Our 4-H youth can work with breeding & market beef, breeding & market sheep, breeding & market swine, and/or dairy cattle. These projects help them to learn about agriculture and helps them develop an appreciation for the livestock industry. When a child owns and works with their animals, they learn about selection, care, feeding of livestock, animal health, and importance of good record keeping and this information will help them do well in their project. All livestock projects require the youth to take the Meat Quality Assurance (MQA) training that is provided each year.
Are you interested owning a dairy animal? Are you wanting to learn more about Dairy Cattle Production and Management? Then the 4-H Dairy Cattle project is for you. In this project you will learn how to select a dairy animal, care for and feed one or more dairy cows and/or heifers. You will also learn how to keep good records.
Inspiring youth to:
Showing Your Animal and Industry Knowledge
Selecting and Raising Your Animal
Project Information and Tip Sheet
Vesicular Stomatitis (VS)(PDF, 36KB)
Animal Care and Housing Form(PDF, 102KB)
Dairy Heifer Replacement Application
Breeding Animal ID Form Instructions(PDF, 239KB)
Dairy Cattle Lease Program Rules(PDF, 93KB)
Dairy Cattle Lease Form(PDF, 109KB)
Colorado Dairy Youth Extravaganza