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Southwind District

Youth Livestock and Animals

Welcome to the Southwind Extension District Youth Livestock and Animal information page! If you are in one of these projects, check back regularly for announcements, upcoming events, and more!

Spring Shows

Click here for the most update livestock shows in the state.


Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) is a national multi-species quality assurance program for youth ages 8 to 21 with a focus on three core pillars: Food Safety, Animal Well Being, and Character Development. YQCA includes information for youth showing the following food animals: Pigs, Beef Cattle, Dairy Cattle, Sheep, Goats, Market Rabbits, and Poultry. https://yqcaprogram.org/

State Nomination Information

We recommend you do directly to the Kansas State Youth Livestock website for events and important information about nominations for state shows.


Click here for the Horse Identification Certificate.



    Kansas Department of Agriculture has changed the requirements on having poultry tested for County Fairs. For birds exhibited at the county fair in the Southwind Extension District that originate from Kansas do not need to be tested before the fair until 2027. Birds will then be tested every 5 years. Now, if your bird comes from out of state you will be required to test within 90 days of the fair.