4-H Project Essentials Livestock Fact Sheets Large Stock Vol.1
Beef, Market Goat, Horse, Market Sheep, Swine
The goal of the “Project Essentials” sheets is to provide a basic resource for new 4-H members and parents to get started in a livestock project. Livestock projects can be challenging and it is the goal of these tip sheets to provide first steps and basic knowledge on your project’s needs. The following information should be utilized by families to foster a youth’s ‘learning to learn’ skills. There are several key livestock boarding and feeding requirements discussed, in addition to cost estimates for each type of animal. You will also see an “additional resources” and “local resources” section. The additional resources are links to examples within a greater body of resource material – again this is not a complete resource, but a starting point. The local resources section is very important – getting involved in your local community will provide a 4H member with a rich body of knowledge and experience. 4-H Livestock Projects provide a great opportunity for young people to interact with peers and caring adults.