4-H & Youth
“Understanding the behaviors of animals helps prevent injuries to both people and animals”
– Dr Temple Grandin
Livestock can sometimes be difficult to move and handle. 4-H‘s motto of ‘learn to do by doing’ brings handling livestock to a whole new level and can be a learning experience even for those that grew up on a farm and worked with animals before. Many 4-H clubs involve showing and working with farm animals over the summer in preparation for the fair. Aggressive, stubborn, frightened or stressed animals can all add their own unique challenges. The following resources are intend as guides and can be used at meetings as a refresher or introduce the basic principles of handling farm animals.