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Jeffco 4-H Livestock Projects

Record Books

4-H Record Books are also called e-Records. They can be downloaded from the State 4-H Website. Each project has its own record book that members are required to complete each year. The links to e-Records in the specific project areas are below. Record books are turned in at Interview Judging before our County Fair. In June, you will need to schedule an interview for each of your project areas and bring your record book with you to Interview Judging the week of the Jeffco Fair & Festival.

Livestock Council

Livestock Quiz Bowl Team

All 4-H members are encouraged to participate in the Quiz Bowl!  It’s purpose is to support an education or interest in livestock and all are welcome.  You do not need to be in a livestock project to participate.

Contact the Extension Office for information.

New Antibiotic Rules – Guidance 209

As of January 2, 2017, youth raising livestock will face major changes regarding access to feed and water medications. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is implementing these new rules, known as Guidance 209, for antibiotic use in all animals raised for food.  More information can be found in this Fact Sheet from CSU Extension and in this Pork Checkoff brochure.  This affects all market animals, not just swine.

MQA Certification

Meat Quality Assurance is on Friday, May 8, 5-8 pm at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall 3.  This is for all livestock members who are in any livestock project groups including pig, rabbit, poultry, beef, sheep, goats or anything that could go into the food chain.  You need to attend event if you’re not planning on going to auction.

You are welcome to attend any of the other sessions on the schedule, please just let the 4-H Office know so we can accurately update your information. Some details for some of the sessions are still being finalized, we will update with the most complete schedules as they come available.

As a note: PQA is no longer offered at the youth level. For 4-H the MQA certification will be sufficient for all of our species. Other shows may require another quality assurance certification (YQCA, BQA, etc.) so please check those requirements.

4-H Youth Livestock Auction and Market

Each year, 4-H livestock members show and sell market animals at the fair. During the year, they seek supporters for the Livestock Auction and Youth Market. The Jeffco Livestock Enrichment Programs, Inc., a 501(c)(3), hosts a pig roast before these events at the fair. If you can help out the program, download our fundraising letter. Thank you to everyone who purchased animals or 4-H products at the Jeffco Fair & Festival 4-H Youth Livestock Auction and Market.  We appreciate your support of our youth!
Youth Livestock Auction and Market Brochure
Youth Livestock Auction Flyer

4-H Livestock Award Sponsorship

The 4-H Livestock Council is seeking sponsors for awards for belt buckles and jackets given to youth at the Jeffco Fair & Festival.  Please see our award sponsor letter for more information on how you can support the 4-H Livestock program.