4-H Information

 

 

Contact Information:

 

Jessica Swapp

4-H & Agricultural Agent

Grant County Extension Service

2610 N. Silver St.

Silver City, NM   88061

575-388-1559

 

4-H is the nation’s largest positive youth development and youth mentoring organization, empowering six million young people in the U.S.

In partnership with 110 universities, 4-H life changing programs are research-backed & available through 4-H clubs, camps, afterschool & school enrichment programs in every county & parish in the U.S. 

4-H is the youth development program of our nation's Cooperative Extension System & USDA.

Things that the 4-H office can offer are:

 

Scales - to weigh pigs, lambs, or goats.

 

Hoof Trimming Table - for Steers and Heifers.

 

Clippers - for trimming hair on livestock.

 

Feeding Charts, Home visits, and so much more!

 

You can also go to the National 4-H website for more information on the different 4-H curriculum topics.

 

October 1st - December 18th is the enrollment deadline for all 4-H livestock competitors.  Listed below are a few of the livestock competitions that 4-H participates in.

 

Livestock Judging Contest:

Novice, Junior, and Senior Divisions judge classes of Market Steers, Lambs, Pigs, and possible Goat Class. Of which each person determines their top picks for the class based on current Market demands. Buckles are generously donated by members of the community for each of the 3 divisions.

 

Pee-Wee Pig Show:

Is where youth under the 4-H age of 9 show a pig of a friend who is already showing at the fair for a chance to receive a ribbon.

 

 

Round Robin Show:

Senior Level participants show a steer, lamb, and a pig in order to determine who is the best all-around showmanship winner. The participants cannot show their own livestock for this show.