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


4-H members (Grades 3 – 12) must identify all Beef and Dairy Cattle in the 4HOnline system by the species deadline or earlier county deadline if applicable* to be eligible for exhibition.  Login to your family profile at  https://in.4honline.com for Dairy Cattle Identification Instructions.


Grooming assistance rule for all species:

 4-H members may receive clipping and grooming assistance for all species, on show day, only from the following:

  1. Immediate family (parent/guardian, sibling, aunt/uncle).
  2. A current Indiana 4-H member
    • Indiana 4-H member's name and enrollment of county must be turned into the Extension Office by June 1st.
  3. An individual enrolled in the Indiana 4-H Approved Animal Grooming Assistance Program.
    • Approved Groomers must enroll annually by June 1st
    • Completion of the online Animal Ethics modules every 2 years. Modules can be found online at https://extension.purdue.edu/4h/Pages/online-animal-ethics-program.aspx
    • Contact the Extension Office on current info on how to enroll.
    • Approved groomers must submit a copy of their acceptance email, sent by the State 4-H Office, to the Extension Office.


Pulaski County Steer  Weigh-In/Tagging

January 25, 2020, at the Pulaski County Fairgrounds from 9 am -11 am  

Pulaski County Starter Calf Weigh-In/Tagging

 May 2, 2020, at the Pulaski County Fairgrounds from 8 am - 10 am

 *IMPORTANT:  The Dairy HEIFER Record Sheets are used only for Dairy animals used for milking.  The Dairy Starter Calves and Dairy Finished Steers will use the BEEF Record Sheets - SEE BEEF PROJECT FOR GRADE RECORD SHEETS.

Please see related files below for the Pulaski County 4-H Dairy Project



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