Showing Livestock

Showing Livestock

Moore County 4-H offers many different opportunities for 4-Her’s to show their livestock.

In February there is a Feeder Calf Show. For this show students exhibit three heifers or steers (400 – 800 pounds) that are similar in weight and stature. The calves can be any breed as long as they are owned by the student or family farm.

Later in the year students have the opportunity to show their beef cattle in various classes; Heifers, Commercial or Registered, up to 2 years of age and Steers, finished for market.

For students who have meat goats, they can begin showing them as kid does and continue through yearling status. There is also a market class that will accommodate does or wethers.

Sheep are shown by the same age groupings; lambs, breeding ewes or market lambs.

Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) is a national multispecies quality assurance program focused on food safety, animal well-being, and character awareness for youth producing and/or showing swine, beef cattle, dairy cattle, sheep, goats, rabbits, and poultry. Youth must be YQCA certified in order to exhibit at all food animal shows (beef, dairy, goat, sheep, and swine). To create an account, register for a training, complete the online modules, or to learn more about the program, please visit Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA). 

For more information contact Alex Sparks at (931) 759-7163.