Livestock Youth Programs


ANS Youth Extension Calendar

MI Beef Showcase
June 10-12, 2016
MSU Pavilion, East Lansing, MI

The annual MI Beef Showcase will be held on June 10-12, 2016 at the MSU Pavilion.  Please review the registraiton informaiton here.  Entries should be postmarked by May 25 to avoid a late entry fee. 

MI State Unviersity Block & Bridle Lamb Show
Sunday, June 12, 2016
MSU Pavilion, East Lansing, MI

Entry information will be available now.

Spartan Classic Hog Show & Spartan Jackpot Show
June17-19, 2016
MSU Pavilion, East Lansing, MI

These annual shows will be held again at the MSU Pavilion.  Entry details are available here for download.  On time entries will be due May 30.

MI 4-H/FFA Livestock Judging Contest
July 14, 2016
MSU Pavilion, East Lansing, MI

Held in conjunction with the Michigan Livestock Expo.  Entry information is available here.

MI 4-H/FFA Meats Judging Contest
July 22, 2016
MSU Pavilion, East Lansing, MI

Entries are due July 1.  Please review entry information here.




Biosecurity Guides for Livestock
Dr. Dan Grooms DVM, College of Veterinary Medicine and Ken Geuns, Department of Animal Science at Michigan State University have developed helpful guidelines for helping to ensure biosecurity on farm as well as at fairs and exhibitions. Each of these documents may be viewed and printed in the attached pdf documents.
Biosecurity for Livestock Exhibitors E2841.pdf
Biosecurity Guide for Farm Visits E-2842.pdf
Biosecurity for Livestock Poultry Exhibitions.pdf

MI Department of Agriculture
Biosecurity concerns at the fair. A ew ideas to help prevent the spread of disease.
Issues at Fairs 2012.pdf

Michigan RFID
Starting March 1, 2007, Michigan will require that all cattle be identified with radio frequency identification (RFID) ear tags prior to movement from Michigan premises. Visit the State of Michigan website
for details.

Resource Material for Animal Science Projects:
Here are some tips to minimizie stress on animals and exhibitors when transporting livestock to the fair.
Good Management Practices for Transporting Livestock to the Fair.pdf

MI 4-H Youth Development - Livestock page