Breeds of Swine  (#17231)

Students learn to identify 8 common breeds of swine and their strengths and weaknesses. Beginner level. (1992) – LAMINATED SKILLATHON STATION, QUESTION & ANSWER SHEETS.  (Livestock Skillathon Series – Swine).

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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)

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Ethics in Livestock Shows: Ethics in Our Lives  (#17994)

Three part production by Jeff Goodwin, which teaches ethical behavior within the context of the youth livestock project. Segments include 1. “A question of ethics” (the ethical treatment of youth livestock projects, stresses that their purpose is youth development) (20:00). – 2. “A step beyond” (gives tools to address cases of unethical activity both before […]

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Evaluating Leanness (Swine) (#17233)

Photos of live animals and carcasses depict varying degrees of muscling and leanness. Students learn to identify heavily muscled, lean hogs. Intermediate level. (1992) – LAMINATED SKILLATHON STATION, QUESTION & ANSWER SHEETS. (Livestock Skillathon Series – Swine) 

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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 […]

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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)

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Fundamental Livestock Parturition  (#18306)

Live-action teaching aid capturing the essence of the reproductive process in three domesticated species – cattle, sheep and swine.  Includes the fundamentals of mating, gestation, lambing, farrowing and calving, as well as basic information and candid video of cattle, sheep and swine.  It is recommended that agents view the video ahead of time to be […]

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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)

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Judging Market Swine  (#17163)

Intended to help youth practice live evaluation of market barrows and gilts and discover what traits identify a meaty, lean hog carcass. (1992) – 36 SLIDES, PROGRAM GUIDE, “JUDGING BREEDING & MARKET SWINE” BULLETIN, CASSETTE (4:00).

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The Line in the Sand  (#18381)

Jeff Goodwin addresses ethical questions about youth livestock shows.  Using various scenarios and species, defines which practices are ethical and unethical.  This program is also one segment of the video “Ethics in Livestock Shows” – #17994. (1996) – VHS VIDEO (16:00), ACTIVITY GUIDE.

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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 […]

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Livestock Judging: Classes, Critiques & Reasons I (#19064)

Eight livestock judging practice classes help students improve their judging skills.  Classes include market steers, Hereford heifers, performance Limousin heifers, market hogs, Duroc breeding gilts, market lambs, Southdown breeding ewes and market goats. Critiques of each class are provided by Ryan Rathmann, coach of six national champion livestock judging teams, followed by formal sets of […]

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Livestock Skillathon Series – Swine

Tabletop displays each focusing on a specific management topic important to livestock production and projects. Enables project members to explain and test what they have learned. Available for beef, sheep and swine. Great resource for leaders to use in project meetings. See “Animal Nutrition Skillathon Series” for related titles. SEE INDIVIDUAL TITLES FOR MORE COMPLETE INFORMATION. […]

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MAQA – Year 1 – Care and Management (#18753)

Meat Animal and Quality Assurance kit designed to teach quality assurance principles and management skills to youth enrolled in the swine, sheep and beef meat animal projects.  Year 1’s topic is Care and Management, which addresses topics such as Identification, Feeding, Watering and much more.  (2004) – CONTAINS A VARIETY OF PIECES OF EQUIPMENT NEEDED […]

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MAQA – Year 2 – Animal Health Products (#18754)

Meat Animal and Quality Assurance kit designed to teach quality assurance principles and management skills to youth enrolled in the swine, sheep and beef meat animal projects.  Year 2’s topic is Animal Health Care Products, which addresses topics such as record keeping, use and handling of syringes and needles and residues.  The kit also has […]

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Meat Evaluation (#15640)

Color slides of 186 retail meat cuts.  Each cut is listed with its complete name and a general description.  Names of the cuts are based on the Uniform Retail Meat Identity Standards (URMIS) system for beef, pork, lamb and veal.  Includes supplemental Meat Evaluation Handbook and CD-ROM featuring the same slides as well as some […]

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Meat Judging: Fundamentals (#19065)

Provides a basic introduction to the evaluation of red meat.  Dr. Mark Miller of Texas Tech discusses the fundamentals of meat judging in the facets of beef quality and yield grading, beef carcass judging, beef wholesale and retail cut judging, pork carcass judging (intact and ribbed), ham judging, lamb carcass judging (intact and ribbed) and […]

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Meat Judging Practice (#19066)

Four sections, each with 6 classes, feature more than 120 retail cuts of beef, lamb and pork for identification.  At the end of each class, the species, primal cut and retail are displayed.  Also included are beef carcasses for quality grading, judging classes of carcasses and/or sub=primal cuts and questions pertaining to a class of […]

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Newly Born Pig Management  (#17242)

Features photos of 9 management practices critical for the survival of newborn pigs. Student identifies each practice and learns why it’s done. Intermediate level. (1992) – LAMINATED SKILLATHON STATION, QUESTION & ANSWER SHEETS. (Livestock Skillathon Series – Swine)

