4-H Market Livestock

The Annual Market Livestock Meeting will be held Tuesday, October 20, beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the Shelby Middle School Cafetorium. If you are interested in joining the large market animal project, you should plan to attend. If you were in the project last year, you will receive your auction proceed check here, pick up the new year’s application to participate, hear any new rules, vote for committee members and more at this meeting.

To participate in the 4-H Market Livestock Program, youth are required to adhere to project rules and regulations established for each animal project. We encourage youth who might be thinking about joining the 4-H Market Livestock Program to review the4-H Logo project rules and if they should have any questions, please feel free to contact our office.

Applications and Rules and Regulations for 2015-2016

  Little Buddy Applications and Rules and Regulations for 2015-2016

 Market Livestock Project Signup Begins

Saturday, November 14, 2015, you may begin registering for the market livestock projects. You must have enrolled online and paid your fee, or requested a scholarship, before you can register for a market project. Registrations are at the following times: Lamb - 8-8:30 a.m.; Beef - 8:30-9 a.m.; Swine - 9-9:30 a.m.; Small and Junior Market animals - 9:30 a.m. -10:30 a.m. Read the above rules for each specific project (small market are on the small market page) and make sure your applications have ALL signatures. Sign-ups will resume Monday, November 16, pending space available. There is room for the following market animals; 60 swine, 36 lambs, 48 steer, 18 feeder calves, 10 chickens, 6 turkeys, 4 ducks, 4 geese, 8 goats and 4 rabbits. Registrations are first-come, first-served with no waiting lists. 


About_Record_Keeping.pdf  All 4-H market animal project members must complete a record book for their 4-H project every year.  The type of records you keep will depend on the kind of 4-H project you have. The record book is a guideline for you. 

Below you will find the various Market Livestock notebooks for the Beef, Swine and Lamb projects. These notebooks must be completed by each member enrolled in the specific projects.  Notebooks must be presented to the weigh-in assistant on Entry Day at the Oceana County Fair at the time your animal is being weighed.

Make sure that your notebook is the correct one; the previous year’s notebook will not be accepted at the fair. Check your dates!  All of the notebooks also need the club meeting/non-club point list attached to the end of it. Youth 5-7 years-old do not need to do the non-club point page.


LAMB_notebook 8-11_2016






SWINE_Little_Buddy notebook_2016




Large_Mkt_Club__Nonclub_Point_Attendance_Sheet_2016  (Needs to be at the end of every notebook)

2015/2016 Market Livestock Committee:

  • President: Lance VanSickle
  • Vice President: Hollis Rockwell
  • Secretary/Treasurer: Michelle Holladay
  • Youth Reps: Cassie Holladay (beef), Brooke Jager (lambs), Lars  Mattson (swine)
  • South Reps: Ben Payne, Hollis Rockwell, Jack Woller 
  • North Reps: Ryan VanderZwaag, Eric Whitaker, Michelle Holladay
  • Business Rep: Stan Hallack, Lance VanSickle, Dave Hansen


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