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Beef

Producer Affidavit & Market Beef Health Record

Producer Affidavit & Market Beef Health Record

Meating the Grade: Raising Market-Ready 4-H Beef Projects

Meating the Grade: Raising Market-Ready 4-H Beef Projects

Washington Steer of Merit

Washington Steer of Merit

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 short primer on this parasite. Species Specificity Lice are generally quite species specific (Table 1). This means poultry lice won’t spread…

Goats

Producer Affidavit & Market Goat Health Record

Producer Affidavit & Market Goat Health Record

Goat Project: 4-H Leader Guide

Goat Project: 4-H Leader Guide

Dairy Goat Show Procedures

Dairy Goat Show Procedures

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 small in size, intelligent animals and easy to work with. After deciding on a meat goat project, youth need to…

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 the faults of your goat so they are less obvious to the judge MAKE YOUR GOAT LOOK ITS BEST Knowledge…


 

Sheep

Producer Affidavit & Market Lamb Health Record

Producer Affidavit & Market Lamb Health Record

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 you have a market project animal, you must also remember you are raising a food animal and your goals should…

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 faults of your lamb so they are less obvious to the judge MAKE YOUR LAMB LOOK ITS BEST Knowledge of…

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 the hocks and knees) and the top of the head and face, which may be longer.  The main reason for…


 

Swine

Washington Hog of Merit

Washington Hog of Merit

Producer Affidavit & Market Swine Health Record

Producer Affidavit & Market Swine Health Record

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, particularly when feeding market hogs. When you have a market project animal, you must also remember you are raising a…

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 program, sanitation, environment, stress, and genetic factors that influence performance in spite of parasitism. It goes without saying that sanitation…

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 short primer on this parasite. Species Specificity Lice are generally quite species specific (Table 1). This means poultry lice won’t spread…


 

4-H/FFA

Yakima County Memorandum of Understanding 1995

Yakima County Memorandum of Understanding 1995 (PDF)


 

General

Preparing Youth for the Sale of their Market Livestock Project

Preparing Youth for the Sale of their Market Livestock Project

Beef, Pork and Lamb Checkoffs: Fairs and Youth Shows Responsibilities To Collect

By federal law, all producers (adult or youth) selling cattle, pigs, or sheep for any reason and regardless of purpose, age, or sex of animal must pay Checkoff dues to support research, promotion, and informational assessments mandated by the U.S. Congress. The Beef Checkoff and the Pork Checkoff have been in place since 1985 and…

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 used to produce food products for human consumption.  For this reason it is critical that all youth raising livestock and…

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 short primer on this parasite. Species Specificity Lice are generally quite species specific (Table 1). This means poultry lice won’t spread…


 

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)


 

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