4-H Species Clinic/Showmanship Clinic
The West Region Lamb, Goat & Swine training is intended to provide an educational opportunity for new or experienced families (4-H) participating in a livestock project. The main purpose is to teach the basic principals of livestock management as they relate to facility maintenance, selection, nutrition, animal health, handling, showmanship and transportation.
“Quality Assurance” programs are discussed to ensure the safe and legal use of drugs or medications to facilitate the ethical care, development and exhibition of livestock.
Parents and leaders are encouraged to remember that livestock projects (regardless of species) are to be used as tools in the process of youth development. The youth are learning skills hat will impact their entire life and ultimately everyone around them.