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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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 18th 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
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.