Youth Livestock Resources

  • There are quite a few helpful documents available from Texas A&M University with information on everything from beef projects to livestock judging to meats judging.
  • The Ohio State University also has helpful resource handbooks for each of the livestock species; I would highly recommend these books for information related to stockmens or skillathon - Goat Resource Handbook.  

Oral Reasons


  • Oklahoma State University Department of Animal Science maintains a web site that includes a vast collection of information about breeds of livestock. There are many rare breeds shown as well as the more common ones.

Quiz Questions



Katherine Carter
Extension Youth Animal Science Specialist
(540) 231-2257

Jennifer Redifer
Extension Program Associate-Youth Animal Science
(540) 231-6345

Scott Greiner
(540) 231-9159


Virginia 4-H Livestock Programs Endowment

The Virginia 4-H Foundation is spearheading the advancement of the Virginia 4-H Youth Livestock Programs Endowment. 4-H livestock programming is funded through a combination of private gifts, endowment income, gifts in kind, and participant fees.

More information>>