Junior Livestock Program


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    Junior Livestock Program


    The 4-H Jr. Livestock Program is designed for those youth with interest in livestock and livestock events. The focus is to provide experiences that help these youth develop leadership, citizenship, self esteem, social skills, as well as becoming better livestock men and women. The 4-H Livestock Program is educational, activity-oriented, and fun!

    This program is for youth in grades 3-12, but not younger than 8 years old. In order to provide for the safety and best interests of the participants, the Junior Livestock Program is one of only a few 4-H programs that does not include Cloverbud enrollment (younger than third grade).  Enthusiastic 4-H Volunteers with expertise and interest in livestock and working with youth help to deliver and manage the program and it's objectives.

    The 4-H Livestock Program includes projects for those youth who own/have access to livestock and those who do not, but still want to learn about the science of livestock selection, care, and management. Activities can include everything from educational and fun club meetings, livestock shows, county fairs, service projects, judging contests, and leadership opportunities. Club members hold club offices, give public speeches and demonstrations, do service projects, and spend time with their favorite friend...animal or human. 


    2018 Fall General Meeting
    All 4-H members and volunteers in the Jr. Livestock Program are invited to attend this meeting.

    When:  TBD
    Time:  .


    Click the titles below for more JR. LIVESTOCK PROGRAM info and events.  

    2018 Information will be updated as it becomes available.


    The following animal workshops will be hosted by the Granite Technical Institute in the Agricultural Classroom located at 2500 S. State Street in Salt Lake City.

    June 15 / 12:00 p.m. - Lamb Logic Day
    June 29 / 12:00 p.m. - Goat Guru Day
    July 6 / 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Understanding Ultrasounds (You can bring your animal!)
    July 9 / 12:00 p.m. - Turkey Talk

    Contact Kristina Hansen at kgowans@granitschools.org to register.




    June 26, 2018/ JATC (Jordan Academy for Technology Careers), located at 12723 Park Ave. in Riverton / 6-8 pm

    This workshop will be focused education on the rabbit, poultry, and dog programs. Plus information on the new Pet Initiative Program. Open to all 4-H ages. 



    June 28th / July 19th / July 26th / Salt Lake County Equestrian Park--Arena 2(2100 W 11400 S, South Jordan, UT 84095) / Lambs begin at 6 pm, with goats following immediately upon completion until 7 pm. This will be a hands-on series dedicated to providing youth the practice and knowledge they need to feel confident in the show ring. Held at the actual location of the Jr. livestock show, these training's provide a unique opportunity to prep in a real-life show setting with a mock judge. Ideal for those serious about showing, or who are looking to get more practice with their animal. Must bring your own animal to participate. 



    July 12 / 6:30-8:30 p.m. / South Jordan Library (10673 S. Redwood Rd.)

    This evening will be focused on bringing together youth from the Livestock, Small Animal, Horse, and Shooting Sports programs to teach them about 4-H Portfolios; what they are, why they're important, and best practices to have the most success with a portfolio. 



    July 28 / 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM / East African Refugee Goat Ranch (see flier below for directions)


    Open to ALL 4-H youth ages 8-18. Come learn about goats, showmanship, nutrition and practice your skills in a real Livestock Show setting. Nutrition clinics, exercise clinics, showmanship clinics, and competitions by age group. Youth will pick out one of our 2018 goat kids to work with for the morning, and then participate in a show at the end. Participation prizes, champion prizes, fun and educational experiences for youth of all ages. You do not have to be showing a goat this year to join us!

    Hosted by the East African 4-H Club, Salt Lake County 4-H, Davis County 4-H, Oh Kruse, Steve Regan Co., and High Noon Nutrition.

    Questions contact Nysse Wilson: nysse.wilson@usu.edu or 385-250-8693


    Salt Lake County Junior Livestock Rule Book

    For more information or questions regarding the Junior Livestock program rules, contact:
    Desi Nielsen - Jr. Livestock Council President
    Contact: nielsen.desi4@gmail.com or 801-661-0383

    Southeastern Utah Jr. Livestock Show in Ferron

    July 11-14 (Sign-ups due June 11)

    Entry Form

    Premium Book

    To speed up the process at tagging, please take a moment to fill out this FORM online. 

    Farm Bureau Auction Support Program

    Farm Bureau Mentoring Program 

    April 21 / 9:00-11:00am - Steer tagging at Salt Lake County Fair Grounds 
    April 26 / 6:00-8:00pm - Steer tagging at Salt Lake County Fair Grounds
    May 19 / 9:00-11:00am - Lamb, Hog, and Goat tagging at Salt Lake County Fair Grounds
    May 24 / 6:00-8:00pm - Lamb, Hog, and Goat tagging at Salt Lake County Fair Grounds

    2018 COUNTY FAIR  August 8 - 11 (See Rule Book)
    August 6 - Fair set up day
    August 7 - Weigh-in
    August 8 - Education Day (livestock judging, test, etc.)
    August 9 - Jr. Livestock Show Market Classes
    August 10 - Jr. Livestock Show Showmanship Classes
    August 11 - Jr. Livestock Show Auction
    August 12 - Final Call for Animal Pick-up/Stall Cleaning