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The 4-H Livestock Program provides youth with a unique opportunity to utilize animals and educational projects to enhance youth development. Youth learn about responsibility, decision making, record keeping, and good sportsmanship.

“The animal is the tool, youth development is the goal.”

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Beef

Beef

Important Documents & Links

Project Resources

Competition Rules

IMPORTANT – It is the individual members responsibility to fully understand ALL rules for competitions they are entering. 

Awards & Scholarships


Meat Quality Assurance (MQA)

MANDATORY for

  • All first year project members exhibiting any livestock project are required to attend quality assurance training. This does include all poultry and rabbit members.
  • Members in their first year in the Senior division (14-18) exhibiting any livestock project are required to attend quality assurance training. This does include all poultry and rabbit members.

If you are required to attend MQA  training and fail to do so, you will not be allowed to show livestock at the current year Douglas County Fair & Rodeo or Colorado State Fair.

  • 4-H MQA Policy
  • 2022 Dates Coming Soon
    • We are asking those youth not in Douglas County 4-H to email Kirsten to confirm attendance and please pay $2/youth. Kirsten.Cowan@Colostate.edu

Members who are not able to attend the Douglas County Training are able to attend another counties MQA Training.  HOWEVER, you must contact the counties extension office to ask permission to attend and to confirm the dates are correct.


Beef Project Events

Coming Soon!

Outside County OpportunitiesFront Range Regional 4-H Calendar

Be sure to subscribe to the weekly Douglas County 4-H Blast for the latest opportunties!


Beef Educational Resources

Remember – No one method is right for every person and animal. Take everything with a grain of salt and build your toolbox of knowledge. Pick and choose what will work best for you and your current animal!

IMPORTANT Some resources are from other universities, states, counties, and programs. Please use them for their educational value, but ALWAYS be sure to check with local rules and guidelines.

General Livestock Educational Resources

Livestock Nutrition Resources

Meat Quality Assurance Resources

Steer Resources


Goat

Goat

Important Documents & Links

Project Resources

Competition Rules

IMPORTANT – It is the individual members responsibility to fully understand ALL rules for competitions they are entering. 

Awards & Scholarships


Meat Quality Assurance (MQA)

MANDATORY for

  • All first year project members exhibiting any livestock project are required to attend quality assurance training. This does include all poultry and rabbit members.
  • Members in their first year in the Senior division (14-18) exhibiting any livestock project are required to attend quality assurance training. This does include all poultry and rabbit members.

If you are required to attend MQA  training and fail to do so, you will not be allowed to show livestock at the current year Douglas County Fair & Rodeo or Colorado State Fair.

  • 4-H MQA Policy
  • 2022 Dates Coming Soon
    • We are asking those youth not in Douglas County 4-H to email Kirsten to confirm attendance and please pay $2/youth. Kirsten.Cowan@Colostate.edu

Members who are not able to attend the Douglas County Training are able to attend another counties MQA Training.  HOWEVER, you must contact the counties extension office to ask permission to attend and to confirm the dates are correct.


Goat Project Events

Coming Soon!

Outside County OpportunitiesFront Range Regional 4-H Calendar

Be sure to subscribe to the weekly Douglas County 4-H Blast for the latest opportunties!


Goat Educational Resources

Remember – No one method is right for every person and animal. Take everything with a grain of salt and build your toolbox of knowledge. Pick and choose what will work best for you and your current animal!

IMPORTANT Some resources are from other universities, states, counties, and programs. Please use them for their educational value, but ALWAYS be sure to check with local rules and guidelines.

General Livestock Educational Resources

Meat Quality Assurance Resources

Livestock Nutrition Resources

Goat Resources

Sheep

Sheep

Important Documents & Links

Project Resources

Competition Rules

IMPORTANT – It is the individual members responsibility to fully understand ALL rules for competitions they are entering. 

Awards & Scholarships


Meat Quality Assurance (MQA)

MANDATORY for

  • All first year project members exhibiting any livestock project are required to attend quality assurance training. This does include all poultry and rabbit members.
  • Members in their first year in the Senior division (14-18) exhibiting any livestock project are required to attend quality assurance training. This does include all poultry and rabbit members.

If you are required to attend MQA  training and fail to do so, you will not be allowed to show livestock at the current year Douglas County Fair & Rodeo or Colorado State Fair.

  • 4-H MQA Policy
  • 2022 Dates Coming Soon
    • We are asking those youth not in Douglas County 4-H to email Kirsten to confirm attendance and please pay $2/youth. Kirsten.Cowan@Colostate.edu

Members who are not able to attend the Douglas County Training are able to attend another counties MQA Training.  HOWEVER, you must contact the counties extension office to ask permission to attend and to confirm the dates are correct.


Sheep Project Events

Coming Soon!

Outside County OpportunitiesFront Range Regional 4-H Calendar

Be sure to subscribe to the weekly Douglas County 4-H Blast for the latest opportunties!


Sheep Educational Resources

Remember – No one method is right for every person and animal. Take everything with a grain of salt and build your toolbox of knowledge. Pick and choose what will work best for you and your current animal!

IMPORTANT Some resources are from other universities, states, counties, and programs. Please use them for their educational value, but ALWAYS be sure to check with local rules and guidelines.

General Livestock Educational Resources

Meat Quality Assurance Resources

Livestock Nutrition Resources

Sheep Resources

Poultry

Poultry

Important Documents & Links

Project Resources

Competition Rules

IMPORTANT – It is the individual members responsibility to fully understand ALL rules for competitions they are entering. 

Awards & Scholarships


Meat Quality Assurance (MQA)

MANDATORY for

  • All first year project members exhibiting any livestock project are required to attend quality assurance training. This does include all poultry and rabbit members.
  • Members in their first year in the Senior division (14-18) exhibiting any livestock project are required to attend quality assurance training. This does include all poultry and rabbit members.

