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Livestock Proficiency

2025 Proficiency Day

Date: TBA

Livestock Proficiency Day is a one day clinic to test species knowledge and pass levels to earn medals. Members must be present for the showmanship and judging clinics to pass, so plan to stay 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.

  • Location: Ag Pavilion, MJC West Campus
  • Date: TBA
  • Registration: Coming soon!
  • QR Code (Registraton): Coming soon! 
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  • Entry Fee: FREE
  • Pre-registration is required and due by TBA
  • Only one species and one level may be tested per year
  • You must be present at the clinics to pass the level

4-H members do not need to be enrolled in one of the livestock projects to participate. We do not keep records on the partial completion of levels, therefore members take all parts of the level on each attempt to pass.  

CLICK HERE FOR TESTS FOR BEEF, DAIRY CATTLE, SWINE, SHEEP, MEAT GOATS, AND DAIRY GOATS

Entries are limited to 1 species, single level. Must be present at Level One Showmanship to complete the level. 

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 meetings 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:

 

Outstanding Exhibitor Form for the Fair (All Species)

The application will be posted on the fair website soon.

Entries are done online on the fair website when you enter your animals. Turn in your record book and forms at least 24 hours before the interview time to the Livestock office at the Fairground.  

Advanced Livestock Record- Beef, Sheep, Swine, Meat Goat, Dairy Cattle, Dairy Goat

Advanced Livestock Record Form-PDF
Advanced Livestock Record Form-Word Doc

Advanced Livestock Record-Rabbits (New 2007 thanks to Amanda Bailey, Emerald Star Project)
Supplemental Record Form Rabbit (Word Doc)

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Small Animal Skills Day  Rabbit, Cavy and Poultry

 

Date: February 11, 2024

Registration Link: https://surveys.ucanr.edu/survey.cfm?surveynumber=42118 

Rabbit Proficiency Check-Off Sheets:

Proficiency Level 1

Proficiency Level 2

Proficiency Level 3

Proficiency 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

STANISLAUS COUNTY DOG PROFICIENCY PROGRAM Level 1
STANISLAUS COUNTY DOG PROFICIENCY PROGRAM Level 2
STANISLAUS COUNTY DOG PROFICIENCY PROGRAM Level 3
STANISLAUS COUNTY DOG PROFICIENCY PROGRAM Level 4