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Bedding Options  (#17262)

Students choose from a list of options to correctly identify types of bedding shown in different photographs. They then answer questions about the sources. Beginner level. (2006) – LAMINATED SKILLATHON STATION, QUESTION & ANSWER SHEETS.   (Dairy Skillathon Series).

Bio-Security (#18900)

Dairy skillathon focusing on ensuring that people are taking correct bio-security measures on farms and at shows and sales.  Demonstrates what to watch for in your animals and other animals at shows and sales to prevent the spread of contagious diseases.  Intermediate level. (2007) – LAMINATED SKILLATHON STATION, INFORMATION, QUESTION & ANSWER SHEETS.  (Dairy Skillathon Series)

Birth Positions (Dairy Cattle)  (#17263)

Students choose from a list of descriptions to correctly identify different birth positions of a calf prior to calving. Normal and abnormal positions are outlined in sketches. Intermediate level. (2007) – LAMINATED SKILLATHON STATION, QUESTION & ANSWER SHEETS.   (Dairy Skillathon Series).

Body Condition Scoring  (#17264)

Students assign body condition scores to five different animals shown in side and rear view photographs. They then answer general questions about body condition scoring. Intermediate level. (2006) – LAMINATED SKILLATHON STATION, QUESTION & ANSWER SHEETS.   (Dairy Skillathon Series)

Byproduct Feeds  (#17627)

Features 10 different byproduct feeds and asks questions related to their uses or benefits as a byproduct feed. Intermediate level. (1993) – LAMINATED SKILLATHON STATION, QUESTION & ANSWER SHEETS, FEEDSTUFF INFORMATION LIST.   (Animal Nutrition Skillathon Series)

Careers in the Dairy Industry (#18902)

Skillathon focusing on types of careers in the dairy industry and the type of person or personality best suited to each.  Demonstrates the wide variety of jobs available in the industry. Advanced level. (2007) – LAMINATED SKILLATHON STATION, QUESTION & ANSWER SHEETS.  (Dairy Skillathon Series)

Comparing Calf Starters  (#17676)

Students compare feed tags from different dairy cow concentrates to evaluate components and nutrition level. Intermediate level.  (1994) – LAMINATED SKILLATHON STATION, QUESTION & ANSWER SHEETS.   (Dairy Skillathon Series) 

Comparing Dairy Cow Concentrates  (#17677)

Students compare feed tags from different dairy cow concentrates to evaluate components and nutrition level. Intermediate level. (2007) – LAMINATED SKILLATHON STATION, QUESTION & ANSWER SHEETS.  (Dairy Skillathon Series)

Dairy Breeds  (#17265)

Students identify breeds depicted in photographs as well as answer questions about various breeds. Beginner level. (2007) – LAMINATED SKILLATHON STATION, QUESTION & ANSWER SHEETS.  (Dairy Skillathon Series)

Dairy Cattle Identification (#18903)

Skillathon testing students’ knowledge of the many types of identification methods used with dairy cattle.  Beginner level. (2007) – LAMINATED SKILLATHON STATION, INFORMATION, QUESTION & ANSWER SHEETS.  (Dairy Skillathon Series)

Dairy Cattle Judging: Cows  (#18289)

Dr. Dave Dickson discusses parts, terminology and skeletal structure of the dairy cow.  He explains each section of the PDCA scorecard, using contrasting pairs of cows to evaluate udders, dairy character, feet and legs, frame, body capacity, and faults and defects.  Information regarding judging and reasons from the judge’s viewpoint is also presented. (1998) – VHS VIDEO (50:00), STUDENT QUIZZES, ANSWER KEY.

Dairy Cattle Judging: Fundamentals  (#18290)

Using cattle displaying wide variations, Dr. Dave Dickson teaches the skills of linear evaluation needed to appraise udders, feet and legs, frame, body capacity and dairy character.  He explains the Purebred Dairy Cattle Association (PDCA) scorecard for judging dairy cows and heifers and gives tips about judging.  The program also features interviews of current and past judges to encourage young people who want to judge. (1998) – VHS VIDEO (45:00), STUDENT QUIZZES, ANSWER KEY.

Dairy Cattle Judging: Heifers  (#18291)

By observing dairy heifers (Holstein, Jersey, Brown Swiss, and Guernsey) that display good contrasts, and using the recommended scorecard, Dr. Dave Dickson illustrates in an understandable, concise manner, the methods for evaluating dairy heifers.  Sections include Frame (40 points), Feet and Legs (25 points), Dairy Character (20 points) and Capacity (15 points).  (1998) – VHS VIDEO (25:00), STUDENT QUIZZES, ANSWER KEY.

