Hamilton County 4-H Animal Identification Information

2023 Animal Identification Information - May 15th deadline

4-H members (Grades 3 – 12) must identify all Beef and Dairy Cattle, Goats, Horses, Llamas, Sheep and Swine in the 4-H Online system by May 15th or earlier county deadline if applicable to be eligible for exhibition at the Indiana State Fair 4-H Animal Shows.  Beef and Dairy Cattle, Meat Goats, Sheep and Swine must submit DNA hair samples by May 15th to their local County Extension to be eligible for Indiana State Fair 4-H Animal Shows.  

Resources can be found on this page to assist 4-H families with the animal identification process.  

Quick Links

 2023 4-H HANDBOOK

General 4-H Rules


Fair Page


Hamilton County 4-H Home

Indiana State Fair 

2023 Animal Health Requirements 

Hamilton County General Livestock Rules

Indiana 4-H Animal ID Requirements 

4-H Online Animal ID Instructions 

Animal Location Form - coming later

Animal Lease Agreement for Dairy, Horse and Pony, and Llama.

Where do I put this ID information?

  • 4-H Online v2.4honline.com for Beef, Bucket Calf, Dairy, Dairy Goats, Meat Goats, Pygmy Goats, Sheep, Swine
  • Paper forms turned into the office for Llama, Poultry, Rabbits

Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) Information
Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) training is an important educational opportunity that must be completed by all 4-H members who plan to exhibit beef, dairy, swine, sheep, dairy goats, meat goats, poultry and rabbits at the county and/or state fair.  Please note that YQCA is changing website - https://yqcaprogram.org/.  (When registering for a YQCA training, please use the email address connected with your 4-H Online profile.) 
Training Options: 
Questions, please contact Lisa Hanni at lahanni@purdue.edu or the Extension Office at 317-776-0854.