Are You Into It?
In the 4-H swine project you can learn about breeds, health care, production, management, showmanship, marketing and careers.
- Learn the basic principles of animal science by owning, caring for, and keeping records on one or more head of livestock
- Gain knowledge of sound breeding, feeding, and management practices
- Learn nutritive value of swine products and promote their use
Here's What You Can Do All Year!
Take Swine Further!
Here are other opportunities to explore Swine:
Visit a local feed mill and see how feed ingredients are mixed, weighed and blended to make a complete ration
Compare feed tags from different companies
Visit a local meat locker or local grocery meat case to observe preparation and packaging
Learn how to evaluate meat cuts, quality grade, yield grade and how these affect taste and cost
Ride with a local veterinarian to learn about animal health
Attend a swine show to listen to a judge give oral reasons and witness the differences in judging hogs
Participate in a judging team
Tour a hog operation
Research swine by-products
Is it fair time? Consider showing in your County Fair swine show or the Kansas State Fair.
Contact your county KSU Extension Office for other local workshops, activities, and events
Interested in a college education in animal science or veterinary medicine? Schedule a visit with Kansas State University to explore those majors. www.ksu.edu