KY Youth Livestock Points Program
The Kentucky Proud Points Program was started in 2004. This program includes all 5 species, beef, sheep, swine, dairy and goats. We track points that are earned at all Kentucky Department of Agriculture shows, as well as the Kentucky State Fair youth shows. Points are given to any animal that stands in the top 10 in their class with extra points given for champions. This program covers around 4,000 entries of livestock and 1,000 exhibitors.
We also track points for showmanship for each exhibitor that places in the top 10 in their class. Another aspect of the program is at each Kentucky Junior Livestock Expo we have judging contests and skillathons. Points are awarded to participants for each event and for the State Fair skillathons. All points are totaled and an annual awards banquet is held in October where all of the participants are recognized and awards are given to the winners.