Youth Sheep Program

South Carolina Sheep Project

The South Carolina 4-H Sheep Program provides youth a fun and hands-on learning experience that develops life skills, as well as teaches valuable information about properly caring for their animal. Subjects such as general care, nutrition, housing, and health care are presented in the curricular materials, through workshops and activities, and in preparation for an exhibit. Youth also have the opportunity to develop responsibility, decision-making, nurturing, and communication skills through active participation in the 4-H Sheep Program.

2021 SC 4-H Market Lamb Project

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The 2021 SC 4-H Market Lamb Project is an independent project open to 4-H members ages 5-18. It is the responsibility of the youth and their family to secure a market lamb for the project. You must be registered by June 25th, 2021, to be eligible for project awards.

The registration fee of $15 to participate in the project includes:

  • Free participation in a statewide virtual clinic and possible in-person clinics depending upon COVID-19 regulations.
  • Access to Market Lamb Record Book on caring for and raising market lambs.
  • Opportunity to participate in shows, depending upon COVID-19 regulations.
  • Educational opportunities including access to the Clemson University Youth Academy of Livestock Learning (CUYALL)
  • Project Newsletter
  • End of the year project awards

Expectations and Requirements of Participants

The objectives of the South Carolina 4-H Market Lamb Project are that youth will:

  • Provide quality care for your market lamb.
  • All participants must attend at least one 4-H event
  • All participants must complete a record book
  • Additional Opportunities include but are not limited to: Presentations Contest, Skillathon, Knowledge Test

If you have additional questions or need assistance locating a market lamb, contact your local 4-H agent or a project committee member:

Brian Bolt
Livestock Specialist

Amber Starnes
Area Livestock/Forages Agent

Carol Hamilton
Spartanburg County 4-H Youth Development Agent

Mark Cathcart
Union County 4-H Youth Development Agent

Meghan Barkley
Beaufort County 4-H Youth Development Agent

Nicole Correa
Area Livestock/Forages Agent

Note: A one-time $15 4-H membership fee is required per year per participant. With the membership, youth will receive a t-shirt as well as access to everything else 4-H has to offer. If you are not already a member, contact your local 4-H Extension Agent. You must remain an active 4-H member throughout the entirety of the project. The 4-H year begins on September 1 and ends on August 31 annually. Membership may be renewed by visiting

Curriculum Resources

Brief Guide to Market Lambs (PDF)

National 4-H Curriculum: Sheep

Oklahoma State University: Breeds of Sheep