4-H Livestock

SC Livestock Projects

Raising an animal can have a profound impact on someone young, old, and every age in between. The 4-H Livestock Program gives youth the chance to experience a wide array of cognitive, emotional, intellectual, and social activities. Youth can experience raising, caring, training, and showing livestock species. Or they can take part in livestock enthusiast programs that do not require ownership of livestock. Either way, our mission is to facilitate the development of life skills through animal agriculture experiences.

South Carolina 4-H Livestock Events, Contests, and Shows

  • SC 4-H Livestock Judging

    Evaluation of livestock is an exciting and thought-provoking experience. The ultimate goal of livestock judging is to compare your perception of an animal against the ideal and then to contrast your opinion with that of another individual or group of individuals. The basic level of livestock judging consists of two primary components: 1) the placing of animals, and 2) orally justifying your decision (reasons). These activities expose youth to more than just livestock judging, they also learn teamwork, communication skills, analytical thinking, and builds confidence to defend the decisions.

    SC 4-H & FFA State Judging Contest Information

    The 2021 SC 4-H and FFA livestock show calendar is a way for you to see show dates and download entry forms. Please see the calendar below and click on the different linked forms to register for your chosen show. Continue to check back to see any new shows that may have been added or changed! Email Abbee Carnes at abbeec@clemson.edu if you have any questions.

    SC 4-H / FFA Livestock Calendar 2022-2023