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".
Important Project Dates:
May 15, 2017 (11:59PM) Deadline to enroll 4-H registered swine online through 4-HOnline
June 1, 2017 Deadline to enroll Swine for State Fair without penalty. State Fair Entry website: click here
July 8, 2017 Swine Set-Up Day
- 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.
2017 Swine Enrollment Documents
Swine Enrollment Cover Letter
Swine Tag & DNA Envelope Order Form
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
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 Quality Assurance+ (PQA+) Online Certification
Indiana State Fair
How to create a 4-H Poster