The educational 4-H swine program and related activities (such as workshops and tours) provide youth with a fun and hands-on learning experience which develops both swine subject skills (such as nutrition, housing, and health care) and life skills (such as responsibility, decision-making, nurturing, and communications) under the direction of caring adults.

 

Important documents can be found at the bottom of this page underneath "Related Files".

 

Helpful Information

Important Project Dates: 

May 15, 2016(11:59PM)   Deadline to enroll 4-H registered swine online through 4-HOnline

June 1, 2016                   Deadline to enroll Swine for State Fair without penalty. State Fair Entry website: click here

July 9, 2016                    Swine Set-Up Day

Reminders:

  • Each 4-H member needs to turn in a record sheet and worksheet to complete the Swine project for the year.
  • Grade is based on the grade you were in when you enrolled in 4-H for the 2016 year.
  • Answers to the worksheet are found in the Swine Resource Manual (Ohio State). One resource manual is provided per family the first year a family member takes the Swine Project.
  • If you exhibit an animal poster project you need to complete the General 4-H Record Sheet and turn it in at judging check-in in order to have your poster judged. This is required even if you plan to exhibit an animal in that project at the county fair.

 

Swine Enrollment Documents

Swine Enrollment Cover Letter

Swine Enrollment Instructions for 4HOnline

Animal Location Approval Form

DNA Hair Sample Collection Instructions

Universal Swine Ear Notch ID System

840 RFID Tag Application Instructions

Swine Tag & DNA Envelope Order Form

 

Here are some additional website that you might helpful for this project:

Indiana 4-H Livestock Website

    Here you will find:

            Podcasts for filling out 4-H Swine Enrollment form

            Info on collecting Swine DNA Samples

            Animal workshops offered by Purdue

            Results from Career Development Events for 4-H & FFA members

Pork Checkoff

Pork Quality Assurance+ (PQA+) Online Certification

Indiana State Fair

How to create a 4-H Poster

4-HOnline