Dairy Cattle Judging: Oral Reasons (#18292)

Dr. Dave Dickson covers all phases of reasons, from the benefits of reasons to “secrets” of good note taking to presentation advice.  Then, illustrating the categories used on the PDCA scorecard, he demonstrates how reasons are scored for accuracy, emphasis, terminology, presentation and completeness.  Student judges provide many examples of both poor and good work so the viewer can see what to do and what to avoid.  Lastly, sample oral reasons are critiqued.  (1998) – VHS VIDEO (48:00), STUDENT QUIZ, ANSWER KEY.

The Dairy Cow’s Digestive System  (#18088)

Students choose from a list of terms to correctly identify marked parts on a diagram of a cow’s digestive system. Advanced level. (2006) – LAMINATED SKILLATHON STATION, QUESTION & ANSWER SHEETS.  (Dairy Skillathon Series)

A Dairy Cow’s Stomach (#17266)

Students are asked to correctly identify marked parts on a colored diagram of a dairy cow’s stomach and answer related questions. Intermediate level. (2006) – LAMINATED SKILLATHON STATION, QUESTION & ANSWER SHEETS. (Dairy Skillathon Series).

Dairy Goat Breeds (#17619)

Youth identify dairy goat breeds shown in pictures as well as answer questions about various breeds. Beginner level. (1994) – LAMINATED SKILLATHON STATION, QUESTION & ANSWER SHEETS, “OWN A DAIRY GOAT” BROCHURE. (Dairy Skillathon Series)

Dairy Learning Laboratory Kit (#18521)

Set of learn-by-doing activities focused on dairy cattle.  Designed as a series of mini-learning stations where participants can test their own knowledge and abilities.  Topics covered include: Anatomy, Breeds, Conformation, Animal Handling and Quality Assurance.  (2000) – INSTRUCTIONS, VIDEO, CURRICULUM GUIDE, POSTERS, CHARTS, DIAGRAMS, IDENTIFICATION TAGS, SITUATION/TASK STATEMENTS.

Dairy Show Equipment  (#17267)

Students choose from a list of possible terms to correctly identify photographs of equipment used in preparing an animal for a show. Beginner level. (2006) – LAMINATED SKILLATHON STATION, QUESTION & ANSWER SHEETS. (Dairy Skillathon Series)

Dairy Skillathon Series

Laminated tabletop displays each focusing on a specific topic related to the dairy industry. Enables 4-H project members to explain and test what they have learned. See “Animal Nutrition Skillathon Series” for related titles. SEE INDIVIDUAL TITLES FOR MORE COMPLETE INFORMATION. 

Bedding Options – #17262 

Bio-Security – #18900

Birth Positions (Dairy Cattle) – #17263 

Body Condition Scoring – #17264

Careers in the Dairy Industry – #18902

Comparing Calf Starters – #17676 

Comparing Dairy Cow Concentrates – #17677 

Dairy Breeds – #17265

Dairy Cattle Identification – #18903 

The Dairy Cow’s Digestive System – #18088 

A Dairy Cow’s Stomach – #17266  

Dairy Goat Breeds – #17619

Dairy Learning Laboratory Kit – #18521

Dairy Show Equipment – #17267 

Evaluating Dairy Pedigrees – #17678

Evaluating Sire Summaries – #17620  

Female Reproductive System (Dairy Cow) – #17268 

Goat Learning Laboratory Kit – #18806 

Ideas About Animal Welfare – #17238

Identifying  A.I. Equipment – #17679 

Identifying Dairy Products – #17680 

Identifying Types of Cheeses – #17621  

Keeping Your Dairy Animal Healthy – #17269  

Male Reproductive System (Dairy Cattle) – #17270 

Milking Machine Parts – #17273 

Milking Systems – #17271 

Parts of a Bovine Heart – #17274

Parts of a Dairy Cow – #17272 

Parts of a Dairy Goat – #17618 

Parts of the Dairy Cow’s Udder – #18089 

The Rules Are Black and White – #18904

Evaluating Dairy Pedigrees (#17678)

Dairy students select from 3 Holstein pedigrees to test their knowledge.  Beginner level. (2012) – LAMINATED SKILLATHON STATION, QUESTION & ANSWER SHEETS, PRINT MATERIALS.  (Dairy Skillathon Series)

Evaluating Sire Summaries  (#17620)

Youth evaluate and compare information blocks from 4 different bulls in the Holstein Sire Summary book. Intermediate level. (2012) – LAMINATED SKILLATHON STATION, QUESTION & ANSWER SHEETS, PRINT MATERIALS.  (Dairy Skillathon Series)

Feed Ingredients for Dairy and Livestock  (#17236)

