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 2016-2017
- applamb_16_17.pdf Lambreq_16_17.pdf
- appsteer_16_17.pdf Swine_req_16_17.pdf
- Appswine_16_17.pdf Swine_req_16_17.pdf
Little Buddy Applications and Rules and Regulations for 2016-2017
- Lamb_LB_App.pdf Lambreq_16_17_Little_Buddy.pdf
- Swine_Little_Buddy_2017.pdf Swine_req_16_17_Little_Buddy.pdf
- Fair Residency Policy
Market Livestock Project Signup Begins
Saturday, November 12, 2016, 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: Swine - 8-8:30 a.m.; Lamb - 8:30-9 a.m.; Beef - 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, 6 goats and 4 rabbits. Enrolling in the 4-H animal project does NOT guarantee you a market spot. Registrations are first-come, first-served with no waiting lists.
Steer Weigh-in & Tag Recording, December 3, 2016 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 2017. If you are registering a backup steer, you must pay your $5.00, per person registered, by 5:00 p.m. on December 1, 2016.
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_2017.pdf (Needs to be at the end of every notebook)
2016/2017 Market Livestock Committee:
- President: Lance VanSickle
- Vice President: Hollis Rockwell
- Secretary/Treasurer: Michelle Holladay
- Youth Reps: Nicole Rockwell (beef), Emma Babbin (lambs), Joel Woller (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.