Livestock Club

4-H livestock programs and projects have a long history in Kentucky.  These livestock activities provide youth with opportunities to learn about livestock and develop the life skills that are needed to be positive contributors to society.  Through livestock programs and projects youth learn about livestock selection and evaluation, nutrition and feeding, health and daily care, reproduction, marketing, career opportunities, and much more.  In addition, youth learn the importance of hard work and responsibility, and also develop important life skills such as critical thinking, decision-making, and communication.

Currently, the Breckinridge County Youth Livestock Club meets monthly with activities to help members complete beef, goat, lamb, and swine projects. Many local youth show livestock at the County Fair, District Shows, and KY State Fair, gaining experience caring for and showing livestock, while developing leadership, teamwork, communication, and other life skills.