4-H Livestock

  • Breeder Heifer TerminologyColorado State University Cooperative Extension publication discussing terminology used in judging breeder heifers.
  • Ewe Production-Publication which provides breeding schemes and management alternatives for initiating a club lamb breeding program.
  • Handling Farm Animals SafelyPublication from Agri-Food Canada which discusses facilities, equipment, and practices for safely handling farm animals.
  • Horse Project-This publication is a Reference Guide for 4-H horse projects.
  • How To Make a Rope HalterPublication from Oregon Stater University which demonstrates how to make a simple rope halter for cattle.
  • Broiler and Rooster Production-This publication contains information on producing broilers for show.
  • Handling Market Lambs-Colorado State University Cooperative Extension publication discussing priorities when “handling” market lambs as part of evaluation.
  • Keeping Your Lambs Healthy-This publication by Texas A&M’s, Dr. Shawn Ramsey, contains information on keeping your show lambs healthy.
  • Market Lamb Showmanship-Discussion and demonstration of market lamb showmanship techniques.
  • Market Lamb Terminology-Colorado State University Cooperative Extension publication discussing terminology used in judging market lambs.
  • Market Steer Terminology-Colorado State University Cooperative Extension publication discussing terminology used in judging market steers.
  • Observing Steer Behavior-4-H publication by Pennsylvania Cooperative Extension which discusses learning to understand cattle behavior.
  • Turkey Production-This publication contains information on Producing Turkeys for Show.
  • Reduce Stress in Show Goats-Short discussion of considerations for reducing stress in 4-H show goats.
  • Ringworm in Sheep-Discussion of symptoms, prevention, and treatment of “club lamb fungus”.
  • Scurs-Short discussion on dealing with horn regrowths (scurs) on show wethers.
  • Selection of Club Lambs-This publication contains information on Selection of Prospect Market Lambs.
  • Sheep Health Management– This publication contains information on vaccination for lambs.
  • Show Preparation for Lambs & Goats-List of considerations in preparing lambs & goats for show.
  • Swine Project-This publication contains information concerning swine resources and goals for youth and adult leaders.
  • Texas 4-H Swine Guide-Texas 4-H publication discussing selection, facilities, feeding, health, and showmanship skills associated with a swine project.
  • Texas Meat Goat Guide-Texas Agrilife Extension Service publication offering details on developing successful and competitive show goat projects.
  • Texas Show Lamb Guide-Show Lamb Management Guide from Texas Agrilife Extension Service.
  • Texas Show Steer Guide-4-H Show Steer Management Guide from Texas Agrilife Extension Service.
  • The Small Laying Flock-This Texas Cooperative Extension publication contains information on raising a small laying flock for egg production.
  • The Wether Goat Program-Article by Wichita County Extension Agent, Joe Raff, which provides details on the management of 4-H show goat wethers.
  • Training Lambs & Goats-Introduction to the training of 4-H lamb & goat projects.
  • Training Lambs to ShowIdeas on training and developing 4-H lambs for show. Parts of this are also applicable to goat projects.

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