Showing an animal at the county fair is an educational and memorable experience
for youth in the 4-H Livestock projects.
Showing livestock builds confidence and character in young people.
Families are encouraged to have realistic conversations about the time and other resources that animal projects require. Animal projects will take a minimum of one hour daily to care for the basic needs, such as feeding, watering and vet care of the animal. Market beef projects typically start in November or December and continue through until July or August. Pig, sheep and goat market projects start in April or May and continue through July or August. Training and preparing an animal for show will take several additional hours per day. Breeding projects are a year-round commitment for both the member and family.
Rules and Regulations (updates for current 4-H year coming soon)
The Livestock Committee developed Rules and Regulation for each of the Livestock Project areas to help members know what to expect throughout the year and at fair. Download your specific project Rules and Regulations for the Fair. Please print from the following links. These are also available at the Extension Office.
- once for youth 13 and under and
- once for youth 14 and over.
In order for you to show your market animal for sale at the Ravalli County Fair, it must be tagged and weighed in. Read the 4-H newsletter for event details.
- Beef Weigh In - First Saturday in January
- Swine Weigh In - Saturday, May 16, 8 AM - 1 PM at the Ravalli County Fairgrounds
- Sheep/Goat Weigh In - Wednesday, May 27, 5-8 PM at the Ravalli County Fairgrounds