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Livestock exhibitors can earn MFA premiums for show-ring success

Raising livestock projects means early mornings, late nights and long hours, but it also teaches life skills and valuable lessons that will set young people up for success in the future. That’s why MFA takes pride in rewarding agricultural youth who work hard and achieve success with their show animals through our Project Premium Program.

As 4-H and FFA members make plans for next year’s shows, keep in mind that special incentives are available for using MFA feeds with your show animals. Bring home a win in the show ring, and you’ll win again with financial rewards from MFA’s Feed Division and your local MFA feed supplier.

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 must be verified by the group leader and 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.

Those 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

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