South Dakota adds miniature heifer division for state fair
BROOKINGS, S.D. – The State 4-H Beef Committee added a Miniature Heifer division to the 4-H breeding beef show for the 2016 State Fair.
“In recent years, interest in miniature cattle has been gaining across the nation and in South Dakota. With the increasing popularity, South Dakota youth are looking for opportunities to exhibit their miniature cattle, however there are not many show options available,” explained John Madison, SDSU Extension 4-H Youth Program Advisor and a member of the State 4-H Beef Committee.
To qualify for this division, heifers must meet the standard requirements for all 4-H breeding heifers and be registered in accordance to the rules and regulations of a national miniature cattle breed association.
All breeds of miniature heifers will be shown together in 2016. If there are five or more heifers of a certain breed, the committee will separate them into their own division for future shows.
“The Beef Committee is currently researching miniature steers and will look into adding a miniature division to the market beef show in the future,” said Audra Scheel, SDSU Extension 4-H Youth Program Advisor and a member of the State 4-H Beef Committee.
If you have any questions please contact the State 4-H Office at State 4-H Office at 605-688-4167 or the 4-H Beef Committee chairs; John Madison, firstname.lastname@example.org 605-353-8436 or Audra Scheel email@example.com 605-796-4380.