Youth Livestock Opportunities

2013 Livestock Show Calendar
This is an attempt to house a central list of livestock shows in South Carolina and the surrounding areas. The details listed are the most current I have available. PLEASE CONTACT SHOW ORGANIZERS FOR QUESTIONS AND UPDATED INFORMATION ABOUT SPECIFIC SHOWS! Bookmark this page and check back often for the most current information! Please contact me with any errors, updates, or changes! Thank you!

Download the most current 2013 Livestock Show Calendar here. (Updated 9/9/2013)

South Carolina Livestock Judging Contest
Livestock Judging challenges youth to develop a special vocabulary and knowledge of livestock anatomy and function, to correctly place animals, and verbally defend their decisions. This event teaches youth observation, organization, and verbal skills which are critical to their development.

2014 Livestock Judging Handbook (rules, information, schedule, and 4-H entry form) UPDATED 3/14/2014 corrected 4-H ages and added Performance Data example.

2013 Results

South Carolina State Fair (SCSF)
The SCSF is the largest agricultural exposition in the state of South Carolina. During the twelve days of the fair, youth compete for scholarships, premiums and ribbons by exhibiting beef and dairy cattle, swine, sheep, goats, poultry and rabbits, as well as participating in showmanship classes.  For more information, check out the SC State Fair Website!

Beef Cattle

 

Beef Cattle

 

 

 

Dairy Cattle

 

 

Dairy Cattle

 

 

 

Goats

 

 

Goats

 

 

 

Poultry       

 

Poultry

 

 

 

Rabbits

 

 

Rabbits

 



 

Sheep

 

 

Sheep

 

 

 

Swine

 

 

Swine

 

 

 

SC Youth Livestock Facebook Page

Important Dates 

March 31, 2014
4-H Livestock Judging Registration Deadline

April 5, 2014
Livestock Judging Contest

April 26, 2014
Heifer Project Kick-Off

May 2, 2014
Meat Goat Project Registration Deadline

May 17, 2014
Meat Goat Project Pre Kick-Off Clinic

June 21, 2014
Meat Goat Project Kick-Off

July 15, 2014
Jr. Beef Round-Up Regular Registration Deadline

July 16-26, 2014
Jr. Beef Round-Up Late Registration Period

July 26, 2014
Jr. Beef Round-Up Last Day for Registration

August 1-3, 2014
Jr. Beef Round-Up

October 8-19, 2014
SC State Fair