State Cattle Working Contest 


The youth cattle working contest develops youth skills in animal management and handling. Working as a team, youth efficiently process three stocker calves utilizing Beef Quality Assurance guidelines. Regional competitions are held in the spring throughout the state; the top teams from each region then compete at the State Youth Cattle Working Contest during the Virginia Beef Expo and held in conjunction with the Junior Beef Roundup.



State Contest Date: April 17, 2020 9:00 am 

There are several changes for the 2020 Virginia Youth Cattle Working Contests.  Changes for 2020 include, but are not limited to:

  • Team Problem – at the State Contest ONLY 

  • Changes to the Points Awarded for Time portion of the contest 

  • Sequestration of Teams at the State Contest 

  • Previous winning teams and members of those teams are not eligible to compete in YCWC 

  • Extension site for Youth Livestock events 

Registration Deadline: Monday, March 16th at 5 pm

Registration Link:

Registration is $20 per team.

Event Location: Rockingham County Fairgrounds

Regional Contests

       Central Virginia - April 1st Time: 1:30 pm (15 team Max)

                - Senterfitt and VA Livestock Radiant

       Shenandoah Valley - April 2nd Time: 9:00 am (15 team Max)

              - Waynesboro Nursery Lyndhurst

       Southern Piedmont - April 3rd Time: 10:00 am  (15 team Max)

               - Southern Piedmont AREC Blackstone

       Southwest Virginia  - April 4th Time: 9:00 am (15 team Max)

               - Copenhaver Farms Meadowview


       New River Valley - April 4th Time: 9:00 am (20 team Max)

               - G&G Livestock Fort Chiswell

Participant Permission Form



 Contest Rules                     

YCWC Cattle Processing Map

Judge's Scorecards

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