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The Junior Livestock Program in mississippi. Kipp Brown Area Livestock Agent 4-H Livestock/Meat Goats Mississippi State University Extension Service.

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the junior livestock program in mississippi

The Junior Livestock Program in mississippi

Kipp Brown

Area Livestock Agent

4-H Livestock/Meat Goats

Mississippi State University

Extension Service

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The 4-H Mission Prepare youth to meet the challenges of childhood, adolescence and adulthood, through a coordinated, long-term, progressive series of educational experiences that enhance life skills and develop social, emotional, physical and cognitive competencies.

opportunities
Opportunities
  • Showing livestock
  • Showing horses
  • Contests
  • Clinics
opportunities showing livestock
Opportunities Showing Livestock
  • Market steers
  • Commercial heifers
  • Registered breeding cattle
  • Dairy cattle
  • Dairy goats
  • Market lambs
  • Market goats
  • Commercial meat does
  • Market swine
opportunities showing horses
Opportunities Showing Horses
  • County and local shows
  • District shows
  • State shows
  • Regional shows
contest opportunities
Contest Opportunities
  • Judging contests
  • Visual presentation
  • Cookout
  • Speaking
  • Quiz bowls
    • Livestock
    • Horse
    • Meats
clinic opportunities
Clinic Opportunities
  • Livestock
    • Fitting and grooming
    • Showmanship
    • Judging
  • Dairy
    • Showmanship
    • Judging
  • Horse
    • Showmanship
    • Judging
the junior livestock program purpose
The Junior Livestock Program Purpose
  • Teach young people how to feed, care for, fit and show their animals
  • Develop an appreciation for the livestock industry
  • Encourage family involvement
  • Provide an opportunity

for personal growth

and development of the

young person

participation allows young people to
Participation Allows Young People to…
  • Improve decision-making skills
  • Increase public speaking ability
  • Improve evaluation skills
  • Enhance confidence
  • Meet people
  • Have fun
most importantly
Most Importantly!

The Junior Livestock Program Teaches

Life Skills and Strengthens Families!

types of livestock shows
Types of Livestock Shows
  • County Shows
  • Jackpot Shows
  • District Shows
  • State Shows
  • Regional Shows
  • National Shows
county shows
County Shows
  • Limited to 4-H members

from the same county

  • Most are funded by

donations from

county business

and supporters

  • Usually held in the

spring of the year

jackpot shows
Jackpot Shows
  • Only open to Junior Exhibitors
  • Funded by entry

fees/donations

  • Usually held in

the summer and

fall months

district shows
District Shows
  • Only open to junior livestock

exhibitors in the show district

  • Funded by the legislature
  • Held in late January
  • Five livestock show

districts in the state

state shows
State Shows
  • Five Mississippi Fall Dairy Shows
  • Mississippi State Fair
  • Dixie National Junior

Roundup

regional shows
Regional Shows
  • Open to Junior exhibitors
  • Typically from a geographic area of the county
  • May be a qualifying

show to a Junior

National Show

with a breed assn.

national shows
National Shows
  • Open to 4-H and FFA exhibitors from anywhere in the country
  • Pays premiums and offers a sale to the champions
  • Instant prestige

and respect

rewards
Rewards
  • Premium money
    • County
    • Jackpots
    • District
    • State
  • Supplemental funds
    • County
  • Sale of Champions
    • Dixie National Roundup
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Rewards
  • Scholarships
    • County
    • District
    • State
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Rewards

LIFE SKILLS

  • Confidence
  • Responsibility
  • Discipline
  • Friendship
  • Perseverance
  • Communication
  • Decision Making
finally
FINALLY!

The Junior Livestock Program Creates

  • Educated Consumers
  • Stronger Families
  • Life Long Friends
  • Productive Citizens
  • Community, State

and National

Leaders