Quality does count when it comes to how you raise and show your livestock project. Too often we get caught up in the hardware. What in the world is hardware you ask? Well, those are the dinner plate-sized buckles, rainbow coloroed ribbons, and sky-high trophies. It’s also the cold hard cash.
Livestock projects are intended to be a tool to teach youth how to raise breeding or market animals…period. Somewhere along the way livestock shows have gotten away from its original purpose of helping educate our youth so that they know and can apply such skills as selection, feeding, marketing, breeding, and record-keeping. It is time to refocus on what is important.