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National Collegiate Livestock Coaches' Association Principles of Livestock Selection & Evaluation Certification
Preparation Materials

iCEV offers optional study materials designed to prepare individuals for the National Collegiate Livestock Coaches' Association Principles of Livestock Selection & Evaluation Certification exam. The preparation materials consist of a playlist, which includes a combination of video and PowerPoint® lessons created in collaboration with our industry partners to teach and reinforce the industry standards tested for by the certification. Explore the preparation materials below.


National Collegiate Livestock Coaches' Association Principles of Livestock Selection & Evaluation Certification

The National Collegiate Livestock Coaches’ Association (NCLCA) Principles of Livestock Selection & Evaluation Certification verifies individuals have acquired the specialized skills necessary to excel in the livestock industry.

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Example Preparation Materials

The Livestock Industry

This presentation includes the history of the livestock industry and the origins of various livestock species. Advancements in the livestock industry are also discussed, along with a detailed explanation of animal husbandry practices of today. Various pricing and marketing strategies are introduced, emphasizing the importance of consumer appeal and satisfaction. From animal byproducts to pricing grids and career opportunities.

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Livestock Judging Fundamentals

Ryan Rathmann, Ph.D., demonstrates effective livestock evaluation techniques for beginning livestock judging students. An explanation of the importance of livestock evaluation and its pertinence in the livestock industry, along with an examination of both market and breeding qualities of cattle, swine, sheep and goats are also discussed.

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Livestock Judging: Market Lamb Evaluation

To satisfy today's consumer demands, successful sheep producers must market animals, which are lean and muscular. In order to stay on the leading edge of production and profitability, selection programs are essential. In the presentation, a sheep expert discusses market lamb evaluation using five criteria: growth, muscling, structural correctness, style and balance and finish.

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National Collegiate Livestock Coaches' Association Principles of Livestock Selection & Evaluation Certification

Preparation Materials Course Playlist

The Livestock Industry

Livestock Breed Identification: Cattle

Livestock Breed Identification: Goats

Livestock Breed Identification: Sheep

Livestock Breed Identification: Swine

External Anatomy of Livestock: Terms & Terminology

Livestock Breeding Systems

Livestock Judging Fundamentals

Livestock Judging: Breeding Heifer Evaluation

Livestock Judging: Market Steer Evaluation

Livestock Judging: Breeding Gilt Evaluation

Livestock Judging: Market Hog Evaluation

Livestock Judging: Breeding Sheep Evaluation

Livestock Judging: Market Lamb Evaluation

Livestock Grading: Slaughter Cattle

Breeding Gilts

Market Hogs

Breeding Ewes

Market Lambs

Breeding Heifers

Bulls

Market Steers

Market Goats