The educational 4-H swine program and related activities (such as workshops and tours) provide youth with a fun and hands-on learning experience which develops both swine subject skills (such as nutrition, housing, and healthcare) and life skills (such as responsibility, decision-making, nurturing, and communications) under the direction of caring adults.
4-H members (Grades 3 – 12) must identify all Beef and Dairy Cattle, Goats, Horses, Llamas, Sheep, Rabbit and Swine in the 4HOnline system by the species deadline or earlier county deadline if applicable* to be eligible for exhibition. Login to your family profile at https://in.4honline.com for Animal Identification Instructions.
- All 4-H Swine must be entered into 4HOnline no later than May 15th at in.4honline.com
- All swine exhibiting at the Pulaski County Fair must be declared by June 1st at pulaskicountyin.fairentry.com
- All swine members must be YQCA certified to exhibit by June 1st
- Swine DNA hair samples must be turned into the office by May 15 if attending the State Fair.
Grooming assistance rule for all species:
4-H members may receive clipping and grooming assistance for all species, on show day, only from the following:
- Immediate family (parent/guardian, sibling, aunt/uncle).
- A current Indiana 4-H member
- Indiana 4-H member's name and enrollment of county must be turned into the Extension Office by June 1st.
- An individual enrolled in the Indiana 4-H Approved Animal Grooming Assistance Program.
- Approved Groomers must enroll annually by June 1st
- Completion of the online Animal Ethics modules every 2 years. Modules can be found online at https://extension.purdue.edu/4h/Pages/online-animal-ethics-program.aspx
- Contact the Extension Office on current info on how to enroll.
For Indiana State Fair eligibility, all swine must be ID'ed by an 840-RFID tag, ear notch and have a DNA hair sample submitted to the Pulaski County Extension office. DNA Hair Sample collection envelopes are available at the Extension office. Please read the instructions of the related file below.
If you need help identifying your 4-H pig's ear notches, the Universal Ear Notching System and diagrams may be referenced in the 4-H Swine Resource Handbook on page 10-2. Please stop by the Extension office if you need assistance enrolling your 4-H pig online.
Please see the related files below for Pulaski County 4-H Swine Project.