Wyoming 4-H Youth Development Program
University of Wyoming Extension
Wyoming 4-H Herdsmanship Information
Herdsmanship is an opportunity for youth to be recognized for taking pride in representing themselves and their county 4-H program by creating an environment that is safe and clean for animals and the general public.
- Participation is arranged by each County 4-H Educator.
- Each county will be evaluated as a group for species they select. Available options include beef, sheep, swine, and goats.
- To meet the educational and safety goals of the Wyoming 4-H program, youth are encouraged to request help from fellow members, adult volunteers, friends, and family members if necessary.
Guidelines & Evaluation
- The evaluation committee will consist of adult volunteers.
- Committee members will complete their evaluations every day between 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. and/or between 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.
- If evaluators cannot find your county’s pens, your group will not be evaluated.
- Completed evaluation forms will be available in the County Educator’s mail box each day.
- Review the evaluation form for specific criteria and the points associated with each. If evaluated twice in one day, the higher score will be used.
- Counties with consistently acceptable conditions (minimum of 70 points) throughout State Fair will win an ice cream party on Saturday afternoon.
- Results will be announced on Saturday afternoon.