4-H Animal Science

Animal Agriculture

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  • Animal Science Anywhere and Kahoot Video

    Published on February 17, 2021

    Instructional video covering Animal Science Anywhere lesson plan: Health for One, One Health for All.

  • 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!

  • Livestock Learning: Sheep and Swine Daily Care

    Published on April 27, 2020

    Taylor Harrison, Stock Show U manager for Sullivan's Supply Co., teaches Michigan 4-H'ers about daily care of their sheep and swine 4-H projects. This sessions covers conditioning, washing, feeding and exercise as key elements in the daily routine for sheep and swine.

  • 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.

  • 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: Daily Care of Your Beef Project

    Published on April 16, 2020

    Carla McLachlan, MSU Animal Science Department staff member, teaches Michigan 4-H'ers about the ins and outs of daily care of 4-H beef projects. This session covers brushing, walking, washing and drying as essential elements of beef daily care.

  • 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.

  • Proper Handwashing

    Published on September 26, 2019

    Handwashing is one of the most important things you can do to prevent the spread of germs. To wash your hands properly, follow these five simple steps.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Building a Rabbit Cage

    Construct your own rabbit cage. Youth could learn measuring as well as make this a business.

  • Rabbit Meat Pens: From Breeding to Selection

    How to successfully raise market rabbits from breeding, through kindling, kit care and then selection.

  • Rabbit Nutrition

    Learning about the nutritional requirements of your 4-H rabbit.

  • Rabbit Health

    What illnesses can your rabbit get? How do you diagnose and treat these illnesses? Is there preventive measures to take to keep your animal healthy? Learn about rabbit health as part of your 4-H rabbit project.

  • General Rabbit Care

    How to care for your rabbit from feeding to housing. Meeting all of your rabbit's needs.

  • Rabbit Breeding

    Choosing what rabbit to breed for your 4-H rabbit project, as well as how to care for the kits through weaning.

  • Rabbit Body Types

    Rabbits are divided into five different body types, based on their structure. Learn about the differences in those different body types as part of your 4-H rabbit project.