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Beef

Do You Have Lousy Animals?

As we enter the colder, darker, damper time of year, we will be re-visited by a pest from the past: lice. An annual problem, lice can affect animal health and farm profitability. Here is a…

Goats

Selecting a 4-H/FFA Meat Goat Project Animal

Meat goat projects at county fairs and junior shows across the Pacific Northwest (PNW) are increasing in popularity. Many youth producers and their parents are discovering that goats make an excellent 4-H/FFA project. Goats are…

Training, Grooming and Showing Market Goats

SHOWMANSHIP: EXPECTATIONS Showmanship: Showmanship can be defined by an effective presentation of your market goat. You are judged on your ability to: Control your goat Present your goat Bring out its best characteristics Show out…

 

Sheep

Monitoring Your Lamb’s Progress

Raising quality livestock for junior fairs and shows requires a combination of a good feeding, animal health program and overall management. These programs should not be treated as separate subjects, particularly when feeding market lambs.  When…

Training, Grooming and Showing Market Lambs

SHOWMANSHIP: EXPECTATIONS Showmanship: Showmanship can be defined by an effective presentation of your lamb.  You are judged on your ability to: Control your lamb Present your lamb Bring out its best characteristics Show out the…

Successfully Slick Shearing Show Lambs

Many shows around the country require market lambs to be shown in a fleece no longer than one-fourth inch and uniform in length over the entire body, with the exception of the lower legs (below…

 

Swine

Monitoring Your Show Pig’s Progress

Raising quality livestock for junior fairs and shows requires a combination of both a good feeding and animal health program, as well as good overall management. These programs should not be treated as separate subjects,…

Parasite Control In Show Pig Projects

No “one size fits all” recommendations can be made regarding deworming youth show pig project animals. Variables include deworming and other care given before purchase of the project animal, quality of the project animal’s feeding…

Do You Have Lousy Animals?

As we enter the colder, darker, damper time of year, we will be re-visited by a pest from the past: lice. An annual problem, lice can affect animal health and farm profitability. Here is a…

 

4-H/FFA


 

General

Fair Animals are Food Animals

“Produce healthy and safe animal products by being a knowledgeable and responsible youth producer” ***Understand Your Role In Food Animal Production*** Animal Used for Food Production: Almost every livestock animal exhibited at the fair/show will be…

Do You Have Lousy Animals?

As we enter the colder, darker, damper time of year, we will be re-visited by a pest from the past: lice. An annual problem, lice can affect animal health and farm profitability. Here is a…

 

Quality Assurance Education

Quality Assurance Education

Beginner QA Activity (PDF) Quality Assurance = Trust (PDF) Would you Eat This? (PDF) Roles in the Quality Assurance Chain (PDF) Quality Assurance: Making it Personal (PDF) Quality Assurance Skit (PDF)

 

Resource Links (Quality Assurance Education)