As a part of the Georgia Junior National Livestock Show, students may choose to submit market record books for their animal projects, which are evaluated by a committee, based on accuracy and thoroughness of records, answers to questions about the project, an essay, and supporting materials. All exhibitors must maintain continuous full ownership, possession and provide primary care for their animal project from the time of entry until show day.  Through record keeping and documenting their animal projects, exhibitors learn self-motivation, self-esteem and responsibility, while providing youth a knowledge and respect for agriculture and its importance to the community, the state, and to the international economy.

Beef

Beef cattle showmen have an opportunity to compete in the Beef Heifer and Steer Record Book contest. 4-H’ers who compete in the Beef Cattle Show can demonstrate their record keeping skills through these contests. The record books are turned in at the Georgia Junior National Livestock Show in February and awarded during the champion drive. Please see the last page of the record books for more details.

Breeding Heifer BookMarket Steer Book

Dairy

Commercial Dairy Heifer showmen have an opportunity to compete in the Record Book Contest. 4-H’ers who compete in the Commercial Dairy Heifer Show can demonstrate their record keeping skills through the contest. The record books are turned in at the Georgia Junior National Livestock Show in February and awarded during the champion drive. Please see the last page of the record books for more details.

Junior / Senior Book

Goat

Market Goat Showmen have an opportunity to compete in the Record Book contest. 4-H’ers who compete in the Market Goat Show can demonstrate their record keeping skills through the contest. The record books are turned in at the state Market Goat Show in October and awarded during the champion drive. Please see the last page of the record books for more details.

Junior / Senior BookGrades 1 – 2 BookGrades 3 – 4 Book

Sheep

Market Lamb Showmen have an opportunity to compete in the Record Book Contest. 4-H’ers who compete in the Market Lamb Show can demonstrate their record keeping skills through the contest. The record books are turned in at the state Market Lamb Show in October and awarded during the champion drive. Please see the last page of the record books for more details.

Junior / Senior BookGrades 1 – 2 BookGrades 3 – 4 Book

Swine

Swine showmen have an opportunity to compete in the Record Book contest. 4-H’ers who compete in the Swine Show can demonstrate their record keeping  skills through these contests. The record books are turned in at the Georgia Junior National Livestock Show in February and awarded during the champion drive. Please see the last page of the record books for more details.

Junior / Senior Book

Results

Thank you to the generous sponsors of the Record Book Program!

Georgia Cattlemen’s Foundation
Georgia Club Lamb Producers Association
Georgia Dairy Youth Foundation
Georgia Young Farmers Association
Godfrey’s Warehouse

Contact

Heather K. Shultz
Extension Specialist, Livestock
706-542-8892
hkalino@uga.edu