2021 Dixie National Junior Round-Up Premium Book for Web (download PDF)
Western National 4-H Roundup (download PDF)
Judging and Oral Reasons
Intro to Livestock Judging and Oral Reasons (download PDF)
Livestock Judging Sites (download PDF) Note: Some of the links in this pdf may not work.
Meat Identification Study and Test Guides
This is one of the most educational and popular activities of the 4-H Red Meats project. The purpose of this contest is for 4- H’ers to develop an appreciation for red meats as a protein source and to become better informed as consumers. They will learn how to recognize various cuts and quality grades of meat, how to shop wisely, and how to cook meats appropriately.
Our State 4-H Meats Judging Contest is held during 4-H Congress.
Meat ID Study Guide (download PPT)
Meat ID Study Guide (download PDF)
Meat ID Test Guide (download PPT)
Meat ID Test Sheet (download PDF)
Dairy goats make up a niche market of the Mississippi livestock industry, but their popularity is growing across the state. Interest has grown among 4-H livestock program members, people who participate in various other showmanship contests and people who want goat milk products.
The Dixie National Sale of Junior Champions began in 1969 as a conversation between two Mississippi State University livestock specialists dedicated to building better youth through livestock programs.
On a rainy day in early autumn, hundreds of people packed into the Mississippi State University Joe Bearden Dairy Center to learn where their milk, butter, yogurt, and ice cream come from. (File Photo by Kat Lawrence)
It was inevitable that Lauren Bryant would at least try 4-H.
Her father’s family has been active in the Mississippi State University Extension Service 4-H Youth Development Program for two generations. And she has attended 4-H events since she was a toddler.
Now, the 11-year-old is showing her own livestock and participating in various 4-H activities through the Extension Service in Tippah County.
“Lauren is a third-generation 4-H’er,” explained her mother, Leigh Bryant. “Her granddad and her daddy were both 4-H’ers.”
Four generations of 4-H’ers span the century
Mississippi State University Extension celebrated its centennial in 2014. The organization has touched countless lives in the last 100 years, including four generations of 4-H’ers in one family
For the 50th anniversary of the sale, the record-breaking total amount earned was $382,775. While the animals in the sale are impressive, the 4-H’ers are even more astounding.
When FARMtastic makes its rounds over South Mississippi, residents, businesses, schools, and community organizations come together to ensure that participants have a great time.
Greg Chambers is one Mississippi producer who’s focused on innovating. Whether he’s growing soybeans and wheat on his Prentiss County property or raising cattle and goats on other acres, Chambers is always looking for a better, more efficient way of doing things.