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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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