5 different stations teach the student to identify common feed ingredients and their importance in feeding cattle. Each station contains ten samples of common feedstuffs for farm animals. Feed samples are displayed randomly with stations grouped by knowledge level of the students. Beginner level. (1992) – 5 LAMINATED SKILLATHON STATIONS, EACH WITH QUESTION & ANSWER SHEETS.   (Animal Nutrition Skillathon Series)

Female Reproductive System (Dairy Cow)  (#17268)

Students choose from a list of terms to correctly identify marked parts on a colored diagram of the female dairy cow’s reproductive system. Advanced level. (2006) – LAMINATED SKILLATHON STATION, QUESTION & ANSWER SHEETS.  (Dairy Skillathon Series)

Forage Plants  (#17628)

Asks students to identify 9 forage plants commonly grown and fed to animals. Advanced level. (1993) – LAMINATED SKILLATHON STATION, QUESTION & ANSWER SHEETS, FEEDSTUFF INFORMATION LIST.   (Animal Nutrition Skillathon Series)

Goat Learning Laboratory Kit  (#18806)

Mini-learning stations where participants can test their knowledge regarding both dairy and meat goats.  Topics covered include – Anatomy, Breed Identification, Mammary Structures, Hooves, Tattooing Techniques, Showmanship Scoring, Medicine Labels and Inserts, Wholesale Cuts of Chevon, Feet and Leg Structural Differences and Safe Animal Handling.  (1997) – INCLUDES A VARIETY OF POSTERS, CHARTS, DIAGRAMS IDENTIFICATION TAGS, SITUATION/TASK STATEMENTS AND INSTRUCTIONS.  (Dairy Skillathon Series)

The Heart of the Matter: Animal Rights and Personal Beliefs  (#18379)

Jeff Goodwin focuses on personal values and beliefs as related to activist animal concerns.  He targets basic philosophical concepts related to the subject of animal rights and welfare, using visual examples and reenactments to break down the complex issue. (1993) – VHS VIDEO (20:00), FACILITATOR GUIDE

Ideas About Animal Welfare (#17238)

Presents a continuum or scale of beliefs which people hold concerning the relationship between humans and other animals. Intermediate level. (1992) – LAMINATED SKILLATHON STATION, PRINT MATERIALS.  (Livestock Skillathon Series - Beef, Dairy, Sheep & Swine)

Identifying A.I. Equipment  (#17679)

Students identify names of different A.I. equipment and answer questions about aritificial insemination. Intermediate level. (2007) – LAMINATED SKILLATHON STATION, QUESTION & ANSWER SHEETS.  (Dairy Skillathon Series)

Identifying Dairy Products (#17680)

Students identify names of processed, cultured and natural dairy products in photographs. Beginner level. (2007) –  LAMINATED SKILLATHON STATION, QUESTION & ANSWER SHEETS.  (Dairy Skillathon Series)

Identifying Types of Cheeses (#17621)

Youth choose from a list of options to identify different types of Wisconsin cheeses shown in a picture. Intermediate level. (2007) – LAMINATED SKILLATHON STATION, QUESTION & ANSWER SHEETS.  (Dairy Skillathon Series)

Keeping Your Dairy Animal Healthy  (#17269)

Students choose from a list of terms to correctly identify photographs of equipment used in keeping a dairy animal healthy. Intermediate level.(2007) – LAMINATED SKILLATHON STATION, QUESTION & ANSWER SHEETS. (Dairy Skillathon Series)

Livestock Feed Sources  (#17239)

Students learn to identify a variety of feedstuffs and their roles in feeding livestock. Consists of 4 stations containing samples of common feedstuffs for farm animals. Stations are grouped according to the major nutrient provided. Stations include: “Vitamin & Mineral Ingredients” – “Processed Grains” – “Whole Grains” and “Byproduct Feeds”. Intermediate level. (1992) – 4 LAMINATED SKILLATHON STATIONS, QUESTION & ANSWER SHEETS.  (Animal Nutrition Skillathon Series)

Male Reproductive System (Dairy Cattle) (#17270)

Students choose from a list of terms to correctly identify marked parts on a colored diagram of the male dairy cattle reproductive system. Advanced level.  (2007) – LAMINATED SKILLATHON STATION, QUESTION & ANSWER SHEETS.  (Dairy Skillathon Series).

