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Mississippi 4-H Livestock Programs

Publication Number: M1522

It’s not just showing—it’s growing, too!

Join Mississippi 4-H and grow your knowledge and skills with

  • beef cattle.
  • dairy cattle.
  • meat goats.
  • dairy goats.
  • sheep.
  • swine.
  • rabbits.

Junior and senior 4-H’ers can share what they have learned at

  • judging contests.
  • quiz bowls.
  • presentations.
  • individual and team demonstrations.
  • public speaking contests.
  • premier exhibitor contests.
  • art and photography contests.

You will learn how to

  • treat animals ethically.
  • win and lose graciously.
  • communicate clearly.
  • work with others.

Discover responsibility by

  • being a reliable team member.
  • caring for an animal that depends on you.
  • participating in competitions.

Mississippi livestock competitions for 4-H’ers are held at

  • Mississippi State Fair.
  • Dixie National Junior Round-Up.
  • district livestock shows.
  • district and state 4-H horse championships.
  • county fairs and jackpot shows.

For more information on 4-H livestock programs, contact your county MSU Extension office.

M1522 (04-23)

Department: Ctr 4-H Youth Development
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