Below you will find helpful livestock information and resources. If you can't find something you need, let us know and we will add it!
State 4-H Project Information Page: https://extension.purdue.edu/4h/Pages/projects.aspx. Here you will find information for all livestock and static projects, including resource videos, record sheets, vaccination forms, etc.
State 4-H At-Home Activities: https://extension.purdue.edu/4h/Pages/4HHomeActivities.aspx. Here you will find resources put together by State 4-H staff, including animal science web series recordings and links for upcoming topics.
YQCA/Animal Ethics Modules - Indiana 4-H is allowing for counties to use an alternative educational option in place of YQCA for 2020 at the county level only. Youth planning to exhibit livestock in the 4-H shows at the Indiana State Fair must still complete YQCA.
To complete Purdue’s online Animal Ethics modules you will need to complete all four modules listed below, AND then complete the Qualtrics survey.
The online Animal Ethics modules can be found here.: https://extension.purdue.edu/4h/Pages/Online-Animal-Ethics-Program.aspx
Make sure you complete all four modules:
Purpose of 4-H Livestock Programs
Ethical Decision Making
Putting into Practice
The Qualtrics survey can be found here and should be completed after you have finished all modules:
Animal Processing- We are getting some questions about how to send animals to packers after fair. Below are the resources we have for you at this time. In the link below will find a map formulated by Indiana Pork with contact information for local processors. The map also includes county fairs and licensed dealers. Please ignore the county fair dates listed on the map for June. Please keep in mind that processing appointments are very full, and it may take some work to secure a slot. If your refer to the map the orange dots represents processor locations.
Local Processors Map for Livestock: https://indianapork.maps.arcgis.com/apps/View/index.html?appid=28a5750837bc48d78b17be4ed4ad3e69
Another option: Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry has reached out to Indiana 4-H as an avenue for livestock processing. Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry encourages hunters and farmers to donate large game and livestock to their “Meat” the Need program, raises financial support to pay processing fees on these donations, and gives this nutritious meat/protein to hunger relief agencies. Hunters and farmers may donate through local participating meat processors. Donations are processed, packaged, and given to area hunger relief agencies for distribution back into the community in which it was donated. They pay all processing fees on these donations so that there is no cost to donors. They partner with 87 meat processors statewide and have paid to process over 1.5 million pounds of meat – providing over 6 million meals. You can learn more at https://www.hoosiersfeedingthehungry.org/.
DNA Collection for 4-H Sheep and Goats - https://www.youtube.com/results?sp=mAEB&search_query=sheep+dna+hair
Shearwell Tagging Video- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1p9_ehnxGw&feature=youtu.be
County Tagging Video - https://youtu.be/ZEVGa5AVmWI