4-H Dairy Cattle Project

Learn about proper nutrition, housing and healthcare for your dairy cattle and participate in the Dairy show at the fair.

important project dates
  • (Date Pending)
    • Dairy Cattle ID Day
  • May 15
    • Deadline to enroll Dairy Cattle animals (v2.4honline.com)
    • Deadline for Livestock Location Forms to Extension Office
    • Deadline for Lease Agreements to Extension Office


  • Each 4-H member needs to turn in a record sheet and worksheet to complete the Dairy project for the year.
  • Grade is based on the grade you were in when you enrolled in 4-H for the 2023 year.
  • Answers to the worksheet are found in the Dairy Resource Manual (Ohio State). One resource manual is provided per family the first year a family member takes the Dairy 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.


Dairy Cattle Exhibit Guidelines

General Livestock Guidelines

Dairy Lease Agreement

Dairy Cattle Tag Order Form

Livestock Location Form

Required Animal ID's

All Species Health Requirements