Cass County Livestock

Important Dates for Livestock in Cass County  


March 2nd: Beef cattle Tagging at the Cass County Fairgrounds 8-11:00am.


April 20th: Dairy cattle Tagging at the Cass County Fairgrounds


May 3rd: Goat Tagging and Weigh-In at the Cass County Fairgrounds

May 11th: Sheep Tagging and Weigh-In at the Cass County Fairgrounds

May 15th: Livestock Enrollment Deadline on 4-H Online. Animals that are not PROPERLY and COMPLETELY enrolled through 4-H Online at this time will NOT be allowed to show at the 2024 Cass County 4-H Fair or the 2024 Indiana State Fair. 


June 28th: 4-H Cat Show


July 6th: 

     4-H Livestock Tack Move-In 8:00-11:00am, 5:00pm (use the North End of the barns after 5:00pm to       avoid Vesper Service, Ten Year 4-Her Recognition and the Queen Pageant.

     4-H Poultry Check-In: 8:00am-10:00pm

July 7th:

    4-H Poultry Show 1:00pm

    4-H Auction Sign-Up 11:00am-4:00pm (In the Exhibition Building)

    4-H Llama Costume Show 3:30pm

    4-H Rabbit Auction Sign-Up Deadline 3:30pm (Cloverleaf Building)

    4-H Rabbit Show 4:00pm

July 8th:

    4-H Sheep Show 3:30pm

    4-H Dairy Goat show 7:30am

    4-H Boar Goat Show 10:00am 

     4-H Horse & Pony show 5:00pm

July 9th:

   4-H Dairy Feeder/ Steer Show 7:30am

   4-H Beef Show  Immediately following the end of the Dairy show

   4-H Llama show 5:00pm

July 10th:

   4-H Swine Show 7:30am

   4-H Horse and Pony Show 9:00am

   4-H Llama show 5:00pm

   4-H Swine not being sold in the auction are released 10:30pm

July 11th:

   4-H Royal Showmanship 4:00pm

   4-H Premier Showmanship 6:30pm

   All 4-H Animals not sold in the 4-H auction released 10:00pm

July 12th:

    4-H Animals not sold in the 4-H auction released until noon

Please Check this calendar regularly throughout spring 2024 for more updates


Directions for Animal Identification in 4-H Online

All animals must be entered into 4-H Online no later than May 15th, 2024. Directions for entering Animal ID are attached.

Animal ID 4-H Online Instructions

Indiana 4-H Quality Livestock Care 

The Indiana 4-H Quality Livestock Care program is a comprehensive training REQUIREMENT for all 4-H youth participating in beef, dairy, goats (all types), poultry, rabbits, sheep, and swine. This is both a county and state requirement. Failure to complete this training will result in youth unable to exhibit their animals at the county and/or state fair. 

The goal of the Indiana 4-H Quality Livestock Care program is to help youth understand their responsibility in increasing consumer confidence, animal stewardship, and overall gaining and applying pertinent information and credibility, relating to food systems.

Those unable to attend an in-person training do have the option to do the online Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) training. Online YQCA certifications are accepted in lieu of the in-person Indiana 4-H Quality Livestock Care program but youth must e-mail a copy of their YQCA certificate to the Extension office at to prove completion.

Visit to complete the online YQCA training.

 Please Note: Indiana 4-H will still accept YQCA certification for our county and state fair. 4-H members may choose to continue to complete YQCA as it may be required for some livestock shows. Members who wish to complete YQCA will only be allowed to complete the online version. No in person meetings of YQCA will be held.

To register, for an Indiana 4-H Quality Livestock Care training session, please log into your 4-H Online and follow the 4-H Online Event Registration Instructions. Members must be registered BEFORE attending a training.

Training Dates 2024

Location Date Ages Time
Pioneer High School April 1st All Ages 6:00pm
Caston High School  TBD TBD TBD
Lewiss Cass High School Week of May 6th (TBD) High School & Junior High Students During Mentor Period & appropriate Ag Classes
Lewis Cass High School May 22nd  All ages  3:00-4:00pm
Cass County Fairgrounds May 18th  All Ages 10:00-11:00am
Cass County Fairgrounds May 29th  All Ages 6:30-7:30pm
Cass County Fairgrounds June 2nd  All Ages 2:00-3:00pm


No Livestock? No Problem!

Are you interested in showing livestock, but don't live on a farm? There are options! Several species offer the chance to lease an animal from a local 4-H family. See the lease agreements for llamas or goats below to learn more. 

Do you want to show livestock, but aren't sure how to get started? Contact Cass County's 4-H Educator, Claire Crum, to get in contact with an older, experienced 4-H family or livestock committee member. Many families are willing to mentor, guide and share with inexperienced 4-Hers. After all, 4-H is all about learning to grow! 

Indiana 4-H Lease Agreement Form 

Indiana 4-H allows the following animals to be leased under the Indiana 4-H Animal Lease Agreement Form: Dairy cows and heifers, horses, ponies, llamas and alpacas. 

Approval must be given by the County 4-H Extension Educator, Claire Crum, prior to signing the lease agreement.

Cass County Goat Lease Agreement -Cass County offers a goat lease agreement, which is not an Indiana 4-H lease form. 


Cass County Llama & Alpaca Lease Information- If you are interested in leasing a llama or alpaca from a Cass County 4-Her, please see the inforamtion attached.