If you are required to attend MQA  training and fail to do so, you will not be allowed to show livestock at the current year Douglas County Fair & Rodeo or Colorado State Fair.

  • 4-H MQA Policy
  • 2022 Dates Coming Soon
    • We are asking those youth not in Douglas County 4-H to email Kirsten to confirm attendance and please pay $2/youth. Kirsten.Cowan@Colostate.edu

Members who are not able to attend the Douglas County Training are able to attend another counties MQA Training.  HOWEVER, you must contact the counties extension office to ask permission to attend and to confirm the dates are correct.


Poultry Project Events

Coming Soon!

Outside County OpportunitiesFront Range Regional 4-H Calendar

Be sure to subscribe to the weekly Douglas County 4-H Blast for the latest opportunties!


Poultry Educational Resources

Remember – No one method is right for every person and animal. Take everything with a grain of salt and build your toolbox of knowledge. Pick and choose what will work best for you and your current animal!

IMPORTANT Some resources are from other universities, states, counties, and programs. Please use them for their educational value, but ALWAYS be sure to check with local rules and guidelines.

General Livestock Educational Resources

Meat Quality Assurance Resources

Livestock Nutrition Resources

Poultry Resources

Swine

Swine

Important Documents & Links

Project Resources

Competition Rules

IMPORTANT – It is the individual members responsibility to fully understand ALL rules for competitions they are entering. 

Awards & Scholarships


Meat Quality Assurance (MQA)

MANDATORY for

  • All first year project members exhibiting any livestock project are required to attend quality assurance training. This does include all poultry and rabbit members.
  • Members in their first year in the Senior division (14-18) exhibiting any livestock project are required to attend quality assurance training. This does include all poultry and rabbit members.

If you are required to attend MQA  training and fail to do so, you will not be allowed to show livestock at the current year Douglas County Fair & Rodeo or Colorado State Fair.

  • 4-H MQA Policy
  • 2022 Dates Coming Soon
    • We are asking those youth not in Douglas County 4-H to email Kirsten to confirm attendance and please pay $2/youth. Kirsten.Cowan@Colostate.edu

Members who are not able to attend the Douglas County Training are able to attend another counties MQA Training.  HOWEVER, you must contact the counties extension office to ask permission to attend and to confirm the dates are correct.


Swine Project Events

Coming Soon!

Outside County OpportunitiesFront Range Regional 4-H Calendar

Be sure to subscribe to the weekly Douglas County 4-H Blast for the latest opportunties!


Swine Educational Resources

Remember – No one method is right for every person and animal. Take everything with a grain of salt and build your toolbox of knowledge. Pick and choose what will work best for you and your current animal!

IMPORTANT Some resources are from other universities, states, counties, and programs. Please use them for their educational value, but ALWAYS be sure to check with local rules and guidelines.

General Livestock Educational Resources

Meat Quality Assurance Resources

Livestock Nutrition Resources

Swine Resources

Resources

Douglas County Junior Livestock June Show

2021 Dates ~ Friday, June 4th & Saturday, June 5th
DC Fairgrounds

Market Steer, Market Goats, Market Lambs, Dairy/Pygmy/Fiber Goats and Showmanship
*More Info Coming Soon!*


Douglas County Fair and Rodeo

www.FairAndRodeoFun.com


Ultrasound Presentation presented at the 2019 Douglas County Fair & Rodeo. Created by Paul Clayton


Livestock Education Grant (L.E.G. Up) 

The Douglas County Fair Foundation in partnership with the Douglas County Fair Board and Douglas County 4-H is proud to present the Livestock Educational Grant Program.  The Livestock Educational Grant Program will provide a deserving 4-H or FFA member the opportunity to have a livestock project and raise an animal. The Douglas County Fair Board supports the Livestock Educational Grant Program by providing knowledgeable livestock industry advisers to participants and the opportunity to show and sell their project animal at the Douglas County Fair & Rodeo.  Participants will learn, by doing, how to care for, raise, feed and sell a market animal.  Sponsors will be able to contribute to the community and provide youth with an opportunity to increase their education, learn responsibility, and improve their citizenship.  

Congratulations to the 2020-2021 Grant Recipients

  • Goat winner – Sofia Foss
  • Sheep winners – Peyton Holt & Isabella Gibson
  • Swine winners – Preston Holt & Sierra Holt
  • Steer winners – Audrey Griffith & Clara Griffith

More information on the Douglas County Fair Foundation & the L.E.G. Up Grant!


Livestock Learning Kits

Are you taking a new livestock project this year? You can learn all about a variety of animals by checking out one of our Livestock Learning Kits. We have swine, sheep, goat, horse, poultry, rabbit, and dog.

To check out a kit, simply come to the 4-H office during business hours. There is a $50 deposit fee that you get back once the kit is returned. Beat the rush and check one out soon!


Colorado Premise Identification

Colorado Premise Identification – for ALL livestock and horse owners

Premise identification is voluntary for Douglas County 4-H members. However, if you plan to attend the Colorado State Fair, it is mandatory. Livestock production is vitally important to the U.S. and Colorado’s economy. In today’s global market and with the number of animal disease outbreaks that have been reported around the globe the past decade, there is a need for quick and accurate traceability back to the point of disease introduction. The USDA has created an easy way to identify premises with the goal of tracing disease within 48 hours.

So what does this mean to you? All premises with livestock and poultry (including horses) needs to get registered with a seven-character number. All you have to do is register online or fill out a simple card asking for name, owner, address, telephone number, operation type and types of livestock. If you have additional questions, please call the Colorado Animal ID Toll Free Line at 1-877-842-0102.