Show season may be winding down for many 4-H and FFA members, but many will also be starting new livestock projects for next year. MFA understands the work and dedication required to raise and show a prize-winning animal, and we take pride in rewarding our youth who work hard and achieve success. That’s why MFA’s Feed Division and your local MFA feed supplier want to remind participants that special incentives are available for using MFA feed with your show animals.
This year’s project premiums are $50 for a steer, beef heifer or dairy heifer and $20 for a market hog, market lamb, goat or bucket calf. To participate, animals must be fed a qualifying MFA feed product from weigh-in and it must be fed at recommended amounts throughout the project. The animal’s initial weight, ending weight and other information is verified by the group leader and should be submitted to your local MFA feed supplier.
For project animals that place at the top of county rate-of-gain contests or state or national carcass-evaluation contests, there are additional financial rewards of up to $1,000.
There is one project premium and one contest cash prize allowed per participant. Youth interested in the 4-H/FFA Livestock Project Premium Program must visit their local MFA to complete the enrollment and results forms. For more information on the program and qualifying feed products, visit http://mfa.ag/livestockproject.