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Title: Giving Oral Reasons In Livestock Judging


1
Giving Oral Reasons In Livestock Judging
  • Darrell Rothlisberger
  • Rich County Extension Agent
  • 435.793.2435
  • darrellr_at_ext.usu.edu

2
Oral Reasons
  • Teach you to organize your thoughts and defend
    your decision to a reason taker
  • Maximum time is two (2) minutes

3
Benefits from Reasons
  • Think more clearly
  • State your thoughts clearly
  • Improve your speaking voice
  • Develop memory
  • Learn to recall a situation clearly
  • What happened several hours ago or even longer

4
Benefits from Reasons
  • Become organized
  • Get your thoughts in line with what you have on
    paper
  • Express yourself in a convincing manner
  • Defend your decisions
  • Sell yourself and your ideas

5
Steps to a high score
  • Stand up straight and put hands behind your back.
  • Speak in a louder than normal speaking voice.
  • Greet the reasons taker with Good Morning, Good
    Afternoon or simply Hi or Hello
  • Look at the reasons taker in the eye or forehead
    or just over their head

6
Steps to a high score
  • Stand 5 to 6 feet from reasons taker
  • Avoid words and phrases that do not add meaning
  • Talk the obvious ie the most noticeable points
    first
  • Keep reasons short and to the point
  • Be descriptive and complete
  • Do not use notes

7
Note format
  • Use identifying marks
  • Dont memorize
  • Visualize

8
Reasons Format
  • Pleasant to hear
  • Easy to listen to
  • Easy to follow
  • Cover major points in the class
  • Use correct gender and terms specific to the
    particular class
  • Given in comparison terms

9
Reasons Format
  • Breaks a class of four animals into three pairs
  • Top, middle, bottom
  • Each pair is discussed in three areas
  • General or broad statements
  • Reinforcements or specific statements
  • Grants or criticisms

10
Be comparative
  • Discuss only the things which you observed
  • Tell the truth !!
  • Talk in present Tense
  • Ie (is not was)

11
Use Comparative terms
  • Bigger
  • Longer
  • More muscle
  • Lighter
  • Smaller
  • er terms
  • NOTE Dont use the same term over and over.
    Longer vs more extended.

12
Transition Terms
  • Words or phrases that help your reasons flow more
    smoothly.
  • Allows reasons taker to follow your thoughts more
    easily
  • Use voice inflection
  • There are lists on the internet
  • Search words like livestock judging reasons or
    terms

13
Transition Terms
  • Plus
  • Moreover
  • As well as
  • In addition
  • Furthermore
  • However
  • Sure
  • I criticize
  • I recognize
  • I grant
  • Additionally
  • Even so
  • Yes

14
Taking Notes
  • Develop your own system
  • So you remember
  • For example
  • BT big top
  • SS size and scale
  • BF bigger frame
  • VD vertical dimension

15
Basic Format
  • Greet the reasons taker
  • Top individual if obvious
  • Top pair
  • Middle pair
  • Bottom pair
  • Last animal

16
Top Pair
  • General Statement
  • Tell reason for placing 1 first and over 2 in the
    top pair
  • Reinforcements
  • Go into more detail to further describe your
    general statement
  • Grants
  • Was 2 better that 1 in any area?
  • Criticize 2

17
Middle pair
  • General Statement
  • Tell reason for placing 2 over 3.
  • Reinforcements
  • Go into more detail to further describe your
    general statement
  • Grants
  • Was 3 better that 2 in any area?
  • Criticize 3

18
Bottom pair
  • General Statement
  • Tell reason for placing 3 over 4.
  • Reinforcements
  • Go into more detail to further describe your
    general statement
  • Grants
  • Was 4 better that 3 in any area

19
Bottom animal
  • Explain why it is the last place animal
  • As compared to the rest of the class
  • In est terms
  • Smallest framed
  • Lightest muscled
  • Structurally most incorrect

20
The Grid Format
Step 1
Step 2 Step 3 Step 4
Step 5 Step 6 Step 7
Step 8 Step 9 Step 10
Step 11 Step 12
Step 13 closing statement
21
13 steps to giving Reasons and taking Notes
  • Step 1 Give name of class you are placing
  • Step 2 Your opening statement should briefly
    explain why your top animal wins the class.
  • Step 3 Criticize your top place animal, tell
    them what you see, not what you would change.

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13 steps to giving Reasons and taking Notes
  • Step 4 Tell why your 1st place animal beats
    your 2nd place animal.
  • Step 5 Tell what you liked better about your
    2nd place animal than you did about your class
    winner.
  • Step 6 Criticize your 2nd place animal
  • Step 7 Compare your 2nd and 3rd place animals
    or tell why your 2nd place animal beats your 3rd
    place animal.

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13 steps to giving Reasons and taking Notes
  • Step 8 Grant to your 3rd place animal or tell
    what you liked about your 3rd place animal.
  • Step 9 Criticize or point out your 3rd place
    animals weakness.
  • Step 10 Tell why your 3rd place animal beats
    your 4th place animal.

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13 steps to giving Reasons and taking Notes
  • Step 11 Grant to your 4th place animal or point
    out his or her major strengths.
  • Step 12 Criticize your 4th place animal or tell
    why it is last.
  • Step 13 Closing Statement

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The end of your reasons
  • Always say thank you
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