Milking Machine Parts  (#17273)

Students choose from a list of terms to correctly identify photographs of various parts of a milking machine. Intermediate level. (2006) – LAMINATED SKILLATHON STATION, QUESTION & ANSWER SHEETS.  (Dairy Skillathon Series)

Milking Systems (#17271)

Students choose from a list of options to correctly identify types of milking systems shown in different photographs. They then answer questions about the systems. Intermediate level. (2006) – LAMINATED SKILLATHON STATION, QUESTION & ANSWER SHEETS.  (Dairy Skillathon Series)

Parts of a Bovine Heart  (#17274)

Students choose from a list of terms to correctly identify marked parts on a colored diagram of the bovine heart. Advanced level. (2007) – LAMINATED SKILLATHON STATION, QUESTION & ANSWER SHEETS.  (Dairy Skillathon Series)

Parts of a Dairy Cow  (#17272)

Students are asked to correctly identify marked parts on the outline of a dairy cow. 2 transparencies with 2 sets of different options are included. Either can be attached to the display to provide diversity. Beginner level. (2007) – LAMINATED SKILLATHON STATION, QUESTION & ANSWER SHEETS, TRANSPARENCIES. (Dairy Skillathon Series).

Parts of a Dairy Goat (#17618)

Youth identify marked parts on an outline of a dairy goat. 2 transparencies with 2 sets of different options are included. Beginner level. (1994) – LAMINATED SKILLATHON STATION, WITH 2 TRANSPARENCIES, “OWN A DAIRY GOAT” BROCHURE, QUESTION AND ANSWER SHEETS A & B.  (Dairy Skillathon Series)

Parts of the Dairy Cow’s Udder (#18089)

Students choose from a list of terms to correctly identify marked parts on a diagram of a cow’s udder. Advanced level. (2007) – LAMINATED SKILLATHON STATION, QUESTION & ANSWER SHEETS.  (Dairy Skillathon Series)

Preparing to Lead (#18221)

Covers the fundamentals associated with selecting a dairy show calf and its management up to leading it into the show ring.  Contents include: selecting, caring for and training your calf, clipping at home, caring for feet, transporting your calf to the show,  washing and clipping your calf at the show, fitting your calf, organizing your show equipment and last minute preparations. (1997) – VHS VIDEO (21:00), LEADER GUIDE.

Processed Feeds  (#17629)

Displays 15 feed samples to show the different forms of feed processing. Emphasizes corn processing differences. Intermediate level. (1993) – LAMINATED SKILLATHON STATION, QUESTION & ANSWER SHEETS, FEEDSTUFF INFORMATION LIST.  (Animal Nutrition Skillathon Series)

Processing Methods  (#17630)

Features 10 different feed samples, each of which represents a different processing method. Designed to ask the student to identify the feedstuff and the processing method used. Intermediate level. (1993) – LAMINATED SKILLATHON STATION, QUESTION & ANSWER SHEETS, FEEDSTUFF INFORMATION LIST. (Animal Nutrition Skillathons Series)

The Rules Are Black and White (#18904)

Skillathon which teaches students how to get dairy animals ready for a show by testing their knowledge of the show ring code of ethics.  Covers the six ethics compass points and talks about what is ethical versus un-ethical in the show ring.  Beginner level. (2007) – LAMINATED SKILLATHON STATION, INFORMATION, QUESTION & ANSWER SHEETS.  (Dairy Skillathon Series)

The Ruminant  (#17631)

Displays a diagram of the rumen, along with pictures of ruminant animals. Questions relate to the identification of rumen compartments or their function. Advanced level. (1993) – LAMINATED SKILLATHON STATION, QUESTION & ANSWER SHEETS, FEEDSTUFF INFORMATION LIST.  (Animal Nutrition Series)

Showmanship…Leading to Win! (#18222)

Covers the fundamentals of showing your calf in the ring.  Focuses on show ring procedures and handling of your dairy animal. VHS VIDEO, LEADER GUIDE.  (1995) – VHS VIDEO  (13:00)

Vitamins and Minerals  (#17632)

Features 14 vitamin and mineral samples with pictures of vitamin or mineral deficiencies. Questions asked relate to the pictures or ask students to identify the sample. Advanced level. (1993) – LAMINATED SKILLATHON STATION, QUESTION & ANSWER SHEETS, FEEDSTUFF INFORMATION LIST.  (Animal Nutrition Skillathon Series).

Water: The Essential Nutrient  (#17633)

Shows differences in water purity and the necessity of water in an animal’s diet. Beginner level. (1993) – LAMINATED SKILLATHON STATION, QUESTION & ANSWER SHEETS, FEEDSTUFF INFORMATION LIST.   (Animal Nutrition Skillathon Series).

Youth and Dairy Cattle: A Safe Partnership  (#17747)

Working with dairy cattle should be a fun, rewarding way for youth to learn new skills. Safety is an important factor, since half of all farm injuries to people ages 6-18 are associated with cattle. By teaching about cattle behavior and common sources of farm injury, this video helps lower risks for any young person or new cattle handler. (1994) – VHS VIDEO (16:00), BULLETIN #A3616.