Dairy Cattle Evaluation
The State FFA Dairy Cattle Evaluation CDE is designed as a practical method to increase knowledge in the selection of dairy cattle. It also measures the student’s ability to orally defend and discuss their decisions.
1. To provide a practical experience to students enrolled in agricultural education with an interest in dairy cattle to help prepare for industry positions or in management of a modern dairy herd.
2. To develop students’ skills in observation, analysis, communication and team collaboration.
3. To provide experience in the evaluation of dairy cattle type, production records and dairy herd management.
4. To encourage agriculture instructors to seek assistance from various resources in the dairy industry. (Examples: dairy breed associations, artificial breeding associations, state extension dairy specialists, state dairy herd improvement associations, dairy equipment manufacturers, local dairy farmers and breeders, etc.)