The Arizona National Livestock Show Skill-A-Thon is a competition designed to reward outstanding young people who possess the skills and knowledge essential for efficient and humane production of livestock in a seedstock or commercial operation. Open to all 4-H and FFA members across the U.S., the contest provides the opportunity for you to apply your knowledge to a variety of topics related to the production and management of beef cattle, swine, sheep and meat goats.

By participating, students are eligible to apply for scholarships from the Arizona National Livestock Show!

The contest is divided into two categories:

  • Juniors: at least 8 years of age and less than 14 on January 1, 2019
  • Seniors: at least 14 years of age and no older than 19 on January 1, 2019

The competition consists of both individual and group events. Juniors compete in 2 team events and 3 individual events; seniors compete in 2 team events and 3 individual events, plus a quiz. Awards will be given for both individuals and team efforts.

Entry Details:

  • Location: Youth Activity Building
  • Entry Deadline: December 10
  • Entry Fee:
    • $10 / Team
    • $5 / Individual


 Contest information is available in the Arizona National Livestock Show Premium Book; resources available below. For more information call (602) 258-8568.



  • Breeds of Livestock
  • Feed Identification
  • Equipment Identification
  • Team Quality Assurance
  • Team Livestock Evaluation


  • Equipment Identification
  • Feed Identification
  • Wool Judging
  • Test
  • Team Quality Assurance
  • Team Breeding & Performance

Event Sponsor
Stock Show University