Livestock Quiz Bowl & Skillathon Contest

What are these events?  
Livestock Bowl is a quiz competition where all the questions are about beef, sheep, swine, and meat goat topics and students use a buzzer in order to answer the questions.  Teams compete in a double elimination format by giving oral answers to questions posed by a moderator.  Each match has both an individual and toss-up question round.  The winning 4-H senior team will represent Wisconsin at the National 4-H Livestock Quiz Bowl competition held each fall in Louisville at the North American International Livestock Exposition (NAILE).

Skillathon contest is made up of a written quiz and learning stations such as breed identification, feed identification, equipment identification as well as some team activities such as demonstrating evaluation skills.  The top Senior level 4-H team will represent Wisconsin at the National 4-H Skillathon Contest, held each fall in Louisville at the North American International Livestock Exposition (NAILE).

Competition in Quiz Bowl & Skillathon encourages members to develop a more complete knowledge of animals and related subjects.  This contest provides an educational program for all project members, including those who may not own a project animal, and provides a way to develop self-confidence.  These programs are a great parallel to some similar programs that breed associations and other organizations conduct.

Who can participate? Any current 4-H members grades 3-13. Please note, there are age divisions for each of those contests and parameters for grade 13 members. Please see the contest information in the link below for more information on the age divisions. Cloverbud project members are not eligible to participate in this experience. Even if your county has not participated in the past, round-up some 4-H friends and take advantage of this fun opportunity to show your knowledge of the animal species and industry. 

Contest Details

When: March 16, 2024
Registration Deadline:
March 1, 2024 (see handbooks below  under “2024 information” for more details on how to register for the contest, rules, resources and more)
Where:  UW-Madison Campus
Time:  Registration  9 a.m., Competition starts 9:30 a.m.

2024 Information
2024 WI 4-H Livestock Quiz Bowl Resource Handbook
2024 WI 4-H Livestock Skill-a-thon Resource Handbook

2024 Registration Link (registration directions in the above handbooks):

2024 Results

Skillathon Results
2024 Junior 4-H Skillathon Results
2024 Mixed 4-H Skillathon Results
2024 Senior 4-H Skillathon Results

Quiz Bowl Result
Junior Teams: First Place – Columbia; Second Place – Iowa
Mixed Teams: First Place – Polk; Second Place – Marathon
Senior Teams: First Place – Grant B; Second Place – Sheboygan

State Scholarships

Needs-based scholarships are available for youth who participate in Statewide Educational Experiences. Scholarships require an application that is submitted to the state office. For more information on these scholarships and to apply, please visit the Scholarship page on our website.

Prior Year's Information and Results

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