The dairy cattle project is a great way to learn about the dairy industry and milk production, animal nutrition, health and reproduction. Dairy project participants can demonstrate their knowledge and abilities at dairy cattle shows from the local to national level, in public speaking contests and in dairy cattle judging.
You will explore all areas of the industry such as animal husbandry, livestock selection, health, and care. You can also compete with beef cattle at local, county, state, and national cattle shows.
There are so many people more than willing to help you out, both local families and your county extension office. In this project you will learn:
- Proper nutrition
- Proper care for your animal
- Decision making
And you can also learn through various other opportunities:
- Public Speaking
- Community Service
Major Livestock Shows in Texas
Ages open to all regular 4-H members
There are several opportunities in the summer and spring to show at the major livestock shows in Texas. It is a long-standing tradition and a great learning experience. You are able to compete against people from across the state.
Roundup Public Speaking
Grades: Senior – 9‐12
Public speaking is something that is very important no matter what industry or career that you choose to go into. Through public speaking, you are able to present a topic in the beef project through a speech or demonstration. This is a contest that will help your student learn more about his or her project while getting the opportunity to compete on a state level. Held at 4-H Roundup each year, competitors must qualify through their district in order to compete at this event.