Texas Aof Fairs

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  • This is the introduction slide. Note that this is a cooperative effort between Extension and Ag Science Teachers.
  • This slide has the two-fold mission of Quality Counts.
  • The next 3 slides discuss the main objectives of Quality Counts.
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  • This is the introduction slide. Note that this is a cooperative effort between Extension and Ag Science Teachers.
  • Texas Aof Fairs

    1. 1. A Texas Curriculum for Livestock Education http://qualitycounts.tamu.edu/
    2. 2. Curriculum Focus <ul><li>Quality Assurance </li></ul><ul><li>Character Education </li></ul>
    3. 3. Objective 1 <ul><li>Ensure all 4-H and FFA livestock projects meet all food quality standards </li></ul>
    4. 4. Objective 2 <ul><li>Enhance character education for Texas </li></ul><ul><li>4-H and FFA Youth </li></ul>
    5. 5. Objective 3 <ul><li>Promote a Positive Image of Youth Livestock Programs </li></ul>
    6. 6. The Impact of 4-H and FFA Projects <ul><li>Reveal impact of 76,000 market projects </li></ul>
    7. 7. How many pounds of carcass are there? <ul><li>Terms & Calculations : (1) Live Weight, (2) Dressing Percent, and (3) Carcass Weight </li></ul>Citizenship
    8. 8. Total Entry Numbers <ul><li>Market Swine: 32,751 </li></ul><ul><li>Meat Goats: 23,817 </li></ul><ul><li>Market Lamb: 11,323 </li></ul><ul><li>Market Steers: 8,435 </li></ul><ul><li>TOTAL: 76,326 </li></ul>Responsibility
    9. 9. What is Dressing Percentage? <ul><li>Dressing Percentage = The percentage of the live animal that ends up as carcass (Carcass Weight / Live Weight X 100) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pork: 73% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Market Lambs: 53% (shorn) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Meat Goats: 55% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Beef Cattle: 62% </li></ul></ul>Responsibility
    10. 10. Dressing Percentage is Affected by: <ul><li>Gut fill – The more gut fill at the time the live weight is taken, the lower the dressing percentage will be. </li></ul><ul><li>Muscling – A heavier muscled animal will have a higher dressing percentage than a light muscled animal. </li></ul><ul><li>Fatness – A fatter animal will have a higher dressing percentage than a lean animal. </li></ul><ul><li>Mud – Cattle with a lot of mud attached to their hide will have a lower dressing percentage than clean cattle. </li></ul><ul><li>Wool – Lambs with long wool will have a lower dressing percentage than recently-shorn lambs </li></ul><ul><li>Skin – In market swine, the skin is left on. </li></ul><ul><li>Stomach Type – Market swine are monogastics, cattle, sheep and goats are ruminants. </li></ul>Citizenship
    11. 11. SHEEP Ave Wt. – 125 D. P. - 53% 750,148 lb Responsibility
    12. 12. Grand Total: 14,204,691 pounds of carcass!!!!!!
    13. 13. What does this mean? <ul><li>Livestock projects can IMPACT thousands of people!!! </li></ul><ul><li>Think about the CONSUMER!!!! </li></ul><ul><li>You never know who they might be…….. </li></ul>
    14. 14. The Future of the Youth Livestock Show Program Depends on Us!
    15. 15. Trustworthiness # Be honest # Don’t deceive, cheat or steal # Be reliable Do what you say you will do # Have the courage to do the right thing # Build a good reputation # Be loyal Stand by your family, friends and country
    16. 16. Respect # Treat others with respect Follow the Golden Rule # Be tolerant to differences # Use good manners, not bad language # Be considerate of the feelings of others # Don't threaten, hit or hurt anyone # Deal peacefully with anger, insults and disagreements
    17. 17. Responsibility <ul><li># Do what you are supposed to do </li></ul><ul><li># Persevere: Keep trying! </li></ul><ul><li># Always do your best </li></ul><ul><li># Use self control: be disciplined </li></ul><ul><li># Think before you act </li></ul><ul><li>Consider the consequences </li></ul><ul><li># Be accountable for your choices </li></ul>
    18. 18. Fairness # Play by the rules # Take turns and share # Be open minded Listen to others # Don't take advantage of others # Don't blame others carelessly
    19. 19. Caring # Be kind # Be compassionate and show you care # Express gratitude # Forgive others # Help people in need
    20. 20. Citizenship # Do your share to make your school and community better # Cooperate # Stay informed; vote # Be a good neighbor # Obey laws and rules # Respect authority # Protect the environment
    21. 21. Thank You!
    22. 22. A Texas Curriculum for Livestock Education http://qualitycounts.tamu.edu/

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