UGA Extension Office

Livestock

Georgia 4-H is preparing the next generation of leaders through livestock projects. The purpose of livestock projects are not only to expose youth to the livestock industry, but also to develop important life skills. The purpose of organizations like 4-H are to develop leadership, life skills and citizenship for its members. Students who are engaged in raising and showing livestock projects develop social skills, good character, work ethic and responsibility, they understand the value of team work, and gain confidence and respect for others. Students learn to be humble when they win, and be gracious when they do not achieve the highest honor. At the end of the day, win or lose, students will gain pride and a sense of accomplishment.


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The opporutunity is yours!

Contact Jenkins County Extension if you are interested!


Beef Show Team - Beef heifers and steers can be shown. These animals can be borrowed or purchased from a producer. Beef animals start showing in the summer/fall and end their projects at the State Livestock Show in February. 4th - 12th grades can participate.

Dairy Show Team - Dairy heifers are borrowed from a producer for a show season which starts in the fall. 4th - 12th graders can participate. 

Goat Show Team - Goats are born in the spring and start showing in the summer/fall. Breeding does can be shown again at the State Livestock Show in the spring. 1st-12th graders can participate. 

Hog Show Team - There are two show seasons for hogs (fall/spring). You will need new pigs for both seasons. To show in the spring, you must be in the 4th-12th grade.

Lamb Show Team - Lambs are born in the spring and start showing in the summer/fall. Breeding ewes can be shown again at the State Livestock Show in the spring. 1st-12th graders can participate.