Upcoming Youth Livestock Events

Below is information regarding several upcoming youth livestock opportunities.  If you have questions about any of these events, please contact the Buncombe County Extension office at (828) 255-5522.

*NC Meat Goat Association Annual Wether & Doe Sale*
When: January 14, 11:00 am
Where: Johnston County Livestock Arena, Smithfield NC
Who:  20-25 wether and doe kids will be offered for sale.  These goats will be the desirable age and size for spring shows.

*NC Junior Hereford Association Judging in January*
When: January 28
Where: NCSU Beef Educational Unit
Entry Forms:http://www.nchereford.org/juniors.html
This is a great event for youth interested in Livestock Judging.  For more information on this event feel free to contact Steve Sifford at nchereford@yahoo.com <mailto:nchereford@yahoo.com> or myself.

*Perry & Doris Teeter Beef Leadership Institute*
When: February 17-19
Where: Hickory, NC.  This event is held in conjunction with the NC Cattlemen’s Conference and the kids will spend time at this event as well.
Who: Youth ages 14-19 and currently enrolled in High School
Entry Forms:  http://www.cals.ncsu.edu/an_sci/extension/animal/4hyouth/ah4h.html (*Due January 13*)
This is a great opportunity for youth that have a sincere interest in the Beef Industry.  Youth learn about the Beef Industry while also learning leadership skills, public speaking, etiquette, and setting goals.

*Billy Nance Family 4-H Meat Goat Leadership Institute*
When: February 25
Where:  NCSU Beef Educational Unit
Who: Youth ages 14-19 and currently enrolled in High School
Entry Forms:  http://www.cals.ncsu.edu/an_sci/extension/animal/4hyouth/ah4h.html (*Due January 13*)
This is a great opportunity for youth that have an interest in the Meat Goat Industry.  Youth learn about team building, public speaking, and have hands-on portions with goats during this event.  We also include general health care, parasite control, and artificial insemination in goats.

*Eastern Carolina 4-H Livestock School*
When: March 3rd & 4th
Where: Eastern Carolina Ag and Education Center, Tarboro, NC
Who: Youth ages 9-18
More information including the entry forms will be posted on our website in the upcoming weeks.

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