Intermountain Livestock Judges Training

Intermountain Livestock Judges Training (IMLJT)

May 9-11, 2024

What is it?

A one-of-a-kind camp with a goal of preparing youth to compete in livestock judging contests as well as enter the ring as official judges at fairs and jackpots.

Join us at our next camp!

FFA & Visiting Guests—Register Here

Utah 4-H Volunteers & Youth—Register Here

This years camp will have a special focus on market and breeding hog evaluation for youth participants with a focus on judging contests. This year, we are combining the youth and adult tracks so that coaches and their teams can learn together. We will have break out sessions where youth will work on oral reasons, coaches will discuss recruitment and team practice strategies, and other adults will talk about judging in the showring. Our goal is to provide targeted education to each of our unique attendees.


Livestock Judging Track

2024 Keynote Speaker: Bryan Williams Bryan Williams, 2024 keynote speaker

We are excited to announce Bryan Williams as our key-note speaker and presenter for the Livestock Judging Track. Bryan is the owner of the online livestock evaluation website Judging Pro (

Bryan was raised on a registered Shorthorn/Commercial cattle and sheep operation in Northwest Missouri. He has many wins both as a collegiate competitor and as a coach. He, and his wife Joni, and their daughter Brylee, show livestock across the country and they reside in Princeton, Missouri where they raise national competitive show pigs as well as commercial cattle.  


*We invite all participants to participate in Livestock Bowl! This is a fun contest to test your critical thinking skills and general knowledge of the livestock industry. Teams from out-of-state and FFA participants can be formed and declared by Friday at 7:00 p.m. Utah 4-H teams must abide by State Contest rules.

RULES for Livestock Judging, Bowl, and the Livestock Skill-a-Thon (for 3rd–5th graders) can be found here.

Tentative Schedule

Thursday, May 9th
1:00 p.m. – Check-In
2:00 p.m. – General Session
2:30 p.m. – Livestock Evaluation
4:00 p.m. – Workshops

Friday, May 10th
8:30 a.m. – General Session
9:00 a.m. – Livestock Evaluation
11:15 a.m. – Workshops
12:30 p.m. – Lunch
1:30 p.m. – Livestock Evaluation
3:00 p.m. – Livestock Evaluation Discussion
4:30 p.m. – Adjourn

Saturday, May 11th
9:30 a.m. – Check-in for Judging Contests
10:00 a.m. – Livestock Judging Contest
10:00 a.m. – Livestock Skill-a-Thon for Junior Participants
12:00 p.m. – Pizza Lunch
12:30 p.m. – Workshops
4:00 p.m. –  Closing & Awards
4:30 p.m. (or directly following livestock judging awards) — Livestock Bowl Contest

*Note: the Meats Judging track is cancelled. If you are interested in Meats Judging, please email

Questions or Inquiries?

Contact: Jessie Hadfield | | 435-797-8442