Study Guides

The Suwannee River Youth Fair offers you an opportunity to design and participate in your own programs and activities. This learn-by-doing model will teach you the essential, transferable skills that will be used in your life, such as problem solving, decision making, coping, communicating and responding to the needs of others.

Livestock Judging

Livestock judging consists of carefully analyzing animals and measuring them against a standard that is commonly accepted as being ideal. Livestock judging also has been defined as a study of the relationship between an animal’s form and function. Information on this page is for informational purposes only and does not …

Beef Cattle

Beef cattle production is a strong animal industry within the United States and throughout the world. Since beef cattle can graze forages in the open range and pasturelands, they serve a unique role in providing high quality protein for human consumption from byproducts and forage sources that humans and non-ruminant …

Dairy Cow

In the U.S., milk comes from breeds of cattle genetically selected for milk production. At one time in the U.S., cattle were selected simultaneously for beef and milk production. This is still the case in many parts of the world. The common dairy breeds in the U.S. today have been …

Dairy Goat

It is quite certain that the goat was one of the earliest domesticated animals in Western Asia. The goat is thought to have descended from the Pasang or Grecian Ibex, a species of wild goat found in Asia Minor, Persia and other nearby countries. Information on this page is for …

Domestic Fowl

Domestic Fowl are birds of one of the breeds developed from the jungle fowl (Gallus gallus) including some specialized for meat production and others for egg laying, or purely for ornament or show. Information on this page is for informational purposes only and does not imply a contest, event, or …

Horse

The horse industry is a very large and important part of our national, state and local economies. It is diverse, involving agriculture, business, sport, gaming, entertainment and recreation. The industry has a $102 billion impact on the U.S.economy when the multiplier effect of spending by industry suppliers and employees is taken …

Outdoor Cooking

Outdoor cooking differs substantially from kitchen-based cooking, the most obvious difference being lack of an easily defined kitchen area. Depending on your internet connection speed, buffering may take several minutes. If slides do not change after buffering, refresh browser page. Still having problem email me hvh@ufl.edu           …

Rabbit

The rabbit industry is composed of many groups each with differing production goals. Rabbit production can be commercial, for profit, with the rabbits being used for meat, as pets and for laboratory purposes. Rabbit production can also be a hobby and the rabbits are raised for the show circuit, home …

Showmanship

Showmanship is an art of training, grooming and showing animals to make them more presentable in competitive exhibitions.  The ability to show an animal is not a God-given talent that you are born with. It is an acquired skill. Granted, it comes much easier for some individuals. Any skilled showman …

Swine

Economic considerations influence all decisions regarding health care on pig farms. Health management and disease prevention programs tend to be prioritized based on financial return, although other factors such as animal welfare, food safety, and risk management are also important considerations. Information on this page is for informational purposes only …