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 any youth across the U.S., the contest provides the opportunity for youth to apply their 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
  • Seniors: at least 14 years of age and no older than 19 on January 1

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. Individual and Team awards will be presented.

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For more information call (602) 258-8568.