Youth Livestock Opportunities

Youth Livestock Show Calendar **Updated 8/11/2014**
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 2014 Livestock Show Calendar here. (Updated 8/11/2014)

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 & Cavies

 

 

Rabbits & Cavies

 



 

Sheep

 

 

Sheep

 

 

 

Swine

 

 

Swine

 

 

 

SC Youth Livestock Facebook Page

Newsletters

Fall 2014
Summer 2014

Important Dates 

October 8-19, 2014
SC State Fair

October 10, 2014
Heifer Project: Bred Heifer Sale

October 14, 2014
Barrow Project: Show

October 17, 2014
Market Steer Project: Sale

January TBD
Meat Goat Project Awards Banquet

February 27, 2015
Dairy Heifer Project: Registration Deadline

April 4, 2015
State 4-H/FFA Livestock Judging Contest

April 11, 2015
State 4-H/FFA Poultry Judging Contest

April 25 (tentative)
Dairy Heifer Project: Kick-Off

May 1, 2015
Meat Goat Project: Registration Deadline

July 2015
Southeast Dairy Youth Retreat: South Carolina

July 31-August 2, 2015
Jr. Beef Round-Up