The 4-H Livestock program offers extraordinary educational opportunities for youth. 4-H'ers involved in the Livestock program areas are challenged with real-life issues as they learn responsibility through raising, showing, and judging livestock. Through raising a market or breeding animal project, members acquire knowledge and skills in the areas of animal science, business, time management, and leadership.
Project Areas Include: Beef, Goat, Sheep and Swine
Typically throughout the year we will offer educational clinics on the different speices where we will cover everything from showing, raising, basic care and judging.
Contest Opportunities include Livestock Skill-A-Thon and Livestock Judging
Livestock Skill-a-thon is an educational delivery method where a facilitator conducts a “learning station” where youth can gain knowledge or demonstrate their knowledge and skills learned by doing a 4-H livestock project. Skill-a-thon's activities provide fun, game-like, interactive, hands-on learning activities. Skill-a-thons enhance learning through “hands-on” activities and enhance critical thinking, problem solving and communication skills. Providing youth the opportunity to achieve project goals, build self-confidence and self-esteem and earn recognition. Stations that may be included but however not limited to are livestock breeds, quality assurance, health, management, showmanship, feed/nutrition, selection/judging, product evaluation (i.e. meat, carcass, wool) and equipment.
Livestock Judging is a class of 4 animals of one species, where you evaluate the confirmation of the animal to rank the animals from 1 to 4. Livestock Judging always youth to work on their livestock knowledge and developing other important skills such as public speaking, critical thinking, decision making and self-confidence.
Last updated January 15, 2020