Livestock ID forms and instructions are now ready for 4-H members enrolled in animal projects. Be sure to complete by the deadline.
Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA): 4-H’ers planning to exhibit beef cattle, dairy cattle, swine, sheep, meat goats, dairy goats, poultry and rabbits at county and state fairs MUST be certified ANNUALLY through YQCA. Certification training can be online or on-site. http://yqca.org/
Hamilton County on-site training will be
from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. at the Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds.
New for 2019: online test out option for youth in the intermediate and senior age categories.
This is only available to youth in the first year of intermediate (age 12), senior (age 15) and young adult (age 19). There is no test-out option for juniors. At the bottom of the “Course List” page are the test out options for these age levels.
The test consists of 50 questions and requires a pass rate of 80% or better for certification.
If passed, the certification will last through the end of a user’s age level (intermediate – ages 12, 13 and 14; senior – ages 15, 16, 17 and 18; and young adult – ages 19, 20 and 21.)
The intermediate and young adult test-out course will cost $36 ($12 x 3 years of certification) and the senior test-out course will cost $48 ($12 x 4 years of certification.) If passed, users will receive access to online modules that correspond with the age levels indicated above, found on the user’s “My Library” page.
Users will have one chance to take the test-out option. If they fail, they will not be provided another opportunity for that level of certification. If the youth passes, payment for the completed test out course will be required after the completion of the test. No payment is required to attempt the test.
Participants attempting and not passing will be prompted to take the instructor-led training or web based training annually.