Upcoming Livestock Events

Below is information regarding several upcoming Youth Livestock Events.   If you have any additional questions, please contact Brent Jennings, Extension 4-H Youth Livestock Specialist, at brent_jennings@ncsu.edu.  Entry forms and additional information regarding these events can be found on the website at the link below.

May 21, Livestock Judging Clinic
This event will be held at the NCSU Beef Educational Unit, and is open to any youth interested in learning about livestock judging.  We will cover Meat Goats, Sheep, Swine, and Beef Cattle.  Cost is $15 per youth and includes lunch, handouts, and a CD with additional materials.

June 4-5, NC Junior Beef Roundup
This event will be held at the NC State Fairgrounds, and is open to any youth.  This includes a Skillathon Contest, Poster Contest, Photography Contest, Ultimate Heifer Makeover, Showmanship, Breeding Heifer and Market Steer Show.  Youth do not have to be exhibiting cattle to participate in the Skillathon, Poster, or Photography Contest.

June 27-29, State 4-H Livestock Contests (Entries due June 17)
June 27, Practice classes of livestock available at the NCSU Beef Unit.
June 28, State 4-H Livestock Judging Contest
June 29, State 4-H Skillathon Contest
Click here for more information on these Contests <http://www.cals.ncsu.edu/an_sci/extension/animal/4hyouth/Livestock%20Judging/2011%20Judging%20and%20Skillathon%20Events.pdf>

July 24-27, NCCA Youth Beef Industry Tour
This event is designed to give youth a broad overview of the beef industry.  Interested youth must fill out on application, and return to me by July 1.  This event is totally free to youth and includes lodging, meals, and travel for the trip.  Youth will travel across North Carolina and visit numerous operations and learn about all facets of the beef industry.  Additional information regarding this event will be posted on our website.