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A Texas Curriculum for Livestock Education. Curriculum Focus. Quality Assurance Character Education. Objective 1. Ensure all 4-H and FFA livestock projects meet all food quality standards. Objective 2. Enhance character education for Texas 4-H and FFA Youth. Objective 3.

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A texas curriculum for livestock education

A Texas Curriculum for

Livestock Education


Curriculum focus
Curriculum Focus

Quality Assurance

Character Education


Objective 1
Objective 1

  • Ensure all 4-H and FFA livestock projects meet all food quality standards


Objective 2
Objective 2

  • Enhance character education for Texas

    4-H and FFA Youth


Objective 3
Objective 3

  • Promote a Positive Image of Youth Livestock Programs


Eight core concepts

Objective 1: Quality Assurance

Impact of Livestock Projects on Red Meat Industry

Responsibilities of Producing a Safe Product

Medication use/Reading and Following Labels

Animal Care and Well-Being

Objective 2: Character Education

Six Pillars of Character

Purpose of 4-H/FFA

Purpose of Livestock Projects

Making Decisions/Goal Setting

Eight Core Concepts


Core concept
Core Concept

Objective 1: Quality Assurance

Core Concept 1:

Impact of Livestock Projects on Red Meat Industry



Total entry numbers
Total Entry Numbers

Market Swine: 32,617

Meat Goats: 23,821

Market Lamb: 11,349

Market Steers: 8,438

TOTAL: 76,225


How many pounds of carcass are there
How many pounds of carcass are there?

  • Terms & Calculations: (1) Live Weight, (2) Dressing Percent, and (3) Carcass Weight


Sheep
SHEEP

Ave Wt. – 125

D. P. - 53%

751,871.25 lb


Grand total
Grand Total

Grand Total:14,185,412.15pounds of carcass!!!!!!


What does this mean
What does this mean?

  • Livestock projects can IMPACT thousands of people!!!

  • Think about the CONSUMER!!!!

  • You never know who they might be……..


Core concept1
Core Concept

Objective 1: Quality Assurance

Core Concept 2:

Responsibility of Producing a Safe Product


Lesson
Lesson

The Food Supply Continuum


Understand role and responsibility in the food supply continuum
Understand role and responsibility in the food supply continuum

  • ALL producers are affected by negative publicity concerning our food supply

  • Product safety can be compromised at any time in the food supply continuum

Responsibility

Citizenship


Understand role and responsibility in the food supply continuum1
Understand role and responsibility in the food supply continuum

From: NPPC, Youth PQA; 2000


A texas curriculum for livestock education

Activity continuum

  • Food Supply Continuum Puzzle:Chapter 2

  • Group Sit:Chapter 2


Lesson1
Lesson continuum

Understanding Food Safety


Identify potential hazards in meat products and appropriate preventative measures
Identify potential hazards in meat products and appropriate preventative measures

  • What could potentially happen if a person extremely allergic to penicillin (or ibuprofen) ate meat with such a residue?

  • What would happen if a consumer bit into a portion of a broken needle?


A texas curriculum for livestock education

Participation preventative measures

Ch. 2, Lesson 2, Activity 3

Broken Needles


Core concept2
Core Concept preventative measures

Objective 1: Quality Assurance

Core Concept 3:

Medication Use/Reading and Following Labels


Lesson2
Lesson preventative measures

Medication and Feed Labels


Exhibit knowledge of medication and feed labels and their meaning

Expiration date preventative measures

Lot number

Dosage

Warnings

Cautions

Application Method

Precautions

Active Ingredient

Trade Name

Exhibit knowledge of medication and feed labels and their meaning

Read the Labels!!!

From: NPPC; PQA for Youth; 2000

Caring

Responsibility


A texas curriculum for livestock education

More Activities: preventative measures

  • Reading a Medication Insert:Chapter 2

  • Reading a Feed Tag:Chapter 3

  • Medication Labels:Chapter 3


Core concept3
Core Concept preventative measures

Objective 1: Quality Assurance

Core Concept 4:

Animal Care and Well-Being


Lesson3
Lesson preventative measures

Administering Medicines


Knowledge of proper medication administration
Knowledge of proper medication administration preventative measures

  • Proper routes of administration

    • Differences in routes of administration

    • Differences between species

    • ALWAYS avoid major meat cuts (loin, leg, ham)!!!

