Clinic Information

Below we have added information about our clinic this year! We have hightlighted each rotation for exhibitors, the parent clinic, as well as attaching an itenary for the day. If you have any questions, please reach out to us!

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Hands on showmanship

Hands on showmanship is exactly what is sounds like. Exhibitors and their cattle will work together to learn how to show. The clinic staff in this rotation is made up of well seasoned showmen ready to teach!

Daily Care

Daily care is where the showmen will learn how to care for their cattle on a daily basis. Along with the SWCC Staff, they will come up with a schedule to keep their animal at its peak.

Fundamentals / Questions

Divisions 1 & 2 will be going over the fundamentals of showing. This will be comparable to showing without a calf to learn hand placement, walking speed, etc. Divisions 3 & 4 will be going over showmanship questions and how to communicate with the judge.

Clinic Schedule

  • 7:30-8:30 - Checkin for all staff, showmen, and parent clinic attendees

  • 8:50 am - Please take calves to a holding pens then head to the SWCC banner

  • 9 am - Photo by the banner

    • Everyone

    • Just the showmen

      • Showmen go find a place to sit in the stands

    • Photo of rotation hosts

  • 9:10 am - All showmen accompanied by their show stick, and a parent come in for a short meeting (introducing volunteers and info about the day)

  • 9:20-30 ish am - Showmanship one on one help with calf (parents are welcome to come watch this part)

  • Split into groups and begin rotations (30 minutes per rotation)

  • Parents go to the “parent clinic” (10:00am-12:00am)

  • Rotation 1 (10:00-10:30)

    • D1 - Daily Care

    • D2 - Fundamentals/questions

    • D3 - Showmanship

  • Bathroom/snack/drink break (10:30-10:35)

  • Rotation 2 (10:35 - 11:05)

    • D1 - Fundamentals/questions

    • D2 - Showmanship

    • D3 - Daily Care

  • Bathroom/snack/drink break (11:05-11:10)

  • Rotation 3 (11:10 - 11:40)

    • D1 - Showmanship

    • D2 - Fundamentals/questions

    • D3 - Daily Care

  • Bathroom/snack/drink break (11:40-11:45)

  • Rotation 4 (11:45 - 12:15)

    • D1 - Daily Care

    • D2 - Showmanship

    • D3 - Show Day Set Up

    • D4 - Fundamentals/questions

  • Lunch provided by Lafayette County Farm Bureau

  • All kids and parents go to the stand for a question and answer with all staff & showmanship judge. Most improved winners will be announced here along with staff scholarship

  • “Has been” showmanship (for anyone present at the clinic that is over the age of 21 and has not shown in a junior show in the last 6 months. It is $5 at the gate, and is a small fundraiser for the clinic next year. Prizes will be awarded for the top 3 showmen.)

  • D4 Showmanship Contest

  • D3 Showmanship Contest

  • D2 Showmanship Contest

  • D1 Showmanship Contest

  • Winner Photos

Have a safe trip home, and we'll see you next year!