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 @ 801-451-3516 or email: email@example.com
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:
4-H County Contest Handbook (includes Livestock Quiz Bowl and Livestock Judging Rules and Overview)
2017 Jr. Livestock Officers and Superintendents
President: Hayley Bass
Jr. Livestock Fair Board Superintendent: Scott Bass
Beef Superintendents: Brent Tanner (Chair), Tom Hacking
Sheep Superintendents: Kandi Tait (Chair), Jake Bass and Doug Maxfield
Swine Superintendents: Josiel Lopez (Chair), Jon Ball
Goat Superintendents: Cindi Garlick (Chair), Rob Knighton
Davis County Fair
Jr. Livestock Program
2017 4-H/FFA Schedule of Events
TUESDAY, AUGUST 15
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
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 16
8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.: Enter/Weigh-in Goats (7:00 a.m.), Swine (8:00 a.m.), Beef (9:00 a.m.), and Sheep (10:00 a.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.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 17
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.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 18
8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.: 4-H Horse Show (Indoor Arena)
5:00 p.m.: Round Robbin
8:00 p.m.: Dinner/Movie on the Barn
SATURDAY, AUGUST 19
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.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 20
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.