4-H Livestock Projects

 2021 Market Animal Project Guidelines

2022 Market Animal Project Tag Identification Form


Beef Study Tips (2.10.20)

2021 Dairy Beef Feeder & Dairy Steer Study Tips


2021 Sheep & Lamb Guidelines


Market Goat Study Tips


Swine Study Tips


2021 Dairy Guidelines

Dairy Skillathon Study Packet

Animal Lease - Dairy (due June 1)


2021 Goat Guidelines

Dairy Goat Study Tips


Sheep & Goat Scrapie Tag Information

Scrapie and Tagging/Tattooing Your Goats and Sheep

Ohio 4-H Sheep Care Videos

Breeding Animal Lease (due June 1)
Leasing MARKET animals for youth exhibition projects is NOT permitted under any circumstances.



Llama & Alpaca Project Expectations


All Project Book Page Requirements

(NOTE *these serve in addition to project specific guidlines*)


Market Animal Committee Constitution



Quality Assurance Information

Assuring Quality Care for Animals/ Quality Assurance Information

This program teaches 4-H youth how to use best practices that support the production of quality and safe animal products for consumers, as well as responsible animal handling, care and welfare in not only farm animal production, but also with companion and performance animals. 

QA must still be completed before the opening day of exhibition, however the 45-day prior to the opening of the exhibition requirement will be enforced. These requirements are to be met by June 1.

  • FFA & 4-H Youth livestock exhibitors (8-18) may take the online Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) certification for $12. Visit https://yqca.learngrow.io/ and create an Independent Sign-In account. Be sure to select Web-Based Training and read the description of the course carefully to make sure the individual associated with the account meets the requirements based on age. Participants must pass 3 quizzes to get certified: Animal Well-Being, Food Safety and Life Skills. Be sure to print a copy of the certificate to a PDF and submit it to the Extension Office.
  • Youth 12-years of age and older may choose to test-out by visiting the Ashtabula County Extension Office May 2, 2022 3-5 p.m. Study materials may be found here. Please email hoyt.88@osu.edu to let us know you plan to attend. Those that do not pass the test must attend an in-person or online training prior to June 1. 
  • 2022 Quality Assurance Training will take place for Ashtabula County Youth in-person at the Fairgrounds in Jefferson: May 15 at 1:30 & 3:30 p.m. and May 18 7:00 p.m. No pre-registration is required. Doors will open 10 minutes before the posted time and close 10 minutes after. Youth must be in attendance for the entirety of the program. 

Quality Assurance - Who Needs It?

QA Verification Form for Out of County Attendance

Junior Fair Forms

County Pride Entry Form (due July 1)

Breeder's Own Entry Form (due July 1)

Community Project Form (due July 1)

Other Jr. Fair Information

Dairy Beef Feeder Information

MAC Buyer Plaque Sponsor Letter

Excellence in Performance Award Nomination

2021 DUNF Information


Required Parent/Advisor Market Project Meetings

At least one parent/guardian of each market project member and one MAC advisor per club must attend the online virtual meeting by AUGUST 1.
This is an online GoogleDocs training. You must go through the entire presentation and verify your attendance at the conclusion. Click here to view the presentation. 

Questions? Contact Tom Mazzaro at mazzarothomas@gmail.com