4-H Market Livestock
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 the project rules and if they should have any questions, please feel free to contact our office.
Applications and Rules and Regulations for 2017-2018
- Lamb requirements_17_18.pdf
- Lamb application_17_18.pdf
- Steer requirements_17_18.pdf
- Steer application_17_18.pdf
- Swine application_17_18.pdf
Little Buddy Applications and Rules and Regulations for 2017-2018
- Lamb requirements_17_18_Little_Buddy.pdf
- Lamb_little_buddy_application 17_18.pdf
- Swine_Little_Buddy_application 17_18.pdf
Additional Rules and Guidelines
Market Livestock Project Signup Begins on Saturday, November 11th, at the new office, 844 S. Griswold Street, Hart, MI. This year the order of signups is: Beef 8:30-9:00 a.m., Swine 9:00-9:30 a.m. and Lambs 9:30-10:00 a.m. If you can not attend you may have a parent/legal guardian or sibling submit your forms. No other relatives, friends, etc. Signups will continue, in the office, on Monday if there is space still available.
Steer Weigh-in & Tag Recording, December 2, 2017 from 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.: Mandatory for all steer project members: If you are unable to attend, your sibling or parents may brng your animal. If your animal it not weight and the tag number recorded you may be disqualified from the steer project for 2018. If you are registering a backup steer, you must pay your $5.00, per person registered, by 5:00 p.m. on December 1, 2017.
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. If you would like an electronic version in Word let the office know and one can be emailed to 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.
Large_Mkt_club__nonclub_point_attendance_sheet_2018.pdf (Needs to be at the end of every notebook)
2017/2018 Market Livestock Committee:
- President: Lance VanSickle
- Vice President: Hollis Rockwell
- Secretary/Treasurer: Michelle Holladay
- Youth Reps: Nicole Rockwell (beef), Maisie Whitaker (lambs), Mikaylyn Kenney (swine)
- South Reps: Kim Mischler, Hollis Rockwell, Jack Woller
- North Reps: Ryan VanderZwaag, Eric Whitaker, Michelle Holladay
- Business Rep: Stan Hallack, Lance VanSickle, Dave Hansen
- 2015 MDARD Exhibition Requirements for Livestock Exhibited in Michigan
- 2015 Checklist for Animals (from MDARD Livestock Exhibition Requirements)
- Upcoming Shows/Events offered by MSU
- MSU Pavilion
- MSU Kettunen Center Workshops - You can now register yourself. The preceeding link has directions on how to register online and pay by credit card. Remember that after returning from the workshop, if you share what you learned with either Youth Council or your club (or even another club), Youth Council will refund your registration fees.