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: