Proficiency Day, January 6, 2018
Livestock Proficiency Day is a one day clinic test specie knowledge and pass levels to earn medals. Members will need to be present for the showmanship and judging clinics to pass, so plan to stay for through lunch. Results to be returned at the end of the event. 4-H will utilize the knowledge and skills of MJC students as teachers and coaches experienced in dairy, swine, sheep, beef, dairy goats, and meat goats. Identification and written tests will be done on site.
- Ag Pavilion, MJC West Campus
- January 6, 2018
- Registration: 7:45 to 8:15 am, Activities Begin: 8:30 am
- Entry Fee: FREE
- Pre-registration required and due by December 15, 2017.
- Only one specie and one level may be tested per year.
- You must be present at the clinics to pass the level.
4-H’ers don’t need to be enrolled in one of the livestock projects to participate. We do not keep records on partial completion of levels, therefore members take all parts of the level on each attempt to pass.
Large Animal Livestock Proficiency Online Registration for 2018 Closed
Entries limited to 1 specie, single level. Must be present at Level One Showmanship to complete the level. Check your current level: Click Here
You must have passed the previous level to take any level above level one. Leaders may sign an authorization for members to begin testing at Level II instead of Level I, however this is not recommended.
Livestock Learning Lab Check-Out Procedure
Stanislaus 4-H has purchased the Ohio State Livestock Learning Labs for Beef, Dairy, Goat, Sheep and Swine. To see them CLICK HERE. These kits make great topics for project meeting and have sections such as Anatomy, Breeds, Conformation, Medicines, and Animal Handling. Each section of the Learning Lab requires a $100 deposit to take home.
Contents of Each Kit:
- Beef Learning Lab Contents
- Dairy Learning Lab Contents
- Goat Learning Lab Contents
- Sheep Learning Lab Contents
- Swine Learning Lab Contents
Marketing Your Animal
If you missed the Marketing Workshop at the 2010 Livestock Proficiency Day, the handout can be downloaded here: Outline for a Buyer Letter
Outstanding Exhibitor Form for the Fair (All Species)
Application will be posted on the fair website soon.
Entries are done online on the fair's website when you enter your animals. Turn in your record book and forms at least 24 hours prior to the interview time to the Livestock office at the Fairground.
Small Animal Field Day -- Rabbit, Cavy, Poultry
Stanislaus County Agriculture Center
3800 Cornucopia Way, Modesto, California 95358
Tentative: April 28, 2018--9 am to 1 pm. Check-in at 8:45
For planning and to have enough materials, pre-registration is requested.
Same day registration will be accepted. Registration coming soon.
Learn About ...
¨ Breed ID
¨ Knowledge Bowl
¨ Care of Your Animals
¨ Prizes and Awards
¨ Activity room for Primary Members 9-11 am
¨ ARBA Opportunities- including scholarships and awards!
¨ Randall’s Rabbit Ranch will bring cages and supplies for sale
The event is open to 4-H, FFA and all other interested youth from any county.
Advanced Livestock Record- Beef, Sheep, Swine, Meat Goat, Dairy Cattle, Dairy Goat
Advanced Livestock Record-Rabbits (New 2007 thanks to Amanda Bailey, Emerald Star Project)
Supplemental Record Form Rabbit(Word Doc)
Small Animal Proficiency Program
The Small Animal Committee and the Leader's Council voted on and approved a new format for the Proficiency Levels. In place of the past Proficiency Day there is now a Proficiency Program that can be done through out the year. The committee feels this new format will help give project leader's goals for their members to obtain throughout their project.
Rabbit Proficiency Check-Off Sheets:
STANISLAUS COUNTY RABBIT PROFICIENCY PROGRAM Level 1
STANISLAUS COUNTY RABBIT PROFICIENCY PROGRAM Level 2
STANISLAUS COUNTY RABBIT PROFICIENCY PROGRAM Level 3
STANISLAUS COUNTY RABBIT PROFICIENCY PROGRAM Level 4
Cavy Proficiency Check-Off Sheets
STANISLAUS COUNTY CAVY PROFICIENCY PROGRAM Level 1
STANISLAUS COUNTY CAVY PROFICIENCY PROGRAM Level 2
STANISLAUS COUNTY CAVY PROFICIENCY PROGRAM Level 3
STANISLAUS COUNTY CAVY PROFICIENCY PROGRAM Level 4
Poultry Proficiency Check-Off Sheets
STANISLAUS COUNTY POULTRY PROFICIENCY PROGRAM Level 1
STANISLAUS COUNTY POULTRY PROFICIENCY PROGRAM Level 2
STANISLAUS COUNTY POULTRY PROFICIENCY PROGRAM Level 3
STANISLAUS COUNTY POULTRY PROFICIENCY PROGRAM Level 4
Dog Proficiency Check-Off Sheets