Livestock Programs

Delaware County 4-H has a wonderful livestock program. We offer educational clinics, shows, auction experience, and more.

ANIMAL OWNERSHIP & REGISTRATION GUIDELINES

~Dairy Goats-owned by June 15th

~Meat Goats-owned by June 15th; registered for auction by June 17th

~Beef Cattle-owned by June 15th – Registered for auction by January 3rd

~Sheep-owned by June 15th – Registered for auction by June 17th

~Swine-owned by June 15th – Registered for auction by June 17th

PROJECT ANIMALS (4-Hers who do NOT already own stock are eligible)

Did you know that people who do not live on a farm or do not have registered stock can still have a 4-H animal project? The 4-H Project Animal program allows youngsters the chance to care for an animal and show it just as their own.  Some restrictions do apply:

  • A 4-Her may designate two (2) non-owned animals as their project animal, but can only show ONE non-owned animal at the fair.  This applies to the county and state level.
  • Project animals can be dairy cattle, beef cattle, dairy goat, meat goat, sheep, swine, horse, and dog.
  • A dairy animal has to be non-milking
  • You must request a “Non-Ownership Certification” form from the Extension Office and sign up a new exhibitor.

LIVESTOCK AUCTION PROJECTS

4-Hers may choose to raise and then sell their animal project in the 4-H Livestock Auction at the Delaware County Fair.  Project areas include meat goats, beef, sheep, swine, meat chickens, and turkeys. Visit the 4-H Livestock Auction page for important deadlines, information, forms, and other resources.

HELPFUL 4-H LIVESTOCK RESOURCES:

Contact
John Hannum
 4-H Team Leader 
[email protected]
(607) 865-6531