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Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: South East Texas
4-H Animals? Just wanting some experience/advice.
I'm looking into joining the livestock portion of 4-H this upcoming (my junior) school year, and I'm just looking into pros, cons, advice, etc from you guys, as there's bound to be atleat a few of you who did this as kids.
I have the options of raising rabbits, chickens, sheep, goats, pigs, heifers, or steers in my area. I'm wondering what the best would be for me, what the initial investment (money) would be, the differences in cost between the types of animal, scholarships available, time requirements, and such are like. I have the option of keeping whatever animal I choose at our farm, but if at all possible would like to board it somewhere that I can have it stalled (we only have pasture, and it would have to share said pasture with other animals, increasing chances of injury) or penned seperately so that is going to play a big part in what I get. What type of place should I inquire at to get a show quality animal? Where should I look for boarding? Obviously not a horse farm, like I'm accustomed to.
I suppose I'm just wanting any information that you guys are willing to spare me ^^
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