White County 4-H Live Animal Project Information
Find information about live animal projects below
Live animal exhibitions in White County 4-H include Beef Cattle, Cats, Dogs, Dairy Cattle, Goats (Meat, Dairy, and Pygmy), Horse and Pony, Poultry, Rabbits, Sheep, Small Pets, and Swine.
White 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, Sheep and Swine in the 4-H Online system by May 15th. 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.
Goat ID Information & Goat Animal ID Worksheet
Indiana 4-H Quality livestock care program (formerly YQCa)
NEW PROGRAM ALERT! In 2023 Purdue Extension has designed a new Indiana 4-H Quality Livestock Care program. This is a quality assurance program for Indiana 4-H members.
4-H members who plan to exhibit livestock (swine, poultry, goats, sheep, rabbits, beef, or dairy) MUST complete either the new Indiana 4-H Quality Assurance Care Program (in-person) or YQCA (online) by July 1st.
Click here to read the letter that was sent to all White County Livestock exhibitors.
To learn how to register for the in-person training, click here.
To complete your YQCA training online, visit yqcaprogram.org
Click here for a YQCA help document for navigating the website.
Do Mini 4-H members need a certification? No, this is for 4-H members in grades 3-12 only
What if I show multiple species? You only need to complete the certification once per year and that will apply to each of your animals
Can I attend the Livestock Quality Care Program in another county? Yes, if our schedule does not work for you, you can attend a class in any other county. You will need to call the county's extension office to see what is required to sign up, including registration fee.
What if I am not selling my animal in the auction? This is not an auction requirement, it is an exhibit requirement, so to show your animal, you must complete the certification.
If I received a "3 year certification" from YQCA, does that still count? Yes! As long as it expires any time after the 2023 fair, it will count for this year. Be sure to send or bring a copy of the certificate to the extension office. Certificates can be emailed to Molly at Childer9@purdue.edu
Species ResourcesIndiana 4-H Livestock Project Tips
- Beef ID Information
- Beef ID Worksheet
- Video: Beef and Dairy Cattle Hair Sample Collection
- Video: 4-H Online Beef ID Help
- Indiana 4-H Beef Resources
Educational activities: Due July 1st to the Extension Office
Club Leader: Bonnie Devers
We need additional volunteers to help with dog club. If interested reach out to Bonnie Devers or Molly Childers.
Educational Activities: Due July 1st to the Extension Office.
Manuals are available for pick up at the extension office
An educational book will be given to all members at a dog club meeting
Dairy Committee Chairs: Roger Geisler and Alicia Hufford
Educational Activities: Due July 1st to Extension Office
- Goat ID Information
- Goat ID Worksheet- Coming Soon
- Video: 4-H Online Dairy and Pygmy Goat ID Help
- Video: 4-H Online Meat Goat ID Help
- Indiana 4-H Goat Resources
Educational Activites: Due July 1st to the extension office.