CLASSES AND REASONS

  1. Contestants will place four fleeces within a class based weighting the following characteristics: Fineness and Uniformity (40%), Length (20%), Character (10%), Purity (10%), Condition and Yield (10%), Softness (5%), and Luster (5%). More detailed information is available within the Wool and Mohair Judging Manual (AS3-4.058).
  1. Each placing class is worth 50 points.
  2. There will be two to four classes.
  3. Contestants will have 10-15 minutes per class.

Contest Study Materials


Agent Information

2017 Contest Letter (MS Word)
2017 Contest Letter (pdf)


Results

2017

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