Youth Projects

Youth Beef Publications

Beef Skillathon

Basic Considerations for Junior Beef Cattle Projects by Stephen Hammack & Jason Cleere

Carcass Contest Results

Characteristics of 2013-Top Placing Steers at Houston by Stephen Hammack

Feeds and Feeding for Junior Beef Cattle Projects by Stephen Hammack

Fundamentals of Evaluating Market Steers by Brandon Callis and Jake Franke

Managing Beef Cattle for Show by Larry Boleman, Dennis Herd & Chris Boleman

Previous Major Show Steer Weight Breaks by Jason Cleere

Right from the Start: Safety Awareness for the Next Generation of Livestock Producers

Sick Calves: How Do You Know? by Stephen Hammack

Texas Show Steer Breed Classification by Jason Cleere, J.D. Ragland, E.L. Schneider & Stephen Hammack

The Facts on Optaflexx™ by Jason Cleere

The Facts about Zilmax™ for Show Steers and Market Show Heifers by Jason Cleere

Trends in Junior Steer Characteristics – Houston Livestock Show by Stephen Hammack

Use of Preventative & Therapeutic Drugs in Show Animals by Floron Faries


Youth Horse Publications

Feeding and Caring for a Three-Year-Old 4-H Futurity Horse by Teri Antilley & Dennis Sigler

Feeding and Caring for a Two-Year-Old 4-H Futurity Horse by Teri Antilley & Dennis Sigler

Feeding and Caring for a Yearling 4-H Futurity Horse by Teri Antilley & Dennis Sigler

Texas 4-H Horse Quiz Bowl Supplement

Youth and Collegiate Horse Judging Leader Guide by Teri Antilley & Clay Cavinder

Youth and Collegiate Horse Judging Leader Guide (CD) by Teri Antilley & Clay Cavinder

Youth and Collegiate Horse Judging Manual by Teri Antilley & Clay Cavinder

Youth and Collegiate Horse Judge Manual (CD) by Teri Antilley & Clay Cavinder


Youth Livestock Judging Publications

Approach to Placing a Market Steer Class by Chris Skaggs & Chris Boleman

Breeding Beef Cattle Judging Outline by Larry Boleman

Breeding Swine Selection by Chris Skaggs & Chris Boleman

Evaluating Market Steers from a Grading Standpoint by Chris Boleman

Evaluating Market Swine by Chris Boleman

Fundamentals of Evaluating Market Steers by Brandon Callis and Jake Franke

Inspecting & Handling Sheep in Judging by Chris Skaggs & Chris Boleman

Livestock Judging Contest Scoring Procedures by Chris Skaggs & Chris Boleman

Presentation of Oral Reasons by Chris Boleman

Proper Handling of Market Lambs by Jake Franke

Reasons Terminology for Breeding Cattle by Chris Skaggs & Chris Boleman

Reasons Terminology for Market Lambs by Chris Skaggs & Chris Boleman

Reasons Terminology for Market Steers by Chris Skaggs & Chris Boleman

Sample Sets of Livestock Judging Oral Reasons by Former Members of the TAMU Livestock Judging Team

Using Expected Progeny Difference (EPD) & Scenarios in Livestock Judging Contests by Chris Boleman

Why Judging Beef Cattle is Important by Larry Boleman


Youth Meat Judging Publications & Study Guides

4-H Meat Judging Web site

2004 Practice Meat Judging Contest Classes & Results (Study Guide)

2004 Practice Meat Judging Contest ID Results & Question Classes

2003 Practice Meat Judging Contest Classes & Results (Study Guide)

2002 Meat Judging Contest Classes & Results (Study Guide)


Youth Sheep & Goat Publications

2013 Study Guide Outline

2013 Sheep Skillathon Point Distribution

2013 Sheep Skillathon Speech Topics

4-H Meat Goat Guide by Frank Craddock & Ross Stultz

4-H Show Lamb Guide by Frank Craddock & Ross Stultz

Keeping Your Lamb Healthy by Shawn Ramsey

Major Show Weight Breaks – Goat

Major Show Weight Breaks – Lamb

Market Lamb Classification Standards (Revised 1996)

Proper Handling of Market Lambs by Jake Franke

Selection of Prospect Market Lambs by Shawn Ramsey

What Goes in the Lamb Showbox by Jackie Townsend

Carcass Contest Results


Youth Swine Publications

Baby Pig Basics by Jodi Sterle

Carcass Quality – Why is it Important? by Jodi Sterle

Diarrheal Disease in Show Swine by Bruce Lawhorn

Elimination of the Porcine Stress Gene: What the Show Pig Industry Needs to Know by Jodi Sterle

From the Ground Up: Importance of Structural Soundness by Jodi Sterle

From Pen to Plate: Carcass Composition of Market Hogs by Jodi Sterle

Keeping Show Gilts as Replacementsby Jodi Sterle

Paylean Use in Show Pigs by Jodi Sterle

Preventing Drug Residues in Livestock by Jodi Sterle

Preventing Lameness in Show Pigs by Jodi Sterle

Providing a Safe, Wholesome Product: Administration of Medications to Ensure Safety & Quality by Jodi Sterle

Starting Them Off Right! Getting Your New Show Pigs on the Right Track by Jodi Sterle

The Facts About Paylean – Ractopamine for Swine by Jodi Sterle

The Frequency of the Porcine Stress Gene in Texas Show Pigs by Jodi Sterle

Texas 4-H Swine Guide

Youth Pork Quality Assurance Program Slides & Script by Jodi Sterle & Rachel Williams

Carcass Contest Results

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