Judging Too Slow or Too Fast

“The entire procedure of evaluation, comparison, and placing should take about two minutes per animal, or twenty minutes for a class of ten head. Needless to say, this requires the full concentration on the part of the judge to accomplish. If the judge takes a long time, he or she appears to be indecisive. Both spectators and exhibitors lose confidence in the judge and lose interest in the show. Judges should make their placings and give their reasons in a decisive manner, no matter how close or difficult the decision was to reach. Be confident in your placings. If the decision was hard for you, it probably will be hard for other competent judges throughout the show season…so place the cattle and move on to the next class.” –Dave Hawkins

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