Junior Livestock

    Junior Livestock

    Girl with her pig
    Row of girls showing their sheep
    Boy Judging Cattle

    The Utah 4-H Livestock Program is designed for those youth with interest in livestock and livestock events. Youth are given the opportunity to develop leadership, citizenship, self-esteem, social, and livestock skills. This program is for youth in grades 3-12, but not younger than 8. The Utah 4-H Livestock Program includes programs for those youth who own/have access to livestock and those who do not, but still want to learn about the science of livestock selection, care, and management. To find information about livestock clubs in your areas or to start your own club, contact your County Extension Office.  


    There are several options for livestock projects including participating in State Contests for Livestock Judging or Livestock Bowl, as well as creating Ag Demonstrations for your county and state fairs. 

    Utah Junior Livestock Association

    One of the most popular project areas is junior livestock. Utah 4-H has a strong relationship with the Utah Junior LIvestock Association and supports several different state-sanctioned shows that welcome 4-H youth raising beef, goats, sheep, and hogs. Animals participating in these state shows must be tagged using state-tags by your local 4-H agent or FFA advisor. 

    2019 Show Lineup

    Entry Form

    Rules and Regulations - updated May 2019

    Besides the State Shows, there are several counties that invite exhibitors across the state to participate. If you are a member of a livestock show and would like to be listed here, please contact the State 4-H Office (email below).


    Sheep showman

    Upcoming Show Information

    Utah State Fair



    To be listed here, please email jessie.hadfield@usu.edu



    For more opportunitites to show livestock, check out the Rocky Mountain Jackpot Show Series.

    4-H and FFA Junior Livestock Judging Series

    Introducing the brand new livstock judging series! Attend any of the sanctioned contests to collect points. Year-end awards will be given to JUNIOR, INTERMEDIATE, and SENIOR age divisions! Livestock Judging is centered around evaluating livestock and making decisions. It teaches time-management and other useful skills essential to success in the livestock world! Contact jessie.hadfield@usu.edu for more information!


    Intermountain Livestock Judge's Training

    Held in Spanish Fork, this training is an excellent opportunity for club leaders, parents, and youth to learn more about the livstock industry, keep up with trends, and fine-tune their livstock evaluation skills. Experts from across the Nationa are invited to present. This is an opportunity you don't want to miss!

    For the brochure and registration details, go here.

    For more information, email jessie.hadfield@usu.edu

    Young man participating in livestock judging contest

    Sanctioned Contests

    Utah Junior Livestock Show - Spanish Fork 

    Intermountain Livstock Judes Training - Spanish Fork

    Millard County Junior Livestock Show - Delta

    Southeastern Utah Junior Livestock Show - Ferron

    Utah Registered Sheep Breeders Scholarship Opportunity

    Purebred Sheep



    For more information on 4-H Livestock Programs in your area contact your County Extension Office. For more information pertaining to State Livestock Programming and Events, contact jessie.hadfield@usu.edu