We hope that members can refer to the pointers provided when practicing to give a Set of Reasons or a Stock Demonstration and that less experienced members can gain some extra confidence to give Stockjudging a go in the future!
Past winners of the ‘Stocksman Of The Year’ competition were invited to participate and highlight here the method, phrases and style that can be used within a Reason Giving/Class Comparison or a Stock Demonstration.
No time limit was used in the footage therefore it must be remembered that a competition Set of Reasons in the Highland Show Stockmanship Programme should be limited to 2 minutes max. with a Stock Demonstration lasting no longer than 2 minutes 30 seconds max.
This SHEEP REASONS video includes a live class of four Texel sheep for comparison:
This SHEEP DEMONSTRATION video includes a live 'demo' on one Blue Faced Leicester ewe:
This BEEF REASONS video includes a live class of 4 Beef heifers for comparison:
This BEEF DEMONSTRATION video includes a live 'demo' on one Modern British Blue bull:
This DAIRY REASONS video includes a live class of four Holstein cows for comparison:
This DAIRY DEMONSTRATION video includes a live 'demo' on one Holstein cow: