Shelby County 4-H Livestock Club


 The Shelby County 4-H Livestock Club is a group of dedicated volunteer leaders and members, whose main focus is on helping young people learn about livestock.  Whether you are interested in cattle, sheep, hogs, or goats, we have members who share the same interests and can help you with your project. We meet every second Monday of the month at 7 p.m.


If you're not sure you want to take the plunge yet and buy an animal to exhibit, no problem, feel free to come to a livestock club meeting and talk to someone who can answer any questions you may have. Also, if you feel like you don't know where to start with a project, there are plenty of us who have been there and would be happy to help you get started and answer questions along the way.

Upcoming 2022 Meetings:

                                                      January 10th, 7 p.m.

                                                     February 14th, 7 p.m.

                                                      March 14th, 7 p.m.

                                                       April 11th, 7 p.m.

May 9th,  7 p.m.                        

2021 Market Animal Tagging/Validation:

  • Market animals will tagged by the exhibitor. There will be no validation sites. Below is a timeline on market cattle tagging and small animal (sheep, swine and goats).
    • Market Cattle:
      • Order form opens (tags will be ordered online at KY State Fair website) – January 26th
      • Deadline to order tags – February 26th
      • DNA Envelopes must be in hand (Mallory Trenkamp, KY State Fair) – March 26th or before first preview/district show exhibitor wants to attend.
      • Order link for Market Cattle Tags and DNA Envelopes:

      • Market Cattle Validation “How To” Video:
    • Small Animal (Sheep, Swine and Goats):
      • Order form opens (tags will be ordered online at KY State Fair website) – March 29th
      • Deadline to order tags – April 30th
      • DNA Envelopes must by in hand (Mallory Trenkamp, KY State Fair) – May 28th or before first preview/district show exhibitor wants to attend.
  • An instructional video to order tags and tag/pull DNA on exhibitors animals can be found below. 
  • Market Lamb:       Tag Order Link          "How to" Video



Ownership, Possession and Care Rules 

Hold Harmless Agreement

2021 Guidelines for Validating Market Animals in Kentucky

2021 KUIP Tag Replacement Form 

2021 Project Animal Location Waiver Form 

2021 Qualifying Show Rule Exemption Form


Breeding Animal Nomination Forms

Exhibitors with a Breeding Animal Project MUST fill out the online Qualtrics from by June 1 at 11:59 p.m. EST. The process for completeing is outlined in the above 2021 Ownership/Possession/Care Rules. 

Any 4-H or FFA member who does not complete the breeding nomination form for their respected animal(s) is ineligible to compete at the Kentucky State Fair. There will be no late entries accepted on breeding animal nomination forms.

Beef Cattle Breeding Nomination Form:

Sheep Breeding Nomination Form:

Goat Breeding Nomination Form:

Swine Breeding Nomination Form:

Forms can also be found online at the following link:



2021 Shelby County 4-H Feeder Calf Project

This project is open to Shelby County 4-H members who would like to show a feeder calf. Please note: This is a Shelby County Project. There are currently no state sponsored shows for feeder calves. 

View the 2021 Steer & Feeder Calf Project Rules & Regulations for more information.

Feeder Calf Registration Form Deadline: Friday, May 14, 2021

Feeder Calf Weigh-In & Tagging: Saturday, May 15, 2021

2021 Steer & Feeder Calf Project Rules & Regulations

Feeder Calf Project Information Sheet

2021 Feeder Calf Registration Form

2021 Feeder Calf Shelby County Bred and Born Registration Form 


Livestock Project Information Sheets





For more information please visit the State 4-H and Youth Livestock Project Website or contact the Shelby County Extension Office (502) 633-4593.