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Youth Cattle Working Contest

State Youth Cattle Working Contest Information

When: Friday April 19, 2024                                                                                         

Location: Virginia Beef Expo, Rockingham County Fairgrounds, Harrisonburg,  VA     

Information: Katherine Carter, 540-231-2257


Youth Cattle Working Contest Flyer

Youth Cattle Working Contest Rules


General Information for Regional Contests

  • Registration Deadline: Friday, March 15, 2024 5:00 PM
  • Entry fee is $35/Team – payment details and information are located in the entry system
  • All participants must be 14 years of age by September 30, 2023 and have not had their 19th birthday prior to January 1, 2023
  • All participants must have a valid/current Beef Quality Assurance Certification – those not currently certified must complete their certification by March 15th, 2024

Regional Contests Schedule

Friday, March 22, 2024

Southern Piedmont - The Adams Farm

Coordinator: Joanne Jones

10:00 AM

Register by 5:00 PM on Friday, March 15th, 2024

Saturday, April 13, 2024

New River Valley - G&G Livestock

Coordinator: Cynthia Hurst

9:00 AM

Register by 5:00 PM on Friday, March 15, 2024:

Friday, April 5, 2024

Central Virginia - Senterfitt/Virginia Livestock

Coordinator: Kaci Daniel

9:00 AM

Register by 5:00 PM on Friday, March 15, 2024:

Thursday, April 4, 2023

Shenandoah Valley - Weyers Cave

Coordinators: Andy Siebel and John Benner

9:00 AM and 12:00 PM

Register by 5:00 PM on Friday, March 15, 2024:

Saturday, March 30, 2024

Southwest Virginia - Copenhaver Farms

Coordinator: Matthew Miller

9:00 AM

Register by 5:00 PM on Friday, March 24, 2023:




Katherine Carter
Extension Youth Animal Science Specialist
(540) 231-2257

Scott Greiner
Extension Animal Science Specialist
(540) 231-9159


Hunter Liles
Extension Youth Animal Science Associate
(540) 231-6345



Virginia 4-H Livestock Programs Endowment

The Virginia 4-H Foundation is spearheading the advancement of the Virginia 4-H Youth Livestock Programs Endowment. 4-H livestock programming is funded through a combination of private gifts, endowment income, gifts in kind, and participant fees.

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