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From: SDSU Animal Science website

From: NPPC; PQA for Youth; 2000

Responsibility

Caring


A texas curriculum for livestock education

Activities: preventative measures

  • Livestock Injection Sites: Chapter 3

  • Banana Injection: Chapter 3


Core concept4
Core Concept preventative measures

Objective 2: Character Education

Core Concept 1:

Six Pillars of Character


Trustworthiness
Trustworthiness preventative measures

#Be honest

#Don’t deceive, cheat or steal

#Be reliable

Do what you say you will do

#Have the courage to do the right thing

#Build a good reputation

#Be loyal

Stand by your family, friends and country


Respect
Respect preventative measures

#Treat others with respect

Follow the Golden Rule

#Be tolerant to differences

#Use good manners, not bad language

#Be considerate of the feelings of others

#Don't threaten, hit or hurt anyone

#Deal peacefully with anger, insults and disagreements


Responsibility
Responsibility preventative measures

#Do what you are supposed to do

#Persevere: Keep trying!

#Always do your best

#Use self control: be disciplined

#Think before you act

Consider the consequences

#Be accountable for your choices


Fairness
Fairness preventative measures

#Play by the rules

#Take turns and share

#Be open minded

Listen to others

#Don't take advantage of others

#Don't blame others carelessly


Caring
Caring preventative measures

#Be kind

#Be compassionate and show you care

#Express gratitude

#Forgive others

#Help people in need


Citizenship
Citizenship preventative measures

#Do your share to make your school and community better

#Cooperate

#Stay informed; vote

#Be a good neighbor

#Obey laws and rules

#Respect authority

#Protect the environment


A texas curriculum for livestock education

Participation preventative measures

  • Applying the Six Pillars of Character:Chapter 1, Lesson 5, Activity 2


Activity
Activity preventative measures

  • Trustworthiness

  • Respect

  • Responsibility

  • Fairness

  • Caring

  • Citizenship


A texas curriculum for livestock education

Activity: preventative measures

  • Defining the Six Pillars of Character:Chapter 1

  • Applying the Six Pillars of Character to Livestock Projects: Chapter 1


Core concept5
Core Concept preventative measures

Objective 2: Character Education

Core Concept 2:

Purpose of 4-H/FFA


A texas curriculum for livestock education

Activity: preventative measures

  • Understanding 4-H and FFA: Chapter 1


Motto
Motto preventative measures

Learning to Do

Doing to Learn

Earning to Live

Living to Serve


Core concept6
Core Concept preventative measures

Objective 2: Character Education

Core Concept 3:

Purpose of Livestock Projects


Core concept7
Core Concept preventative measures

Objective 2: Character Education

Core Concept 4:

Decision Making

And

Goal Setting


What is success
What is Success? preventative measures

Success is the achievement of something desired, planned or attempted.


What is failure
What is Failure? preventative measures

Failure is not achieving what you desire, plan or attempt.


A texas curriculum for livestock education

Activity preventative measures

  • What is Success? Chapter 4


A texas curriculum for livestock education

In closing……… preventative measures


Eight core concepts1

Character Education preventative measures

Six Pillars of Character

Purpose of 4-H/FFA

Purpose of Livestock Projects

Making Decisions/Goal Setting

Quality Assurance

Impact of Livestock Projects on Red Meat Industry

Responsibilities of Producing a Safe Product

Medication use/Reading and Following Labels

Animal Care and Well-Being

Eight Core Concepts



Where does it start
Where Fairdoes it start?

  • Quality Counts starts at home (At your local or regional shows)


In fort bend county
In Fort Bend County… Fair

350 4-H members participate in livestock projects at Local and County shows


Major shows
Major Shows Fair

100 of those exhibitors, exhibit at the major shows

State Fair of Texas


Question
Question Fair

  • If Quality Counts is just for major show exhibitors, what about the other 250 in my program on the County level?


County fair concerns
County Fair Concerns Fair

  • County Fairs also have to be concerned with the quality of products that are sold to buyers at fair time