Rural Dictionary: Showmanship

Posted: 8/3/2018



Showmanship (noun) – In this type of livestock show, participants are judged on their ability to show their animals. A good showman will know how to set up their animal so it looks it’s best. They are also aware of their placement in the ring, take hand signals from the judge or ringman, and are courteous to other competitors. In addition, the person showing the animal should be able to answer questions about the animal’s breeding, feed ration, and care. Because this contest is based on the showman’s ability – not the quality of the animal – all competitors enter on a level playing field.


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