Indiana 4-H Quality Livestock Care training was developed with Indiana 4-H'ers in mind. This program is a grassroots initiative formulated and facilitated by Purdue Extension, the Purdue Animal Science Department, and industry affiliates.


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.

Contact Us

Purdue Extension - Howard County

120 E. Mulberry St., Suite 105
Kokomo, IN 46901
(765) 456-2313 

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. Make sure to keep a copy of the YQCA certificate to prove completion to upload to Fair Entry. Visit to complete the online YQCA training.


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

Training dates:

  • February 27th (Ervin Omnibus Club) 6:00 PM at Shiloh Church
  • March 7th (Jackson Livestock R' US Club) 6:00 PM at Greentown Library 


  • The fee for the Indiana 4-H Quality Livestock Care training is $3.00 per 4-H member. Payment will be collected at the door by cash or check (payable to Purdue University) only. 
  • The fee for the online Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) is $12 per 4-H member to be paid through the YQCA website.