4-H Livestock Projects
The 4-H livestock projects and related activities (such as workshops and tours) provide youth with a fun and hands-on learning experience which develops both livestock subject skills (such as nutrition, housing, and health care) and life skills (such as responsibility, decision-making, nurturing, and communication). Skills are learned under the direction of caring adults.
Check the 4-H Handbook for complete exhibit details.
YQCA TRAINING: (all beef cattle, meat goats, dairy cattle, dairy goats, poultry, pygmy goats, rabbits, sheep, and swine)
The goals of requiring YQCA in Indiana 4-H are to:
- Ensure that Indiana 4-H livestock members are more prepared to be ambassadors for animal agriculture in their role as youth livestock exhibitors
- Ensure animals from the Indiana 4-H livestock program are treated with the utmost care
- Ensure that Indiana 4-H livestock members are contributing to a safe and wholesome food supply
Sample Animal Lease Agreement: Can be downloaded below. All leased animals must have a lease agreement turned in to the Extension Office by May 15.
Indiana Board of Animal Health Website
University of Illinois Extension Livestock EQuiz
Animal Identification: Due by May 15 (all Beef cattle, Dairy cattle, Dairy Goats, Horse & Pony, Llamas, Meat Goats, Pygmy Goats, Sheep, and Swine)
Previously Beef steers had to be ID'ed by April 1st, now May 15th. Rabbits and Poultry remain paper Identification.
Indiana 4-H Rabbit Page