Animal Science

  • Dairy Farm Visit

    Published on November 24, 2020

    Most Americans have never visited a farm before, so they are disconnected from the people and processes involved in raising crops and animals to provide the food we eat every day. This video takes you on a tour of a working dairy farm to see how cows are raised and milk is produced.

  • Miracle of Life: Includes Live Births

    Published on November 24, 2020

    It is truly a miracle how life is brought into this world! This video shows an overview of how pigs, cattle and sheep are born and how a chick hatches from an egg. Note: this video contains some graphic views of actual live births, so parents may want to watch with younger viewers. There is also a shorter version of the video in this playlist that does not include the actual birthing process.

  • 4 H Livestock Virtual Show

    Published on November 24, 2020

    Many county fairs were not able to meet in person in 2020, so the St. Joseph County (Michigan) 4-H program hosted a virtual livestock show where kids could upload a short video of themselves showing their animals. This video includes a selection of those videos including several different livestock species.

  • Wool Spinning

    Published on November 24, 2020

    You’ve probably seen live sheep or at least pictures of sheep, and you may have even seen how wool is collected during shearing, but have you ever wondered how that wool is then made into yarn and thread for making clothes? This video walks you through some of the basic steps of processing wool to create yarn and wool clothing.

  • Miracle of Life

    Published on November 24, 2020

    It is truly a miracle how life is brought into this world! This video shows an overview of how pigs, cattle and sheep are born and how a chick hatches from an egg.

Still looking for additional resources in this area?

MSU Extension staff deliver educational content in a variety of ways: through live virtual events, informational articles and publications, downloadable activities and lessons, pre-recorded videos, online courses and so much more. Staff also have access to resources created by partner organizations and other Extension services.

Connect with the 4-H program coordinator in your county MSU Extension office or search for an MSU Extension expert on the topic of interest to inquire about additional resources, custom trainings and more.