Animal Science

Beef and Beef-Managerial

Learn how to select, feed, manage, breed, fit, show, evaluate and market a beef animal. Age and experience of the member will determine the nature and scope of the project.

Learn about beef animals without owning one in this project. Participate in programs where you will have contact with beef animals. Attend or participate in a beef show and visit with people who know about beef animals.

Dairy and Pygmy goats

Learn how to select, feed, manage, fit, show and evaluate a dairy goat. Age and experience of the member will determine the nature of the project. Activities include, selecting a dairy goat, keeping a dairy goat healthy and safe, judging dairy goats, preparing for baby dairy goats, selecting a dairy goat breeding system, building a dairy goat glossary, conducting a dairy goat skillathon, exploring dairy goat-related careers, and much more.

Goat-Managerial

Learn about dairy goats without owning one in this project. Participate in programs where you will have contact with dairy goats. Attend or participate in a dairy goat show. Visit with people who know about dairy goats.

Dairy and Dairy-Managerial

Learn how to select, feed, manage, breed, fit, show, evaluate and market a dairy animal. Age and experience of the member will determine the nature of the project. Activities include identifying dairy breeds, how to milk a cow, keeping a cow healthy and safe, exploring the needs of dairy animals, learning about dairy organizations, attending a dairy farm tour, packaging a dairy product, conducting a dairy food survey, exploring careers in the dairy industry, teaching others about dairy products and dealing with animal waste.

Learn about dairy animals without owning one in this project. Participate in programs where you will have contact with dairy animals. Attend or participate in a dairy animal show. Visit with people who know about dairy cows.

Horse & Pony

Learn about breeds of horses, basic horse care, grooming, showing, training, safety, nutrition, behavior, anatomy, and health.

Horse-less Horse Groom

Learn about horses without owning one in this project. Participate in programs where you will have contact with horses. Attend or participate in a horse show. Visit with people who know about horses.

Horse & Riding Attire

Designed specifically for the horse lover, this project will help you learn to make your own riding apparel and horse equipment. Learn about material selection and care. Discover sources for clothes horse patterns. This project also includes woodworking, leather, and craft items that are horse related.

Llamas

Learn about the history of llamas, basic llama care, showing, training, safety, nutrition, behavior, anatomy and health.

Swine

Learn how to select, feed, manage, breed, fit, show, evaluate and market a swine animal. Age and experience of the member will determine the nature of the project. Activities include identifying swine breeds, fitting and showing swine, keeping swine safe and healthy, balancing a swine ration, learning about swine diseases, conducting a judging clinic, managing a swine breeding operation, exploring careers related to swine, and much more.

Chickens

In this project, you will learn how to build an incubator, develop embryos, and feed different diets. You will also learn why chickens are kept for eggs, meat and exhibition.

Bantams

Learn about breeds, selection, brooding, raising, and management of bantams. Also discover how to train, fit and show bantams.

Pigeons

Learn about breeds, selection, brooding, raising, and management of pigeons. Also discover how to train, fit and show pigeons.

Ducks and Geese

Learn about breeds, selection, brooding, raising, and management of ducks and geese. Also discover how to train, fit, and show waterfowl.

Turkeys

Learn about buying poults, preparing a brooding area, rearing range turkeys, feeding and watering, lighting, preventing diseases, as well as marketing and processing turkeys.

Sheep

Learn how to select, feed, manage, breed, fit and show, evaluate, and market sheep. Age and experience of member will determine the nature of the project.

Cats

Learn how to select, feed, manage, fit, show and evaluate a cat. Age and experience of the member will determine the nature of the project. Activities include cat breed identification, holding and grooming a cat, training your cat, keeping a cat healthy, preparing for a new litter of kittens, caring for an elderly cat, helping other youth interested in cats, exploring careers related to cats, discussing animal welfare and rights, and much more.

Dogs

Learn how to select, feed, manage, fit, show and evaluate a dog. Age and experience of the member will determine the nature of the project. Activities include dog breed identification, selecting a pet dog, evaluating and solving a dog’s behavior problems, teaching your dog commands, teaching your dog showmanship, socializing your dog, identifying reasons for neutering and spaying dogs, picking the best food for your dog, and much more.

Rabbits

Learn how to select, feed, manage, fit, show and evaluate a rabbit. Age and experience of the member will determine the nature of the project. Activities include identifying rabbit breeds, learning how to handle and show a rabbit, learning about rabbit genetics and breeding, conducting a rabbit skillathon, planning rabbit housing and care, planning and making a rabbit nest box, showing rabbits, exploring careers related to rabbits and much more.

Guinea Pigs – Cavies

Learn how to raise, feed, and care for your guinea pig. Learn about guinea pig breeds and breed characteristics. Take your pet to a show.

Cage Birds

Learn how to raise a caged bird. Be responsible for feeding and care. Learn about cage bird breeds and breed characteristics. Take your pet to a show.

Pets

Learn about caring for and training your own pet. There is no limit to the type of pet you can own. Design activities that include your pet.

Veterinary Science

Learn how to recognize a normal, healthy animal from its attitude, behavior and appearance. You will learn how to take the temperature and pulse of an animal, about the causes and effects of various animal diseases, nutrition, disease prevention, environmental influences on animal health and veterinary medicine as a career.

Contact 4-H Youth Development for more information.
Phone: (920) 459-5903