Butte County
University of California
Butte County


Breeding & Market

In 4-H market and breeding swine projects members can learn about selecting and raising large livestock project animal. Youth learn about record keeping, nutrition, health, project management and judging.

  • Members learn about the proper care of swine including nutrition, housing, ventilation, medicine, grooming, and ethics.
  • Members gain consumer vs. producer awareness.
  • 4-H members learn time management.
  • Members learn how to respect others during competitive events.
  • Members may also explore topics of biosecurity and veterinary medicine.


Swine is a national 4-H project. It features curriculum that will guide you through the project. For more information, visit

Swine 1: The Incredible Pig: http://www.4-hmall.org/Product/4-hcurriculum-swine/08065.aspx

Swine 2: Putting the Oink in Pig: http://www.4-hmall.org/Product/4-hcurriculum-swine/08066.aspx

Swine 3: Going Whole Hog: http://www.4-hmall.org/Product/4-hcurriculum-swine/08067.aspx


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