Every year, thousands of youth across the country raise pigs and show them off at local exhibitions and county and state fairs. These experiences allow young people to learn about animal care and management, and also allow the public the rare opportunity to observe pig care and behavior.
4-H Youth Development must place an importance on developing “youth experience” versus “contest participation and competition."
Proper identification of animals helps create an honest record keeping system. With current DNA blood typing procedures animals can be identified through parentage, but when it comes to everyday practices on the farm or ranch a good tattoo can be a huge time saver in the event of a lost ear tag.
View results, recognition and photos from 4-H competitions at the annual South Dakota State Fair in Huron, South Dakota.