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  1. 1. Additional Learning Opportunities with 4-H Livestock Projects Texas 4-H and Youth Development
  2. 2. Overview <ul><li>Numerous opportunities available in 4-H and FFA other than showing livestock </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunities help develop life skills and promote service learning </li></ul><ul><li>Allow youth to travel all over </li></ul>Texas 4-H and Youth Development
  3. 3. Beef Opportunities Texas 4-H and Youth Development Event Information Contact Information BEEF: Beef Quiz Bowl This activity helps 4-H’ers increase their knowledge of beef cattle and the 4-H Beef Program. Clubs can use this “game show” activity as an effective and fun teaching method any time during the year. 4-H members who do not own beef cattle can participate. Counties and districts schedule their Beef Bowls at various times of the year. State 1st and 2nd place teams advance to national competition. Refer to the “4-H Quiz Bowl Guide.” Kevin Chilek Extension Program Specialist - 4-H (979) 845-6800 [email_address] BEEF: Beef Educational Presentation Beef demonstration allows 4-H members to give presentations on all aspects involving the beef industry. Such topics include reproduction, health care, breeds and breed characteristics, and other management aspects. Dr. Andy Herring Associate Professor (979) 845-5065 [email_address]
  4. 4. Sheep and Goat Opportunities Texas 4-H and Youth Development SHEEP & GOAT: 4-H Goat Camp This program is for beginning and intermediate youth involved in meat goat projects. It includes sessions on ethics, facilities, selection, nutrition, health, management, fitting and showmanship. The camp is held in July and sponsored by the Animal Science Department. Dr. Shawn Ramsey Associate Professor (979) 845-7616 [email_address] SHEEP & GOAT: Goat and Lamb Camps Programs that discuss selection, health management, feeding, exercising, washing and shearing, showmanship, and hands on experiences. Cost - $85.00, Each camp takes place in June. Cash (432) 264-5110 [email_address] SHEEP & GOAT: Aggieland Lamb & Goat Camp A three day program dedicated to teaching parents and students the fundamentals of feeding, nutrition, health, facilities, selection, and showmanship. Date – July, Cost - $80.00 Dr. Shawn Ramsey Associate Professor (979) 845-7616 [email_address]
  5. 5. Sheep and Goat Opportunities Texas 4-H and Youth Development SHEEP & GOAT: Goat Judging Contest & Goat Bowl This annual event is open to all 4-H members and is held on the first Saturday in August at . Scott Horner Dairy Goat Specialist (936) 857-3926 [email_address] SHEEP & GOAT: Goat Kid Giveaway Program The Cooperative Extension Program, in cooperation with the , sponsors this program to bring quality dairy, boer, or miniature goats and interested 4-H members together. The 4-H members do not have to have experience with goats, but they must show a high level of interest and responsibility, and have adequate facilities and help to successfully raise a goat. After the 4-H member receives a goat, he or she is obligated to fulfill a contract with the Cooperative Extension Program at . The 4-H Goat Kid Giveaway is held each year during the Dairy Goat Field Day on the first Saturday in May at . Scott Horner Dairy Goat Specialist (936) 857-3926 [email_address]
  6. 6. Sheep and Goat Opportunities Texas 4-H and Youth Development SHEEP & GOAT: Sheep And Goat Youth Leadership Workshop This workshop is a week-long intensive training tour of the sheep and goat industry. Participants learn about all facets of the industry. The workshop is offered to junior and senior age youth during the summer of odd numbered years. Dr. Frank Craddock, Extension Sheep & Goat Specialist (915) 653-4576 [email_address] SHEEP & GOAT: Sheep Skillathon To enhance the educational experience of exhibiting sheep projects at the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo. To bring a production and industry perspective to the 4H and FFA sheep exhibitor. Dr. Frank Craddock, Extension Sheep & Goat Specialist (915) 653-4576 [email_address] SHEEP & GOAT: Sheep and/or Goat Educational Presentation Relate to the production of sheep and/or goats or to the utilization of their meat, milk or fiber. Dr. Frank Craddock, Extension Sheep & Goat Specialist (915) 653-4576 [email_address] SHEEP & GOAT: Sheep and Goat Showmanship Clinics Teaches youth the proper techniques in becoming a good showman. Includes edict in the ring, preparation for show, helping others in the ring, and tips for becoming a good showman. Jamie Steen Extension Sheep & Goat Assistant (325) 653-4576 [email_address]
  7. 7. Swine Opportunities Texas 4-H and Youth Development Event Information Contact Information SWINE: Pork Producers Association Pork Leadership Tour The Pork Leadership Camp is a week-long intensive training tour of the pork industry across . Participants learn about the production, marketing, processing and merchandising of pork, and critical issues facing the pork industry. Available for Jr. and Sr. in High School Dr. Jodi Sterle, Extension Swine Specialist (979) 845-2714 [email_address] SWINE: Junior Livestock Association Pig Camp This program is for beginning and intermediate youth involved in swine projects. It includes sessions on ethics, showmanship, feeding, nutrition, housing, and clipping and fitting. The camp is held in April and sponsored by the Texas Club Pig Association. Dr. Jodi Sterle, Extension Swine Specialist (979) 845-2714 [email_address] SWINE: Swine Skill-A-Thon Academic competition that includes a written test, demonstration of knowledge through demonstrating skills, individual quiz bowl competition, and a public speech. Scores from each portion of contest will be added together to determine individuals. Takes place at San Antonio Livestock Exhibition, Star of Texas Fair and Rodeo, and State 4-H Roundup. Dr. Jodi Sterle, Extension Swine Specialist (979) 845-2714 [email_address]
  8. 8. Judging Opportunities Texas 4-H and Youth Development Event Information Contact Information JUDGING: Livestock Judging The three national livestock judging events 4-H youth can compete in are: North American Livestock Exposition— , , November; American Royal Livestock Show— , , November; and National Western Livestock Show— , January. The top three teams from 4-H Roundup represent on the national level. Partial donor support may be provided to eligible teams for each event; however, teams raise money for the remainder of needed funding. County teams must qualify at county and district to advance to 4-H Roundup. Contact local County Extension Agent
  9. 9. Conclusions <ul><li>Numerous opportunities available in 4-H and FFA other than showing livestock </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunities help develop life skills and promote service learning </li></ul><ul><li>Allow youth to travel all over </li></ul>Texas 4-H and Youth Development

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