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UC Davis Traditions: Little I

The Little International Livestock Show or “Little I” was started in 1937 by the Golden Hoof Club to provide competition in grooming and showmanship for students working with animals from the University herds.

At some point, ASUCD assumed sponsorship of the event which was then advertised as an event designed for students, experienced or not, who were interested in showing animals. ASUCD awarded trophies and ribbons to the winners.

“Little I”  is still held on campus and is now sponsored by the UCD Young Cattleman’s Association.

Below is a photograph from the University Archives Photographs of the “Little I” from circa 1950-1959.

Little International Livestock Show, Robert Laben at microphone during cattle judging, circa 1950-1959


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