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WHITLEY COUNTY 4-H ANIMAL PROJECT INFORMATION AND FORMS

IMPORTANT 4-H ANIMAL WEIGH-IN AND TAGGING DATES
All Beef steers & unregistered heifers Weigh-In:  Friday, April 26th   
  • 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. - Beef & Dairy Barns at 4-H Fairgrounds
Dairy Steer and Feeder Calf Weigh-In:   Saturday, April 27th
  • 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. - Beef & Dairy Barns at 4-H Fairgrounds
Goat Tagging:  Saturday, May 4, 2024
  • 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. at 4-H Fairgrounds  

Only wethers and meat goat market does are required to come to the tagging on Saturday, May 6 if they are possibly going to exhibit at the Indiana State Fair or if your goats do not have any type of tag of tattoo at all.

Sheep Tagging:  Friday, May 3, 2024 
  • 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Sheep Barn at 4-H Fairgrounds 

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ANIMAL ID information for all 4-h animals to be exhibited at the Whitley county 4-H and the Indiana state fair
Not sure if your 4-H animal project needs tattoos, tags, etc. to exhibit at the Whitley County 4-H Fair and/or Indiana State Fair?  Click on the link below to download the 2022 Indiana Animal Identification Requirement Chart.
2024 Animal ID Requirement Chart 
  • All Beef, Dairy, Dairy Steer and Feeder Calf, Goat, Horse & Pony, Rabbit, Sheep and Swine must be identified in 4-H online:  May 15, 2024   ONLINE ONLY
PLEASE MAKE SURE TO USE A COMPUTER WITH GOOGLE CHROME WEB BROWSER!  ANIMAL IDENTIFICATION IN 4-H ONLINE WILL NOT WORK ON A SMART PHONE!!
ANIMAL ID INSTRUCTIONS IN 4-H ONLINE
RABBIT ID INSTRUCTIONS IN 4-H ONLINE
DAIRY AND HORSE & PONY LEASE AGREEMENT: Due May 15, 2024

 

  • All Poultry:  May 15, 2024   FORM ONLY
2024 POULTRY ENROLLMENT FORM: DUE MAY 15TH

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INDIANA 4-H QUALITY LIVESTOCK CARE PROGRAM
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 PROGRAM.

All 4-H youth enrolled in a LIVESTOCK PROJECT (Beef, Dairy Beef, Dairy, Feeder Calf, Goat, Poultry, Rabbit, Sheep and Swine) must be QLC certified or have a YQCA online completion certificate.

If you choose to complete the YQCA option, you will register for the online course at:

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https://yqcaprogram.org

Cost of the online YQCA course is $12.

After completing the course, you must email the 4-H Educator with your certificate to receive credit.

 

If you prefer to take the QLC in person (Instructor-Led), the cost is $3 per child and will be located at the Whitley County 4-H Center (Fairgrounds);

Registration will open soon through 4-H Online!

Quality Care Livestock training sessions for 2024:

            *Monday, March 11 @ 5 pm

            *Saturday, March 23 @ 1 pm

            *Tuesday, May 7 @ 6 pm

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PREMISE ID 
Anyone who buys, sells or exhibits livestock must have a Premise ID.  A Premise ID is an identification number for the physical location in which animals are housed and is necessary to protect animal agriculture and the livestock industry.  In an emergency, animal health officials will be able to rapidly communicate disease spread with producers.  All 4-Hers are required to know the Premise ID number for the property in which their animals are located  and this number is recorded in 4-H Online when enrolling the animals to be exhibited at the 4-H Fair and Indiana State Fair.
 If you own a horse, rabbits and poultry, you can inquire for a Premise ID number, but it is not required to exhibit.
 If you do not currently have a premise ID number, you may apply for one through the Indiana State Board of Animal Heath at http://www.in.gov/boah for the quickest response or call (317) 544-2400.

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ANIMAL DEADLINE CHECK LISTS
Beef Can't Miss Dates Check List
Dairy Steer\FEEDER CALF Can't Miss Dates Check List
Dairy Can't Miss Dates Check List
Goat Can't Miss Dates Check List
Horse & Pony Can't Miss Dates Check List
Poultry Can't Miss Dates Check List
Rabbit Can't Miss Dates Check List
Sheep Can't Miss Dates Check List
Swine Can't Miss Dates Check List

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Activity Worksheets vs Livestock Workshops
This year we will continue this option for all 4-H livestock exhibitors. In the past all of these 4-H members have had to complete their livestock specie activity sheets and turn them into their Township club leaders by July 1.
If a 4-H livestock member attends a workshop put on by their specie club this will count in place of those activity sheets. These attendance sheets will be turned into the Township club leaders on July 1 instead.
Livestock Workshops for 2024 (Dates & TIMES are subject to change)  
  • Beef Club Workshops:  February 15, April 26
  • Dairy Club Workshops: May 25
  • Dairy Steer/Calf Club Workshops:  February 14, April 10, May 8, June 19
  • Dog Club Workshops:  April 8, April 15, April 22, April 29, May 6, May 13, May 20, June 3, June 10, June 17
  • Goat Club Workshops:  March 26, June 25
  • Horse & Pony Club Safety Education/Workshops:  January 16, February 20, March 19, April 16, May 21, June 4, June 11. June 18, June 25
  • Poultry Club Workshops: February 21, April 13 (Exhibition Clinic), May 15
  • Rabbit Club Workshops:  February 20, March 19, April 16, May 10 & 11, May 19, 
  • Sheep Club Workshops:  April 11, June 22
  • Swine Club Workshop:  February 22, March 21, May 23, June 20  

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WHITLEY COUNTY BRED, BORN AND RAISED PROGRAM 
Animals must be bred, born and raised in Whitley County to be eligible for the competition.  The breeder who raised the animal must nominate it by the entry form deadline. Deadlines are as follows:
  • All Beef Heifers, Steers and Junior Beef Calves:  May 15, 2024
  • Dairy Steers and Dairy Steer Feeder Calves: May 15, 2024
  • Goat Wethers: May 15, 2024
  • Swine Barrows and Gilts: May 15, 2024
Click on the specie form link below to download.  Make sure to mail the form and the fee to the address noted on the form by the deadline date.

2024 Beef, Dairy Steer and Feeder Calf Bred, Born and Raised Form

2024 Goat Bred, Born and Raised Form

2024 Swine Bred, Born and Raised Form

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 4-h VACCINATION FORMS

2024 Cat Vaccination Form

2024 Dog Vaccination Form

2024 Horse & Pony Vaccination Form

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4-H ANIMAL RECORD SHEETS

Animal Record Sheet Grades 3-4

Animal Record Sheet Grades 5-8

Animal Record Sheet Grades 9-10

Animal Record Sheet Grades 11-12

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