4-H Livestock Day Camp highlights the science in animal science

Llama, sheep, beef, swine, goat, rabbit and horse enthusiasts explored several aspects of animal science, including breed identification, meat cuts, herding, ear notching, milking, hoof trimming and patterns.

Science came alive at the 2009 4-H Livestock Day Camp held on May 16 at Goodells County Park. The day started out damp and cloudy, but the weather didn't dampen the enthusiasm of the 89 youth participants who lined up to sharpen their animal science skills.

Llama, sheep, beef, swine, goat, rabbit and horse enthusiasts explored several aspects of animal science, including breed identification, meat cuts, herding, ear notching, milking, hoof trimming and patterns. The day was filled with hands-on learning in regards to safe animal handling, jumping, proper grooming techniques, marketing and showmanship. 4-H’ers took advantage of the opportunity to dissect a sheep's eye and heart—in addition to a fetal pig—to name just a few of the great activities that filled the day’s sessions.

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