Animal Sciences and Industry

Kansas State University
232 Weber Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506-8028


785-532-7059 fax


Youth Livestock Program

2016 Important Deadlines/Calendar

May 1: Market Beef Nominations Due

June 1: Corrections to Market Beef Nominations Due

June 15: Commercial Heifer, Swine, Sheep, & Meat Goat Nominations Due 

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 Updates

Summer 2015 YLP Update

Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram!

Twitter: @KS_YLP
Facebook: K-State Youth Livestock Program


2015 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

2016 EID Tag Information/Order Form  (For Ext. Offices Only)

Nominated Livestock / Forms and Information (Click link to confirm nominations)

2015 Kansas State Fair Rule Changes

2015 KJLS Rule Changes

K-State Animal Science Leadership Academy

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 will be 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 2015!

Sessions will be June 10-13 and June 17-20.

Applications will be due April 1, 2015. All application information can be found here.

A printable flyer for the event can be found here. Please share this information with interested young people.

For questions about the academy please contact Sharon Breiner, Director at


Youth Quality Assurance

Example Letter for Tyson (Cattle)

Form for Tyson (Cattle)

Youth Pork Quality Assurance Online Instructions

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

2015 Kansas County Fair Regulations

2014 Kansas State Fair Requirements

PEDV Letter

PEDV- What is it?


Lexie Hayes
Animal Sciences and Industry
Kansas State University
214 Weber Hall
Manhattan, KS  66506
Phone: 785-532-1264
Fax: 785-532-7059