FAQ's

FAQ'S

In this section of our website, you will fine commonly asked questions from 4-Hers and families.  If you have a 
question that is not on this section, let us know.  We are here to help.

Beef Questions:
     If I want to show a market beef for fair, when should I purchase the animal?
                       You should be looking for your animal in September.  The animal should be in your possession by November.  
                       It is best to have a steer around the age of 18 months old.  Any earlier you might have some problems with weight gain
                       and development from being weened too early from its mother.

     Who do I buy my animal through?
                       There are lots of options out there.  Contact one of your leader's to get names of credible suppliers.
         
     How much does a steer cost to purchase?  What is a good estimate on the cost of feeding my animal till fair?
                       Beef is hard to predict.  You can spend anywhere from $400 to $2500 in this area for a good animal.  
                       The cost of feed will range from $400 - $1000 depending on grain prices & supplier prices.  
Swine Questions:
    If I want to show a market swine for fair, when should I purchase the animal?
                       It is best to have a supplier in advance.  There is a high demand on good quality bred sows.  You should start
                       looking and researching suppliers in November.  Market pigs are usually born the 3rd week in January.  You will
                       want to reserve yours.  Market pigs are usually ready to be weened in March and/or the first part of April. 

    Who do I buy my animal through?
                      There are lots of options out there.  Contact one of your leader's to get names of credible suppliers.

    How much does a pig cost to purchase?  What is a good estimate on the cost of feeding my animal till fair?
                      Good quality pigs usually cost from $100-$150.  Depending on the feed and current grain prices, your cost will be 
                      around $150 - $200 per animal for feed.  

(More questions to come)
Sheep Questions:




Meat Goat Questions:



Small Animal Questions:



Fair Questions:

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