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4-H Dairy Cattle

Program Contact: Jenny W. Loyd, 4-H Program Coordinator
(509) 574-1600 •

Dairy projects teach youth to explore all
aspects of dairy showing including calf
selection, animal care, showing skills, and
judging skills. Youth also learn about record
keeping, keeping animals healthy, pregnancy
detection and calf delivery, and dairy industry
career opportunities.


  • Select and care for a calf
  • Obtain quality milk using proper sanitation and milking practices
  • Manage and care for, feed, breed, and house a producingcow
  • Groom ans show a producing cow

4-H Dairy Curriculum

Available from the Extension office or online at 4-H Dairy Curriculum

Dairy 1 – Cowabunga!
Dairy 2 – Mooving Ahead
Dairy 3 – Rising to the Top
Dairy Cattle Helper’s Guide

Member Publications

Available in the Extension office or online at

C0234E – 4-H Dairy Certificate
C0809E – Dairy Record
C0914E – Animal Science Record
C1053E – Producer Affidavit & Dairy Heifer Health Record
C1113E – Supplemental Animal Affidavit & Health Record
EM4877E – Dairy Cattle & Dairy Goat 4-H Member Advancement

Leader Publications

4H104E – How to Make a Rope Halter
4H1109E – Dairy Cattle Judging – Giving Reasons
C0229 – Dairy Cow Anatomy Chart
EM4873E – Dairy Cattle & Dairy Goat 4-H Member Advancement, Leader Guide

National 4-H Dairy Cattle Resources
State 4-H Dairy Cattle Resources


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