New online series in livestock education
A new seven-part series focuses on livestock daily care, nutrition and showmanship.
Have you ever wondered what a livestock judge is looking for when you select your animal project? Do you understand the fundamentals of showmanship or livestock nutrition? Do you have questions on caring for your livestock project? If you answered yes to any of those questions, there is a new Livestock Learning Video series from Michigan State University Extension that will answer those questions and many more.
This series is a great resource for all levels of 4-H youth. From beginners to experts, you will be able to implement new skills and strategies to make the best better. Experts from all over the United States joined us to teach on each of these topics. 4-H leaders can use these videos as an online learning tool with their 4-H clubs or to learn more on each project themselves.
Daily care, nutrition, showmanship and biosecurity are all key parts to making your livestock project a success. If you are missing a key piece to the puzzle, things don’t always come together right. Make sure your project is complete by joining and watching these videos to learn about those key aspects of your project
A breakdown of each topic and presenter is listed below:
- Selection and what is the judge looking for, presented by Taylor Harrison from Sullivan Supply Co.
- Showmanship fundamentals with Kendra VanOrder, a 4-H volunteer in Allegan County
- Beef daily care with Carla McLachlan, MSU Department of Animal Science staff
- Livestock nutrition with Kendra VanOrder
- Biosecurity at the show and on the farm with Katie Ockert, MSU Extension educator
- Sheep and swine daily care with Taylor Harrison
- Goat showmanship and daily care with Dawn Reha, 4-H volunteer in Shiawassee County
MSU Extension and the Michigan 4-H Youth Development program help to create a community excited about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). 4-H STEM programming seeks to increase science literacy, introducing youth to the experiential learning process that helps them to build problem-solving, critical-thinking and decision-making skills. Youth who participate in 4-H STEM are better equipped with critical life skills necessary for future success.