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  • Livestock Learning: Livestock Nutrition

    Published on April 20, 2020

    Kendra VanOrder, a Michigan 4-H volunteer, teaches Michigan 4-H'ers about livestock nutrition and how to properly feed your 4-H animal. This sessions discusses different feed stuffs and their advantages and disadvantages, as well as different feeding techniques.

  • Livestock Learning: Goat Showmanship & Daily Care

    Published on April 30, 2020

    Dawn Reha, a Michigan 4-H judge and volunteer, teaches Michigan 4-H'ers about what it takes to own goats, both dairy and market, and how to take care of them each day. Also covered is showmanship for the different types of goats and why these skills are essential to showing 4-H goats!

  • Basics of Biosecurity

    Published on September 26, 2019

    Biosecurity is the procedures used to protect humans and animals against diseases or harmful biological agents. By practicing good biosecurity protocols, you will help protect both the people and animals in which you come into contact with.

  • Livestock Learning: Biosecurity at the Show and on the Farm

    Published on April 23, 2020

    Katie Ockert, MSU Extension educator, teaches Michigan 4-H'ers about how to keep their animals and selves safe while attending livestock shows. Also discussed is how to keep livestock projects healthy when traveling back to the farm.

  • Grace Schmidt: Livingston County 4-H

    Published on November 18, 2019

    Meet Michigan 4-H’er Grace Schmidt, of Livingston County. Learn more about the programs Grace has taken part in through 4-H, including poultry, goats and civic engagement and leadership.

  • Livestock Learning: Showmanship Fundamentals

    Published on April 13, 2020

    Kendra VanOrder, a Michigan 4-H volunteer, teaches Michigan 4-H'ers about the fundamentals of beef, sheep and swine showmanship. This session covers what to wear, which equipment to use in the ring, and how to properly handle your animal.

  • Livestock Learning: Selection and What the Judge is Looking For

    Published on April 9, 2020

    Taylor Harrison, Stock Show U manager for Sullivan's Supply Co., teaches Michigan 4-H'ers about selection of beef, sheep, swine and goat 4-H projects. Learn what to look for while selecting a market project and what the judge is looking for in the show ring with your final product.

  • Dos and Don'ts: Staying Healthy Around Animals

    Published on September 26, 2019

    Just like people, animals also have the ability to spread bacteria, viruses and parasites to other animals and people. When being around animals, you can stay healthy if you remember these few, simple steps.

  • Nick Babcock

    4-H Livestock and Veterinary Science Extension Educator
    babco116@msu.edu
    517-432-1626

  • 4-H Animal Science Anywhere

    Published on February 23, 2015
    The Animal Science Anywhere lesson series is designed to help leaders engage 4-H youth in learning more about animal and veterinary science projects.

  • Pygmy Goat Basic Owner’s Manual

    Published on April 20, 2015
    This book is intended as a beginner’s manual for the first-time goat owner and gives basic goat husbandry information. It was developed by and is available from the National Pygmy Goat Association.

  • U.P. State Fair Market Livestock Record Book -Beginner

    For Beef exhibitors 9-10 years of age as of January 1 of the fair year For Sheep, Swine, Meat Goat exhibitors 8-10 years of age as of January 1 of the fair year

  • Michigan 4-H Market Animal Project Record Book

    Published on October 17, 2014
    4-H Market Animal projects provide youth an opportunity to gain life skills such as record keeping, communication and self-responsibility through raising and selling a livestock animal.

  • Your 4-H Angora Goat Project

    Published on April 6, 2015
    This bulletin provides an overview of all aspects of the 4-H Angora goat project. The topics include the history of Angora goats; selection, care and management; facilities and equipment; nutrition and disease control; exhibition and marketing.

  • Biosecurity - Easy as 1-2-3 Poster

    Diseases and other germs can easily spread at public fairs and events. Keep yourself and your animals at home safe by putting up this easy to read poster that includes three simple steps for biosecurity.

  • Biosecurity for Livestock Exhibitors (E2841)

    Published on September 22, 2016
    Livestock exhibitions are an important part of agriculture in the United States.

  • Be a Zoonotic Disease Detective Activity Book (4H1671)

    Check out the handy tips and learning activities in the Be A "Zoonotic" Disease Detective publication, so that you can learn to be a disease detective too!

  • Be Healthy at the Fair Sign

    Published on April 29, 2015
    The "Be Healthy at the Fair" sign may be used to help promote healthy behaviors at fairs and exhibitions.

  • Children & Youth Programming: Equipping Young People for Success Through Science Literacy

    Published on April 24, 2017
    With a goal of ensuring every Michigan child is prepared with the knowledge, tools and skills to lead a healthy and productive life, MSU Extension’s children and youth programming uses the experiential learning model through which children learn best.

  • 4-H Sportsmanship Activity: Pass the Fruit

    Published on March 29, 2017
    Pass the Fruit activity.