Club Calendar

Virginia Beach 4-H Livestock Club


4-H: A Positive Youth Development Organization

4-H helps young people to reach their full potential as competent, confident, leaders of character who contribute and are connected to their communities. With more than 6 million youth and adults working together for positive change, 4-H enables America's youth to emerge as leaders. They do this through hands-on learning with research-based programs and adult mentorship. All in an effort to give back and enhance their local communities.

In 4-H, youth design and participate in their own programs and activities. This unique learn-by-doing model teaches essential skills that youth will use throughout their lives, such as identifying sparks, desiring knowledge, setting goals, self-reflection, adapting to new situations, communicating, and responding to the needs of others.

Since its beginning in 1949, the Virginia Beach 4-H Livestock Club has catered to this ideal by enabling children to raise, train and show their own livestock. The livestock can include anything from sheep, to hogs, to steer and even poultry. The children learn how to feed a growing animal. They learn how to care for the animals on a daily basis, as well as learn how to prepare them for show – whether it be giving their hog a bath, training the lamb to lead without a halter, or teaching their steers to stand quietly and calmly. The children learn the financial commitment involved in caring for their animals, they learn how to calculate an animals' overall rate of gain for market purposes, and they even learn how to present themselves in front of a judge. Every day, the youth of the Virginia Beach 4-H Livestock club provide living examples of the 4-H motto:
To Make the Best Better!
Virginia Beach 4-H Livestock Club Logo

4-H in your community...

Colby F. showing his hog at the October 2011 Virginia State Fair.

Club Meetings

4th Monday of Each Month
Charity Church

Show & Sale Committee Meeting - ALL PARENTS INVITED

3rd Wednesday of Each Month
7pm ( November thru February )
7:30pm (all other months)
Locaton: Ruritan Barn

Club Events

February 28th & March 27th - Pungo Pizza Livestock Club Fund Raiser

March 31, 2012 - Silent Auction at Creeds Elem. Sch.

May 4, 2012 - Annual Golf Tournament at Redwing Golf Course

To see ALL Club Events/Dates/Times visit the Club Calendar

Come out and support the Club!

Club Competitions

  • 2012 Skyline Stockmen's Contest (February 18, 2012) - Flyer

Club Projects

  • Club Hog Distribution (February 18, 2012)
  • Lamb Distritution (March 18, 2012)
  • Ham Washing, oiling & peppering (March 24, 2012)

To see ALL Club Events/Dates/Times visit the Club Calendar