Livestock producers know that the health and abundance of a quality forage can directly affect the health and productivity of their livestock. Thus, livestock producers often think of themselves as “forage farmers” because they spend a large ... READ MORE
What is Livestock Judging?
Livestock judging is the evaluation of an animal’s characteristics and making a comparison to other animals and the ideal standard of that particular class (Thayne, 2011). So, how do we evaluate animals and why ... READ MORE
Many people depend on livestock and horses for their livelihood and for companionship. Due to their size and their transportation and shelter needs evacuating livestock can be a challenge. Due to this, it is imperative that you are prepared ... READ MORE
There may be a thunderstorm. It may be below freezing. Your whole family may have caught the flu or you may have been invited to a party. However, you are a livestock kid and those animals need to be fed. Your plans for the beach can change ... READ MORE
County fairs have a special place in people's hearts, especially 4-Hers. Many youth spend months preparing their animals for this big day. Selling a market animal can sometimes be an incredibly exciting and sometimes difficult time. What the ... READ MORE