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Indiana Livestock Quality Care


Indiana 4-H Quality Livestock Care training was developed with Indiana 4-Hers 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.


To exhibit BEEF CATTLE, DAIRY CATTLE, SWINE, SHEEP, MEAT GOATS, DAIRY GOATS, POULTRY, and RABBITS,    4-H members must be certified through the Indiana 4-H Quality Livestock Care training OR the online Youth for the Quality Care of Animals program (YQCA).

1. This certification must be done an annual basis
2. Members must be registered BEFORE attending a training
3. Members may attend any training dates listed on this flyer
OR a training in another county
OR complete the online YQCA training

To register for the Indiana 4-H Quality Livestock Care program, please use

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 McKayla Kattau ( a copy of their YQCA certificate to prove completion. Visit to complete the online YQCA training.

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.


  • The fee for the Indiana 4-H Quality Livestock Care training is $3.00 per 4-H member. Only cash or check payments are accepted. Participants are encouraged to pay prior to the training in the Extension office but payment can be made the night of the training. If paying by check, please make checks payable to Purdue CES ED Fund-Lawrence County. If paying by cash, please try to have the exact change.
  • The fee for the online Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) is $12 per 4-H member and that will be paid through the YQCA website. 


Training Dates Downloadable Flyer

4HOnline | Event Registration Instructions

YQCA Registration Guide











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