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Youth Swine Program


Swine Enteric Coronavirus Diseases
Infections with swine enteric coronavirus diseases (SECD) since spring of 2013 have caused devastating losses to the US swine industry. Much remains to be learned about these diseases but progress has been made. Putting biosecurity protocols in place cannot completely eliminate the risk of these diseases for your animals but can greatly reduce it. Read the handout from Clemson Livestock Poultry Health, for more information about this disease and how to prevent it.

State Barrow Project

The 4-H Livestock Steering Committee has finalized the rule changes for the 2017 Barrow Project.
We will be offering 2 options for youth this year.

  1. Provide your own barrow(s)
  2. Draw from the lottery that will be provided for up to 2 barrows.

We will be hosting a statewide kick-off event to ALL Participants of the project, June 23rd at the State Fair Grounds.
ALL pigs will be weighed in and tagged on this date. 

Cost will be:
  • Lottery Pig: $65 for 1 pig, $130 for 2 pigs
  • Non-Lottery-Youth has their own pig: $10/youth

The barrow project is a market project in which interested youth purchase a feeder pig weighing 50 pounds and then raise and exhibit their animals for 4-5 months. At the end of the project, the animals are sold as market animals weighing 220-260 pounds.

Barrow Project Flyer

So you want to raise market swine?

2017 Barrow Project Application/Registration Form

2017 Barrow Project Handbook


Add your swine events here! Simply contact us with the details to get it posted!

Curriculum Resources

National 4-H Curriculum: Swine
Oklahoma State University: Breeds of Swine  

Swine Related Scholarships

South Carolina State Fair Swine Scholarship


National Pork Board