Our 4-H youth can work with breeding & market beef, breeding & market sheep, breeding & market swine, and/or dairy cattle. These projects help them to learn about agriculture and helps them develop an appreciation for the livestock industry. When a child owns and works with their animals, they learn about selection, care, feeding of livestock, animal health, and importance of good record keeping and this information will help them do well in their project. All livestock projects require the youth to take the Meat Quality Assurance (MQA) training that is provided each year.
The swine project teaches participants proper methods of selecting, raising, breeding and marketing swine. Either market or breeding animals can be raised.
Starting Out, Beginner
Inspiring youth to:
Learning More, Intermediate
Exploring Depth, Advanced
Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV)
Animal Care and Housing Form(PDF, 102KB)
Breeding Animal ID Form Instructions(PDF, 239KB)