Boone County

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Feeder Calf

April 30, 2021

The educational 4-H feeder calf program and related activities (such as workshops and tours) provide youth with a fun and hands-on learning experience which develops both beef 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 11, 2021    6-7pm             Starter Calf ID Day  in Swine Barn 

May 15, 2021 (11:59)               Deadline to enroll Feeder Calves through 4-H Online

May 15, 2021                            Deadline to turn in Feeder Calf Lease Form and Livestock Location Form to Extension Office 

May, 2021                                There are various deadlines with various fees based on when you enroll your animals through the Indiana State Fair system. (Only full-

                                               blood dairy steers are eligible.)




Feeder Calf Cover Letter 2021

Tag Order Form 

Livestock Location Form

Boone County Feeder Calf Lease Form

4HOnline Feeder Calf Enrollment Instructions

DNA Extraction Video




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 Beef Enrollment form

            Animal workshops offered by Purdue

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

Indiana State Fair

How to create a 4-H Poster

Registering for YQCA Training

DNA Extraction Tutorial Video 

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