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    Junior Livestock

    The Utah 4-H Livestock Program is designed for those youth with interest in livestock and livestock events. The focus is to provide experiences that help these youth develop leadership, citizenship, self esteem, social skills and to become contributing members of society, as well as becoming better livestock men and women. The 4-H Livestock is an EDUCATIONAL, ACTIVITY-ORIENTED, AND FUN program for those who become involved.

    The 4-H Livestock Program is for youth in grades 3-12, but not younger than 8 years old. This program is one of only a few 4-H Programs that does not include mini-4-H enrollment (younger than third grade) in order to provide for the safety and best interests of the participants. Enthusiastic 4-H Volunteers with expertise and interests in livestock and working with youth help to deliver and manage the program and its objectives.

    The 4-H Livestock Program includes programs for those youth who own/have access to livestock and those who do not, but still want to learn about the science of livestock selection, care, and management. Activities can include everything from educational and fun club meetings, livestock shows and County Fairs, service projects, judging contests, and leadership opportunities. Club members hold club offices, give public speeches and demonstrations, do service projects, and spend time with their favorite friends, animal or human. For more information about the Jr. Livestock Program please contact Karson Anderson @ 435-919-1329 or email: karson.anderson@usu.edu 

    For the livestock judging manual that will be used for training click here.

    For a manual that discusses livestock judging terminology and provides additional judging resources click here.


    Click on the links below to learn more about raising livestock for 4-H:


    Junior Livestock Rules

    2017 Jr. Livestock Officers and Superintendents

    President: Hayley Bass 

    Vice President: Alan Spaulding

    Jr. Livestock Fair Board Superintendent: Scott Bass

    Beef Superintendents: Brent Tanner (Chair), Nicole Morffin  

    Sheep Superintendents: Travis Tait, (Chair), Doug Maxfield 

    Swine Superintendents: Josiel Lopez (Chair), Garth Kelley 

    Goat Superintendents: Allison Garlick (Chair), Tobby Johnson 


    2018 Events


    January 18th 6:30pm Opening Meeting

    February 8th 6:30pm Backyard Chicken Class CAL Ranch

    March 13th 6:30pm Red Barn

    April 19th 6:30 Nutrition/Health

    May 11th-12th Baby Animal Days

    May 15th Steer Tagging Deadline

    May 24th 6:30-7:30pm Tagging/Weighing

    June 16th Tagging dead line and Showmanship Clinic

    July 9th-11th State Contest

    July 17th 6:30pm Animal Products

    August 2nd 6pm Panel Set Up/Poster Presentation

    August 14th 6pm Exhibitor Meeting

    August 15th-18th Fair

    August 20th 6:30pm Panel Moving


    Champion Exhibitor Requirements to be considered for the award: 

    • Attend at least 3 of the red events
    • Attend and participate in the blue event
    • Turn in a portfolio
    • Be helpful and positive
    • Show true sportsmanship



    Davis County Fair

    Jr. Livestock Program

    2017 4-H/FFA Schedule of Events



    4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.: Enter 4-H Poultry-Poultry Barn

    5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.: Superindentent Meeting

    6:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.: Exhibitor Meeting & Pen Assignments

    7:00 p.m.: 4-H Poultry Showmanship Class- Poultry Barn



    7:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.: Enter/Weigh-in Goats (7:00-7:30a.m.), Swine (7:30-8:30a.m.), Sheep (8:30-9:30a.m.), and Beef (9:30-10a.m.) (in that order) - North Livestock Barn.                                     

     8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.: Goat showmanship classes followed by Milking Dairy Goats, Market Goats, Breeding Boers, Obstacle Course, Dairy breeding class, All other breeds, Davis Born and Bred class. There will be two show rings so be sure to see see class lists posted Tuesday evening or Wednesday morning.



    8:00 a.m.: 4-H and FFA Livestock Judging Contest.  All Jr. Livestock exhibitors are encouraged to participate.  Contest located at North Livestock Barn.

    10:00 a.m.: 4-H and FFA Swine Showmanship Classes followed by Swine Market Classes followed by Swine Breeding Classes.

    12:30 p.m.: 4-H and FFA Beef Market Classes followed by Beef Showmanship Classes followed by Beef Breeding Classes followed by Bucket Calf show.

    3:00 p.m.: 4-H and FFA Sheep Market Classes followed by Sheep Showmanship Classes followed by Sheep Breeding Classes.



    5:00 p.m.: Round Robbin 

    8:00 p.m.: Dinner/Movie on the Barn


    9:00 a.m.: FFA Sponsored Buyers Breakfast and Jr. Livestock (4-H and FFA) Awards Program- Lawn on south side of Fairpark.

    11:00 a.m.: Market Livestock Auction-Sale Order: Sheep, Goats, Beef, Swine.

    9:00 p.m.: Release 4-H Small Animal, Poultry, Jr. Livestock, Goat Exhibits and Animals.



    7:00 a.m.: All Superintendents and Jr. Livestock Officers are to be at the fairgrounds to load and check out sold animals for packers.