The 4-H Livestock Program provides opportunities for 4-H members to select, care for, train, and show their very own animal. The Livestock program in McMinn County includes: beef and dairy cattle, market hogs, sheep, poultry*, horses*, and goats. 4-Her's can participate in all levels of competition from county events, to larger regional and state events.
There is a strict time line for selecting and tagging animals for these events, so please contact Cayci Leamon at the UT Extension Office at 745-2852, if you do not find the information you need below. Entry forms and the lease agreement form are located near the bottom of the page.
- Chick Chain Applications will be accepted beginning February 3, 2017 - Download the application Chick Chain App 2017.doc
2017 Dates of Importance
State Market Hog Show January 16-18, 2017
Knoxville Spring Cattle Expo April 21-22, 2017 Knoxville, TN
Region Horse Show June 1-3, 2017
State Horse Show June 19-20, 2017 Shelbyville, TN
Region Beef & Sheep Show June 27-30, 2017
Sheep Expo July 6-8, 2017 Cookeville, TN
Beef Expo July 12-14, 2017 Murfreesboro, TN
TVF Dairy Show & Judging September 9, 2017 Knoxville, TN
State Dairy Show October 13-14, 2017 Murfreesboro, TN
Region Market Hog Show December 9, 2017
*Other dates will be added as received*
* For more information on these particular areas, please see the 4-H Horse Program or 4-H Poultry pages under McMinn County 4-H.