4-H Livestock Projects
The 4-H livestock projects and related activities (such as workshops and tours) provide youth with a fun and hands-on learning experience which develops both livestock subject skills (such as nutrition, housing, and health care) and life skills (such as responsibility, decision-making, nurturing, and communication). Skills are learned under the direction of caring adults.
Check the 4-H Handbook for complete exhibit details.
*2019 The Youth Quality Care of Animal Training will again be a requirement for youth that will be exhibiting beef cattle, dairy cattle, swine, sheep, meat goats, dairy goats, poultry, and rabbits.
The goals of requiring YQCA in Indiana 4-H are to:
- Ensure that Indiana 4-H livestock members are more prepared to be ambassadors for animal agriculture in their role as youth livestock exhibitors
- Ensure animals from the Indiana 4-H livestock program are treated with the utmost care
- Ensure that Indiana 4-H livestock members are contributing to a safe and wholesome food supply
Sample Animal Lease Agreement: Can be downloaded below. All leased animals must have a lease agreement turned in to the Extension Office by May 15.
Indiana Board of Animal Health Website
University of Illinois Extension Livestock EQuiz
Goats (Meat, Dairy, or Pygmy)
Indiana 4-H Rabbit Page