Market Swine

Picture of a Market Hog

4-H Swine Projects

Have you ever wondered what it takes for a market swine to become a blue ribbon animal? The 4-H swine project is an excellent way to learn about an important industry in Colorado and the rest of the nation. Through this project, you can learn about all aspects of the swine industry, either by caring for a pig or building your own herd.

Market Swine

This project is for member’s ages 8-18 years old. This project is designed for those members who want to learn more about the swine industry by directly caring for a pig. Members will accomplish the following learning experiences:

  • Learn about raising pigs
  • Learn to accept responsibility by having an animal to care for regularly
  • Learn the principles of animal nutrition and how to balance rations to feed your animals
  • Learn to care for, train and handle animal safely
  • Learn how to take care of equipment
  • Learn how to select meat-type pigs
  • Learn how to protect the health of swine and proper feeding methods
  • How to show your animal
  • Learn the principles of livestock judging through participate in county judging program
  • Exhibit animal on tour, achievement day, or at a fair
  • Explore the career opportunities in the pork industry

For specific information about the project, download the Market Swine Project Information Sheet.  All of the e-record books can be found on the Colorado 4-H website or you can find them at the link to the e-record books.