Animal Nutrition

Flagler County 4-H members learn in-depth livestock care

4-H livestock projects provide a unique educational experience for youth. While there are many valuable life skills to gain through such projects, basic animal care and management are the most important. With any livestock project, youth are responsible for providing proper healthcare and nutrition to their animal, the same as a livestock producer with hundreds of animals. Many of our 4-H youth are currently raising steer, heifer, swine, wether, pullet and rabbit market projects for the Flagler County Fair and Youth Show and Sale in April.

All animals are judged on their overall market value in any market livestock show. A professional can tell if an animal was raised with quality healthcare and nutrition by the visual appearance of the live animal. Youth who spend several years in livestock projects should have a more in-depth understanding of what goes into raising and caring for a quality market animal.