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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

    2019 Jr. Livestock Officers & Superintendents

    President: Alan Spaulding

    Vice President: Heather Healey

    Beef Superintendents: Nicole Morffin, Andrew Tanner 

    Sheep Superintendents: Travis Tait, Steve Ellis 

    Swine Superintendents: Joe Hamblin, Garth Kelley 

    Goat Superintendents: Allison Garlick, L


    2019 Events 

    January 31st 6:30pm -- Opening Meeting/Animal Selection

    February 21st 6:30pm -- Nutrition & Feeding Seminar

    March 14th - 16th Leadermete

    • 14th 6:30 pm Leadermete Party with Bounce Houses and Games 
    • 15th 9:00 am Livestock Judging
    • 15th 10:15 am Fitting Your lamb for the Show
    • 15th 3:15 pm Creating your Own Animals First Aid Kit
    • 16th 9:00 am Hog Fitting and Showmanship

    March 28th 6:30pm -- Nutrition and Feeding Seminar @ Rockin E Country Store

    April 18th 6-8 pm -- Tagging/Weighing  

    May 10th & 11th Baby Animal Days

    May 17th Steer Tagging Deadline

    May 30th 6-8 pm -- Tagging/Weighing

    June 15th Tagging Deadline Hogs, Lambs, Goats

    June 15th 8 am -- Showmanship Clinic for All Species (You can tag your animals at this clinic)

    July 15th-17th State Contest

    August 1st 6:30 pm-- Panel Set Up

    August 13th 6 pm -- Exhibitor Meeting

    August 14th-17th Fair

    August 19th 6:30 pm -- Panel Take Down


    Livestock Judging and Bowl Practice

    February 15th -- 6:00 pm

    March 8th -- 6:00 pm

    March 15th -- 9:00 am

    April 11th -- 5:30 pm

    May 17th -- 5:30 pm 


    Davis County Fair

    Jr. Livestock Program

    2019 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.