Youth Livestock Show and Sale Resources
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Getting Started Showing Livestock
Being a beginner can be overwhelming. There is so much to learn and so much to understand. It can be even more overwhelming if you are interested in livestock showing, but don't live on a farm or know who to reach out to. Our Getting Started Showing Livestock Quick Guide will get you started off on the correct path. Review the guide and begin to plan your journey!
Recordkeeping is one of the most important parts of a livestock project. You'll need the information to complete your 4-H or FFA project book, but you'll also need the information to evaluate your project expenses, income and profit/loss. Keeping good records is the foundation of successful farming and can help you plan your future projects.
Download our Project Animal Record Book
You'll be able to track the following:
- Project animal information
- Project exhibits
- Feed expenses
- Health and veterinary expenses
- Sale animal income
- Other income
- Financial summary
READ MORE: Check out our blog article on the Ins & Outs of Youth Record Keeping
How to Market Your Animal From Start to Finish
Browse our Showbox Videos:
- How to Market Your Show Animal
- Anatomy of a Good Buyers Letter
- Anatomy of a Good Thank you Letter
- How to Address an Envelope
|Anatomy of a Good Buyers Letter - PDF||Anatomy of a Good Thank You Letter - PDF||How to Address an Envelope - PDF|
Retail Value of a Market Animal - These make great handouts for buyers.
|When is a Steak More Than a Steak - PDF||When is a Ham More Than a Ham - PDF||When is a Lamb Chop More Than a Lamb Chop - PDF|
Benefits of Buying a Market Animal Brochure - Hand out this brochure to potential buyers.
- Print double-sided and tri-fold
Benefits of Buying Local - Brochure
Dress and Handshake Guides
The Business Handshake
Women's Dress Codes (Gardner-Webb University)
Men's Dress Codes (Gardner-Webb University)
Additional Knowledge Center Resources
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