Animal Sciences

The  animal science projects  are  divided into  three  levels.  Choose the level that is most appropriate for you – if you are new in the project you may want to choose a level easier than recommended.  Try to complete at least 7 activities each year.

Level 1 – Recommended for Grades 3-5.  Activities include identifying breeds, selecting animals, identifying parts of an animal, their care and feeding and safety habits in working with your project.  It is not necessary that you own an animal for this project level.

 Level 2 – Recommended for Grades 6-8.  Activities include learning more about behavior traits, judging, health care and financial responsibilities in animal project areas.  In other projects learn more advanced techniques and become creative in workmanship.  Leadership skills will begin to develop and should be encouraged during this time.

 Level 3 – Recommended for Grades 9-12.  At this level, youth will learn to teach others about the project, continue learning leadership skills and learn about career opportunities open to you.

Additional Required Forms for Fair and/or Record Books….

2020 Livestock Project Credit Meetings

2020 Livestock General Rules Final

Shawano County Fair Rules related to Livestock

Shawano County Livestock Project 2020 powerpoint

2020 Rules and information of special note:

Per the Shawano Area Ag Society, exhibitors are only allowed to sell an animal in one county fair’s sale. 

All livestock exhibitors will be limited to no more than 2 market animals, regardless of species to bring to the fair. First and second year swine exhibitors will be limited to one swine. (If you are in beef or sheep, you may bring one of those as your second animal.)
The Committee will be accepting hair sample kits/tags ONLY for the 2020 fair.

  • Tags cost $11, if you have tags from last year, you can purchase envelops for $6
  • You may purchase the tags from the Extension Office,  located in the Shawano County Courthouse, Room 109.

2020 Weigh Ins

  • Beef – April 4, 9-12pm, Equity, Bonduel
  • Sheep – May 7, 5-6:30pm, Shawano County Fairgrounds
  • No Swine weigh

It is mandatory in 2020 for ALL livestock exhibitors participate in a YQCA training.  More information about this can be found on the website. . Click on the Sign up or Log in Link to register. Be sure to sign in through the 4hOnline option and use your log in information from that. This allows us to track your participation.

Due by August 1 will be the yellow copy of your contract with the animals tied to a specific exhibitor.  When you enter for the fair through FairEntry, please enter the animal(s) you are MOST LIKELY to bring.  (You will be able to change that, if necessary, at Final Weigh In to one of the other animals you marked on that yellow contract).  An example of the completed form is here. Contract – instructions for animal ID

Due by Final Weigh In, your picture. You CAN turn it in earlier to avoid the rush and know that it meets requirements.  Read the blue rules for more information.

Remember, these are only changes from previous years. Refer to the complete Rules handout for all rules pertaining to 2020.

If you have questions, please don’t hesitate contacting the Shawano County 4-H Livestock Committee:

  • Key Chair: Tracie Brede – 715-853-2169
  • Vice Chair: Paul McClone – 715-460-0600
  • Beef Chair: Jeff Kabara – 920-660-9885
  • Swine Chair: Joel Nischke – 715-584-2095
  • Sheep Chair: Terri Dallas – 715-304-9483

Fair Representatives:

  • Beef Superintendent: Ben Brown – 920-604-3558
  • Sheep Superintendent: Eileen Lamb – 715-250-3240
  • Swine Superintendent: Jim Fuhrman – 715-881-0397



Goats (Dairy/Meat)

Horse/Horseless Horse

Llamas/Exotic Animals