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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, Rabbits, and Swine in the 4HOnline system by May 15th to be eligible for exhibition.  Login to your family profile at  https://v2.4honline.com for Animal Identification Instructions.


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:

  1. Immediate family (parent/guardian, sibling, aunt/uncle).
  2. 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.
  3. An individual enrolled in the Indiana 4-H Approved Animal Grooming Assistance Program.


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.  


Swine DNA Hair Sample Collections

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