Leap Into Sheep Program

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Leap Into Sheep Program

This program is designed for youth that have an interest in animal agriculture and would like the opportunity to show a lamb. This program is designed for beginners who have not had the opportunity to show animals before, and will only be allowed to participate in this program one year. Youth will be required to pay $50 up front as a registration fee to Duplin County 4-H. This will cover the cost of the lamb, a bag of feed, a blanket, feed trough, and halter. Other expenses expected as part of this project will be the responsibility of the participant and are listed below. At the end of the project, any money received through the sale of the lamb at their local livestock show and sale will go to the participant.

This program is limited to 10 youth who are participants in one of the counties below that have a spring livestock show & sale in North Carolina. Youth must submit an application by January 5 and will be contacted by January 7 to let them know if they have been accepted. All youth will be required to attend a one-hour Zoom session to go over the basic requirements for the program and the general health of their lambs. This will be held on Wednesday, January 12, 2022.

Counties of Participation

  • Coastal Plains Livestock Show
    • Carteret, Craven, Duplin, Greene, Jones, Lenoir, Onslow, Pender, Pitt, and Sampson
  • Albemarle Area Livestock Show
    • Pasquotank, Camden, Currituck, Perquimans, Gates
  • Johnston County Livestock Show & Sale
  • Eastern Carolina 4-H Show & Sale
    • Edgecombe, Nash, Halifax

Leap into Sheep Program Registration

Leap into Sheep Program Overview

Leap into Sheep Senior Mentor Registration 

Senior Market Lamb Mentor Expectations

Questions Contact

Brent Jennings (bjjennin@ncsu.edu)

Charmae Kendall (charmae_kendall@ncsu.edu)

Dr. Andrew Weaver (arweave3@ncsu.edu)