2023-2024 Georgia 4-H and Georgia FFA State Species Shows

The Georgia Youth Livestock Program needs your support. Click here to learn how to assist in this effort.

Rules & Documents

These rules have been developed through the cooperative efforts of the Georgia Department of Education, The University of Georgia and Fort Valley State University.

2023-2024 State Livestock Shows Ear Tag Order Form 2023-2024 State Show Rulebook 2023-2024 State Shows Approved Changes 2024 Friday Heifer Show Classes 2024 Market Beef Show Classes 2024 State Commercial Dairy Heifer Show Classes 2024 Tentative Invitational Registered Dairy Show Entries 2024 Market Gilt Show Classes 2024 Breeding Doe Show Classes 2024 Breeding Ewe Show Classes

Other helpful documents:


  • All exhibitors must be residents of the State of Georgia.
  • The State Junior Livestock Shows are open to 4-H and FFA members who pre-entered and registered their animal with their local county agricultural education teacher by the specific entry deadline.
  • Age Requirements
    • State Heifer, State Market Beef and State Commercial Dairy Heifer Shows — 4-H members must be 4th grade by September 1 of the current year and cannot have completed high school. State Market Hog-4-H members must be 3rd grade by September 1 of the current year and cannot have completed high school.
    • State Market Lamb, Market Goat, Breeding Ewe and Breeding Doe Shows- An exhibitor must be in the 1st grade or older on September 1 of the current year and cannot have completed high school.





The catalog, seen by all who attend the Georgia Junior National Livestock Show, salutes past winners of the show, provides information needed to the exhibitors and displays advertisements which support our program.

Since 1995, proceeds from this Junior Livestock Catalog have provided 4-H and FFA members with scholarships for those who excelled in 12th grade showmanship. For the 2023-2024 Show Season the top 12th grade showmen in the State beef cattle, breeding ewe, commercial dairy heifer, market hog, breeding doe, market lamb and market goat shows are eligible for a $500 scholarship. The Reserve Champion 12th grade showmen in the before mentioned species showmanship competitions are eligible for a $250 scholarship. Your support of this catalog will allow us to continue to offer these types of opportunities. Thank you in advance for your support.

Advertisement Information

Support Georgia 4-H members and advertise for your business in the Livestock Catalog!

All advertisements are in black & white.

Pricing Information
Type Size Price
Center Fold* $600
Premium Page* Inside front / back cover $400
Full Page 8 x 10.5 $300
1/2 Page 8 x 5.5 $200
1/4 Page 4 x 5.5 $150

* Centerfold & Premium Pages will be designated to ads in the order received.

You may include photos, logos, etc. in your ad. Also, catalog coupons are a great way to show the exhibitors your appreciation of their support of your business. This is a great opportunity to “get the word out” about your program and create future relationships with Georgia livestock and agriculture industry members.

Please send your check, ads and completed form to:

Christa Steinkamp

Curriculum & Technology Director, Georgia Agriculture Education

J. Phil Campbell Research Center

1420 Experiment Station Road

Watkinsville, GA 30677

Email:  csteinkamp@gaaged.org

The deadline for ads is January 19, 2024. If you have any questions, please feel free to call Christa Steinkamp at (706) 542-6366  or Ben Lastly at (706) 552-4456 or Carole Knight at (706) 542-8892.


The Georgia Junior National Premium Catalog is published annually to highlight the exhibitors and other participants of the Georgia Junior Livestock Program. Each issue is dedicated to an individual who has made statewide contributions (leadership, financial or outstanding service) toward the success of the youth program.

Being selected for dedication is the highest honor given by the exhibitors, teachers, Agents, and Specialists involved in the Junior Livestock Program.

Send nominations to one of:

  • Carole Knight
    • Georgia 4-H
    • 323 Hoke Smith Annex
    • Athens, GA 30602
    • clh@uga.edu
  • Ben Lastly
    • Executive Secretary, Georgia FFA Association
    • 316 Poultry Science – UGA
    • Athens, GA 30602
    • blastly@uga.edu

Nomination forms must be received no later than the close of business on January 12, 2024.

Nomination Form

Past Dedications


1977 – Henry Reaves 1978 – Joe Edd Tolbert 1979 – Johnny Jenkins
1980 – O’Dell G. (Dan) Daniels 1981 – Henry L. Terhune 1982 – Joel P. West
1983 – Clyde Triplett 1984 – R.G. Houser 1985 – Thomas Davis Jr.
1986 – Olin W. Ginn 1987 – Robert L. Nash 1988 – Roland D. Brooks
1989 – Sam P. McGill 1990 – Walter J. Moore 1991 – M.K. Cook
1992 – C.D. Brannen 1993 – Edgar Rhodes 1994 – Hugh Snell
1995 – Tommy Irvin 1996 – Sam Stodgill 1997 – Roy Strange
1998 – Doug Chastain 1999 – Robert Odom 2000 – Ernie Morgan
2001 – Wayne Shackelford 2002 – Jimmy Mullis 2003 – Calvin Alford
2004 – Dan T. Brown 2005 – Larry Guthrie 2006 – Gary Farmer
2007 – John Callaway 2008 – Billy Moss 2009 – Robert Stewart
2010 – Melvin Thompson 2011 – Dale Redeker 2012 – Gene Sutherland
2013 – John K. Wilkinson 2014 – Will Getz 2015 – Carter Black
2016 – Ted G. Dyer 2017 – Ronnie Silcox 2018 – Ed Tolbert
2019 – Charles Bailey 2020 – Foster Rhodes 2021 – Carol Williams

2022 – Ray and Debbie Hicks

Student Spotlight


Nomination Form

Georgia 4-H and Georgia FFA spotlight six (6) young people in the Georgia Junior Livestock Catalog at the State Livestock Show in February. One student from each species (swine, beef, dairy, sheep, and goat) will be recognized. Also, one student will be selected as an “All Around Exhibitor.” If you have a student who truly defines all that is good about the junior livestock program, please nominate them for the Catalog Student Spotlight.

We are looking for students who are the epitome of hard work, fair play, character, and project growth. Regardless of the color ribbons they win or the size of their operation, we want to spotlight those who define all that is good about the junior livestock program.

Nomination forms are due by close of business on January 12, 2024.

Send 4-H Nominations to:

  • Carole Knight
  • Georgia 4-H
  • 323 Hoke Smith Annex
  • Athens, GA 30602
  • clh@uga.edu
    Send FFA Nominations to:
  • Ben Lastly
  • Executive Secretary, Georgia FFA Association
  • 316 Poultry Science – UGA
  • Athens, GA 30602
  • blastly@uga.edu
  • We have hundreds of remarkable young people who deserve to be recognized. Please help us find them!
A special thank you to each of the agricultural education teachers, county extension agents, program assistants, volunteer leaders, and parents of all junior livestock exhibitors!


Carole Knight, Extension 4-H Specialist Animal Science Programs
706-542-8892 clh@uga.edu