Young girl in the livestock sale ring with her 4-H pig.

MISSION STATEMENT

To provide education and promote programs in the area of 4-H livestock. To insure fair and equitable participation and treatment of all youth involved in the program.

OBJECTIVES

To encourage 4-H members to learn as much as possible about livestock while developing leadership skills, a sense of responsibility, initiative and self-reliance.
 
To promote and develop good sportsmanship in all aspects of the program.

Livestock Projects

Market Livestock Projects

4-H Livestock projects in Cascade County teach 4-H'ers about animal health through the Livestock Quality Assurance Workshop to insure a quality product to offer their customers. 4-H’ers also complete record books to document feed costs, vaccination schedules, weight gain, show costs, etc. The Cascade County 4-H Livestock Leaders oversee the 4-H livestock projects and Cascade County 4-H Livestock Show and Sale.

The Cascade County 4-H Livestock Show and Sale is a three day event in the beginning of July at the Montana ExpoPark in Great Fall, MT. 4-H members show their animals in market, showmanship, breeding project, displays, and supreme female classes. Species shown are cattle, goats, poultry, rabbit, sheep, and swine. Market animals include beef, swine, sheep, and goats. The sale is a terminal sale and animals are graded upon their carcass characteristics.

How do you participate in the 4-H Livestock project?

  1. Enroll in 4-H. Enrollment is open from October 1 to May 1 however, spaces are limited for market animals so please enroll from October 1 to October 31.
  2. Intent to Enter your animal. 4-H members may intent to enter any number of animals for market class in the County Livestock Show. Intent to Enter Forms are due throughout the year.
    1. Market Beef Intent to Enter forms are due January 8, 2020.
    2. Market Swine Intent to Enter forms are due May 1, 2020.
    3. Market Sheep and Goat Intent to Enter forms are due May 6, 2020.
    4. Market Meat Pen (chicken, duck, rabbit, turkey) Intent to Enter forms are due May 29, 2020.
    5. Enter the Cascade County 4-H Livestock Show and Sale. County Livestock Show Entry forms will be available in May and will be due May  29, 2020. 4-H members will be charged a $10 late fee if not submitted by due date. No late entries accepted after June. County Show entry forms are required for all animals in the county show. Intent to Enter forms do not serve as entry forms.
    6. Attend the Cascade County 4-H Livestock Show and Sale! The event is July 2020 at the Montana ExpoPark’s Livestock Pavilion in Great Falls, MT.

Download Intent to Enter foms, complete, and mail in with fees prior to species due dates.

Livestock Education

It is necessary for 4-H members to attend livestock education workshops when available. 4-H’er MUST attend a Livestock Quality Assurance workshop as a junior (13 years old and younger) and as a senior (14 years and older). The Cascade County 4-H Livestock Leaders host two project days through the year. All project days are held at the MSU Cascade County Extension office.

The Cascade County 4-H Livestock Leaders also host numerous livestock workshops from showmanship clinics, fitting clinics, jackpot shows, etc.