Swine

County Fair

The county fair . . . what a great time it is! Every summer, families flock to county fairs to see the latest 4-H project exhibits. Exhibiting is a fun and educational way for youth to showcase their project work to judges and to the public. Judging materials are supported by Bill Shaw in memory of his wife, Shirley.

County Fair Exhibit Ideas for the Swine Project

Judging 4-H Livestock Projects

Related Links

There’s so much more to learn in the 4-H Swine Project. Just follow these links!

National Animal Identification System
 
Information on how this important new livestock animal identification system is being implemented in Wisconsin.

National Junior Swine Association
For youth, ages 21 and under, with an interest in Duroc, Hampshire, Landrace and Yorkshire breeds of swine. Association offers a variety of opportunities including leadership conferences, scholarship programs, and national and regional junior shows with educational contests.

National Pork Board
Board dedicated to promoting pork, increasing demand, expanding markets, and providing information for all pork producers.

National Pork Producers Council
Council dedicated to enhancing the success of U.S. pork producers and other industry stakeholders. Site links to a series of programs designed to address issues affecting pork from production to consumer demand.

National Swine Registry
Swine Registry representing Yorkshires, Hampshires, Durocs and American Landrace breeds. NSR’s services include litter registrations, performance pedigrees, breed promotion and marketing assistance.

Saddle and Sirloin Club: Swine
UW-Madison student club that organizes and administers the Little International Horse Show, Badger Kick-off Classic Steer and Heifer Show, and the Badger Bonanza Lamb Show. The group also sponsors Swine Project Awards to help beginning 4-H or FFA members get started in the swine industry.

UW-Extension Animal Sciences: Swine
UW-Extension Animal Sciences Swine site with additional links to many swine education and resource centers, organizations, and libraries.

UW-Extension Animal Sciences: Youth
UW-Extension Animal Sciences Youth Extension site with additional links to the State Specialist, the calendar, MAQA information, State Fair results, and more.

Wisconsin Pork Association
Association that strives to find new ways to promote consumer appreciation of pork.

Project Materials and Support

Swine Project Materials

For more information on the 4-H Swine Project, contact the following:

UW-Extension Youth Livestock Specialist: Bernie O’Rourke