Youth Livestock Program
2016 Important Deadlines/Calendar
March 5: Junior Beef Producer Day
March 19: Junior Sheep Producer Day
April 7 & 8: Livestock County Fair Management Clinic
May 2: Market Beef Nominations Due
June 1: Corrections to Market Beef Nominations Due
June 8-11: K-State Animal Science Leadership Academy Session 1
June 15: Commercial Heifer, Swine, Sheep, & Meat Goat Nominations Due
June 23: State 4-H Horse Judging Contest
June 29-July 2: K-State Animal Science Leadership Academy Session 2
July 15: Corrections to Commercial Heifer, Swine, Sheep, & Meat Goat Nominations Due
August 20-21:State 4-H Livestock Sweepstakes
September 9-18: Kansas State Fair
September 30-October 2: Kansas Junior Livestock Show
K-State Youth Livestock Program Update Newsletters
*The 2016 Junior Sheep Producer Day date included in the Summer 2015 YLP Update is incorrect. It will be held on March 19, 2016.
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2016 Nomination Update
Important: All animals that are nominated for the Kansas Junior Livestock Show and Kansas State Fair will be required to be tagged with the Kansas 4-H EID tags in 2016. DNA hair samples are still required.
**Exhibitors must contact their local Extension Office to order their EID tags and get DNA Envelopes.
2016 EID Tag Information/Order Form (For Ext. Offices Only)
Nominated Livestock / Forms and Information (Click link to confirm nominations and/or view current forms and information)
The K-State Animal Sciences Leadership Academy is an intensive four day educational experience designed to enhance the leadership skills and animal science knowledge of high school students. The program is hosted by K-State Animal Sciences and Industry and sponsored by the Livestock and Meat Industry Council. The goal of this academy is to further develop young leaders within the livestock industry and prepare them for a successful future in this field.
Students will stay on campus in university housing with event staff for the duration of the event. Twenty students will be accepted for each session. The application process is open to out-of-state students.
We are pleased to announce that the Livestock and Meat Industry Council will be sponsoring two K-State Animal Sciences Leadership Academy sessions in 2016!
Sessions will be June 8-11 and June 29-July 2, 2016.
Please share this information with interested young people.
For questions about the academy please contact Sharon Breiner, Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Youth Quality Assurance
Example Letter for Tyson (Cattle)
Form for Tyson (Cattle)
Use of New Swine Castration Method (Improvest)
Kansas State Fair: accepts the use of Improvest
Kansas Junior Livestock Show: barrows must be physical castrates. (more information (pdf))
Health Regulations and Recommendations for County Weigh-in and Shows
Youth Swine Project Biosecurity Information
Complete Resource (pdf)