We believe in the vital importance of the FFA & 4-H youth programs as part of the critical education and experience for the young people of today.
4-H & FFA Members!
Rockingham Cooperative requests that all 4-H & FFA members soliciting support for their market animal show & sale event this year do so through the online portal, below.
We look forward to continuing our support of the local 4-H & FFA youth livestock programs in our service area in 2020, and will do so while following guidelines as set forth by local youth market show & sale committees.
Introducing Amino Power Show Feeds
Amino Power Show Feeds are available at your local Rockingham Cooperative. This line of show feed, milled at Rockingham Mill in Dayton, offers one feed per show species so you can supplement to achieve your desired result with your show animals – year round.
The pig feed is pelleted and lamb, goat, and cattle feed are textured with a hefty molasses covering to ensure palatability. All four types of feed hold similar science in each bag, with a focus on amino acid profiles to ensure maximum digestibility and absorption of nutrients for your show livestock. Many youth exhibitors and breeders have chosen to feed Amino Power for its ability to maximize genetic potential and for its economical price-point.
Rockingham Cooperative is proud to be in a place where we are able to support our local 4-H & FFA youth exhibitors. $1 from each bag of Amino Power Show Feed sold goes back into our 4-H & FFA Youth Livestock Support Fund, to purchase animals at the county livestock show and sales we support each year! Purchase a bag of Amino Power Show Feed for your livestock and notice the difference it provides in their lean muscle growth and feed conversion.
Join us at Market Animal College
Market Animal College is the premiere youth livestock training event in Virginia, providing hands-on learning opportunities for youth interested in showing livestock of all ages and experiences! Mark your calendars for our event on Saturday, April 24, 2021 at the Rockingham County Fair Grounds.
NEW in 2021 – we’re excited to provide the opportunity for youth to participate in showmanship classes to win some great prizes during Market Animal College! Youth can bring their own livestock (goats, lambs, cattle) to showoff their showmanship skills, and we also anticipate having livestock (goats and lambs) for any youth that needs an animal to show. Find out more about how these showmanship classes will work here.
It only costs $10 per youth exhibitor to participate in Market Animal College. That gets each child a draw-string bag, notebook, $5 coupon to spend at Rockingham Cooperative’s on-site store, and entry into the afternoon Showmanship Showdown!
Find out more about Market Animal College here. Join your friends from the surrounding area and states at Market Animal College in the spring!
Each year, we are pleased to offer special incentives, promotions and opportunities in support of these programs, including 0% Financing (until the first check is received) on products within our feed, feeding equipment, animal health and show supply departments. The 4-H/FFA 0% Financing Program is available to any 4-H/FFA member showing market livestock during the current show/show year. Financing applications can be found, here, and need to be re-filed each year. Print out the 4-H/FFA Livestock Agreement Form and bring it in to see your local store manager for program specifics.
Submit your show photo’s here, showcasing your market project and you might be picked to be featured in upcoming Rockingham Cooperative market animal promotions. Showcase your finished project, and any Rockingham Cooperative feeds/products that you used throughout the year.