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  1. 1. Overview of the 4-H Livestock Project Texas 4-H and Youth Development
  2. 2. Objectives <ul><li>General information </li></ul><ul><li>Did you know? </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits of Competitive Livestock Showing </li></ul><ul><li>You are a role model </li></ul><ul><li>Livestock Shows </li></ul><ul><li>Summary </li></ul>Texas 4-H and Youth Development
  3. 3. General Information <ul><li>Takes a total commitment from youth, parents, County Extension Agents, volunteers </li></ul><ul><li>Responsibility of CEA to provide oversight and leadership to 4-H livestock program </li></ul>Texas 4-H and Youth Development
  4. 4. Did you know? <ul><li>Texas is the number one state in total livestock shows, major livestock shows, prize money rewarded to youth, premium auction sales, youth participation, volunteer support, and scholarships provided </li></ul>Texas 4-H and Youth Development
  5. 5. Benefits of Competitive Livestock Showing <ul><li>Learn Seven Life Skills </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Responsibility </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Setting Goals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop Self-discipline </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Self-motivation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Knowledge of the livestock industry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Build positive self esteem </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Decision making </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Important to emphasize life skills as well as demonstrate them. </li></ul>Texas 4-H and Youth Development
  6. 6. You are a role model <ul><li>County Extension Agents have a responsibility to be a role model for youth and adults </li></ul><ul><li>Agents must do the following: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Demonstrate ethical practices dealing with livestock projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Demonstrate good sportsmanship </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide resources to youth </li></ul></ul>Texas 4-H and Youth Development
  7. 7. Livestock Shows <ul><li>Livestock shows go year around </li></ul><ul><li>County Agent responsible for making sure that families have all necessary tools to raise a livestock project and to follow rules and guidelines </li></ul><ul><li>List of major 4-H livestock project types: </li></ul>Breeding sheep Breeding goats Breeding Swine Breeding Cattle Dairy Cattle Dairy Goats <ul><ul><ul><li>Market steer </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Market lamb </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Meat goats </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Market swine </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Poultry </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Rabbits </li></ul></ul></ul>Texas 4-H and Youth Development
  8. 8. Conclusions <ul><li>It is very important County Extension Agents promote life skill development associated with livestock projects </li></ul><ul><li>It is the Agents goal to develop blue ribbon kids vs. blue ribbon animals </li></ul><ul><li>“ Always keep your focus on the right end of the halter.” </li></ul>Texas 4-H and Youth Development