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Oral Reasons Made Easy  (#17422)

Teaches youth and adults how to present a set of oral reasons about a class of beef, swine or sheep. Three youth (basic, intermediate, advanced) give sample reasons for a class of performance Angus heifers and Tim Erickson critiques and gives tips to each presenter.  (1993) – VHS VIDEO  (33:00)

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PQA Plus: Our Responsibility, Our Promise (#19060)

PQA Plus is the pork industry’s producer certification training program, developed to support the production of safe and wholesome pork and to promote the care and well-being of swine.  To receive PQA Plus certification, producers must attend a PQA Plus training program with a PQA Plus advisor. Intended for the use of PQA Plus trainers […]

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Parts of the Pig  (#17244)

Students identify 10 common parts of the pig using the diagram shown. May be used for an introductory session. Beginner level. (1992) – LAMINATED SKILLATHON STATION, QUESTION & ANSWER SHEETS. (Livestock Skillathon Series – Swine)

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Pork Judging  (#16749)

Includes a discussion of pork carcass terminology and factors which affect ranking. Viewers see a class from a variety of perspectives and are given time to determine a placing. Official placing and oral reasons are then given.  (1987) – VHS VIDEO  (34:00)

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Pork Production Series (#19059)

Intended for people new to the pork industry, also works as a refresher for seasoned veterans.  Includes bilingual English/Spanish versions of the following courses: Farrowing Management; Nursery Management; Grower-Finisher Management; Swine Caretaker; Biosecurity in Pork Production; Effective Handling of Pigs; Pork Production Safety System; Breeding & Gestation Management.  Includes the following in English only: Swine […]

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Pork Quality  (#17246)

Students study photos to learn to identify PSE and PSS traits in live hogs and in pork. They learn the significance of these traits and how they affect meat quality. Intermediate level. (1992) – LAMINATED SKILLATHON STATION, QUESTION & ANSWER SHEETS, “PROCEDURES TO EVALUATE MARKET HOGS” BULLETIN.  (Livestock Skillathon Series – Swine).

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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)

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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)

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Quality Assurance: Strengthening the Chain of Wholesome Food Production (#18123)

Addresses topics related to quality assurance and livestock production, such as proper injection sites, facilities, nutrition, care and handling, and following label instructions on animal health products. Touches on the many similarities between the production of high quality corn and the production of high quality food animals. (1997) – VHS VIDEO (16:00), FACILITATOR GUIDE.

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Retail Cut ID (#19137)

Features the newly approved retail cuts for National FFA and 4-H contests.  Organized by species with a notation of each cut, allows for different angles. Special effects, 3D graphics and expert commentary provide insight for harder to identify cuts. (2012) – DVD (93:00)

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Swine Abnormalities  (#16224)

Shows many abnormalities in swine that affect their marketability or use as breeding stock. Discusses how to detect problems in their early stages, and demonstrates how early culling can be useful when treatment is out of the question. (Although this title is older, it was reviewed in 2010 and the information is still current.)  (1982) – VHS […]

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Swine Farm Equipment  (#17252)

Using the photos provided, students identify 10 devices commonly found on a swine farm and learn their functions. Beginner level. (1992) – LAMINATED SKILLATHON STATION, QUESTION & ANSWER SHEETS.  (Livestock Skillathon Series)

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Swine Judging (#18596)

Takes youth on a guided tour through the traits used to select seed stock, traits used in the evaluation of the ideal boar, gilt and market hog and an explanation of performance terminology and uses.  Features 4 classes of purebred breeding stock with data and scenarios and 2 classes of market hogs.  Each class is […]

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Swine Learning Laboratory Kit (#18392)

Set of learn-by-doing activities focusing on swine.  Designed as a series of mini-learning stations, where participants can test their own knowledge and abilities.  Topics covered include Anatomy, Breeds, Conformation, Meat Science and Quality Assurance. (1994) – INCLUDES VIDEO & CURRICULUM GUIDE, AS WELL AS A VARIETY OF POSTER, CHARTS, DIAGRAMS, IDENTIFICATION TAGS, SITUATION/TASK STATEMENTS AND […]

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Swine Leg Abnormalities  (#17253)

Ten pictures depict common leg problems in swine. Students learn to identify each one and possible causes. Intermediate level. (1992) – LAMINATED SKILLATHON STATION, QUESTION & ANSWER SHEETS.  (Livestock Skillathon Series- Swine)

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Swine Parasites (#17254)

Provides students a graphic view of internal and external parasites of swine and a description of the economic impact of each parasite. Advanced level. (1992) – LAMINATED SKILLATHON STATION, QUESTION & ANSWER SHEETS, “250 MILLION: TIP OF THE ICEBERG” ARTICLE.  (Livestock Skillathon Series – Swine).

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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).

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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).

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