Program Areas
Large Livestock Program

The Utah 4-H Livestock Program is designed for those youth with interest in livestock and livestock events. Youth are given the opportunity to develop leadership, citizenship, self-esteem, social, and livestock skills. This program is for youth in grades 3-12, but not younger than 8. The Utah 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. To find information about livestock clubs in your areas or to start your own club, contact your County Extension Office.

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One of the most popular project areas is junior livestock. Utah 4-H has a strong relationship with the Utah Junior Livestock Association and supports several different state-sanctioned shows that welcome 4-H youth raising beef, goats, sheep, and hogs. Animals participating in these state shows must be tagged using state-tags by your local 4-H agent or FFA advisor. 

For more information visit their website at:

Other Junior Livestock Opportunities

Rocky Mountain Jackpot Show Series.

Livestock Classic Events

The traditional Livestock Classic Events that are offered at the State and National level for our youth. These contests test your livestock evaluation skills and general knowledge of all livestock species.

There are four different livestock related contests that youth can participate in:

  • The Livestock Skill-a-Thon
  • Meats Judging
  • Livestock Judging
  • Livestock Bowl

The Livestock Skill-a-thon

Livestock Skill-a-thon is an interactive and incredibly fun contest that introduces youth to the various different contests to promote mastery within a livestock project. At the 4-H Classics (link to this page: ) junior aged 4-H participants are invited to try their hand at this fun contest. Contact your local county office to see if the Livestock Skill-a-Thon is offered at the county level.
View Livestock Skill-a-thon Rules

Meats Judging

Meats Judging is one of the fastest growing contests in Utah. This contest involves carcass and processed product evaluation and all youth participants will find learning more about the end product of their livestock projects to be fascinating!
View Meats Judging Rules

Livestock Judging

View Livestock Judging Rules 

Livestock Bowl

View Livestock Bowl Rules

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Intermountain Livestock Judges Training

The Intermountain Livestock Judges Training is an additional opportunity for our youth and we encourage parents, club leaders, FFA advisors, and the like to plan to attend with their kids! Visit the IMLJT website for more information.

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For questions or more information regarding any Livestock contests or events, email

Rank Advancement Guides

Educational Resources


Contact Jessie Hadfield  |  (435) 797-8442

For more information pertaining to Utah 4-H Livestock in your area,
contact your local County Extension Office  

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