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Chapters and clubs from all over come to the NILE to compete in various contests. Building on skills that will propel them to success. The NILE welcomes 4-H and FFA members onto the grounds by beginning the day with a Pancake Breakfast served by the Billings Chamber Ag Committee. At the conclusion of the contests, awards are announced typically mid-afternoon.

The Livestock Judging Contest is a process of evaluating, selecting, placing, and learning the various livestock species–beef cattle, sheep, and swine. It is important to learn how to compare the merits of one animal against the merits of other animal, and how they relate to the ideal specie conformation. Livestock producers, breeders, feeders, buyers, and packers evaluate livestock for their potential as either breeding or market animals. The ability to evaluate animals, and then explain the reasoning for doing so are applicable skills.

The Sales & Service contest gives kids an opportunity to practice selling a product or service. This contest teaches communication skills, persuasive techniques, and negotiation methods. These skills can help with future careers and daily business tasks. The Billings community has always greatly supported this contest by volunteering to be a judge for this contest. Judges role play as customers for the students to sell the designated item of the day. This contest is also develops an understanding of the opportunities available in the Ag sales industry.

Livestock Evaluation Contest

Date: MONDAY - October 16, 2017

Registration:

Entry Fee: $50/Team $15/Individual
Check or Credit Card accepted. Send payment or call with payment information.
MUST BE RECEIVED & PAID FOR BY OCT 4TH, 2017!!!

Send payment to:
NILE Contests
PO Box 1981
Billings, MT 59103
livestock@thenile.org (406) 256-2495

Day-Of Schedule:
6:30-7:30 a.m. Registration - Expo Center
7:25 a.m. Pre-contest instructions
7:30 a.m. Judging all classes of livestock - Super Barn
Reasons will be given in rotation with classes
12-1:30 p.m. Lunch - Rimrock Auto Arena Concourse (requires pre-paid lunch ticket - order on entry form. $8)
~2:30 p.m. Awards - Place: Rimrock Auto Arena - After Sales & Service Contest Awards
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Northwest College
Livestock Evaluation Sponsor
Stockman Bank
Livestock Evaluation Sponsor

Sales and Service Contest

Superintendent:
Rob Yates: udiamondranch@yahoo.com

Date: MONDAY - October 16, 2017

Registration:
www.JudgingCard.com (979) 575-2686 info@judgingcard.com

Entry Fee: $50/Team
Check or Credit Card accepted. Send payment or call with payment information.
MUST BE RECEIVED & PAID FOR BY Oct 4th, 2017!!!

Send payment to:

NILE Contests
PO Box 1981
Billings, MT 59103
livestock@thenile.org (406) 256-2495

Day-Of Schedule:
6:30-7:30 a.m. Registration - Expo Center
7:45 a.m. Pre-contest instructions/judges meeting
8 a.m. Written test - Rimrock Auto Arena Concourse
8:45 a.m. Sales pre,sentations & practicums - Rimrock Auto Arena Concourse
12-1:30 p.m. Lunch - Arena Concourse Fuddruckers (requires pre-paid lunch ticket purchased with entry. $8)
2 p.m. Awards - Place: Rimrock Auto Arena
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Stockman Bank
Sales & Service Sponsor
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