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College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences


Little I

The competition, occurring on April 5, is hosted by Saddle and Sirloin where students wishing to participate in the showmanship competitions can sign up to show a horse, pig, ewe or heifer. Experienced showmen will be paired up with inexperienced showmen to break and train their respective animal. Animals will be provided by OSU, and times will be scheduled for students to come work with their animals at least five times prior to the contest.

In Guy’s and Gal’s lead, participants dress up in wool items and lead a ewe around that they worked with in cooperation with sheep showmanship participants.

The Ham and Corned Beef Cure takes place in the OSU Meat Lab prior to the Little I. Participants are required to create a formula and come to the Meat Lab to cure their choice of a ham or corned beef. The top five hams and top five corned beefs will be auctioned off at the banquet after the competitions are complete, and proceeds benefit the Saddle and Sirloin Club.


Interested? Sign-ups will be posted until February 14 for all competitions on the Saddle and Sirloin billboard on the first floor of Animal Sciences, (dues are $5 per person). Sign up TODAY! Questions can be directed to Paige Guenther, or Kaitlyn Hinds,


Apr 5, 2014, 9:00am - 5:00pm