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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.  The dates are:  February 16th and 23rd, March 16th and 23rd, April 20th and 22nd, May 18th and 25th and June 15 in the ECMR at 7:30 p.m.


Livestock Judging Team

Contact the Extension Office for information.

Moore Farm Applications

In 2014 a partnership was developed with the City of Arvada for use of city property at 72nd and Ward referred to as Moore Farm.  The purpose was to provide an opportunity for youth with interest in the 4-H program to house livestock and provide an effective and efficient use of a portion of the Moore Farm property.

Upon review of the successes and challenges of this pilot, an expansion of the program will take place in 2018 with ongoing review of the success and potential needs for change. The 2018 program will consist of an application process to house a maximum of the following in 2018:

  • One market steer – One sponsored steer
  • Chickens – egg producing – 25
  • Chickens – market – 18 chickens (6 each for 3 4-H youth)
  • Bees – 5 hives
  • Market Swine – TBD

Please see the Moore Farm Guidelines and Application for more 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/PQA Certification

Meat Quality Assurance is on Wednesday, May 9, 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.

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 on August 14.  We appreciate your support of our youth!

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.