4-H Livestock Projects

 2024 Market Animal Project Guidelines

2024 Market Animal Project Tag Identification Form


2023 Jr. Fair Pen Reservation Form (due July 1)

2023 Community Project Entry Form (due July 1)

2024 Carcass Entry Form (due July 1) 

2024 Carcass Show Cut List

Meat & Carcass Evaluation Video with Dr. Garcia 

County Pride Entry Form (due July 1)

Breeder's Own Entry Form (due July 1)



Dairy Beef Feeder Guide

2023 Beef Project Guide 

2024 Dairy Beef Feeder & Dairy Steer Study Tips


2024 Sheep & Lamb Project Information

2024 Lamb & Breeding Sheep Skillathon Study Guide


Swine Study Tips


2024 Dairy Guidelines

Dairy Skillathon Study Packet

Dairy Project Book Completion Requirements

Animal Lease - Dairy (due June 1)


2024 Goat Guidelines

Dairy Goat Study Tips

Market Goat Study Tips


2023 DUNF Information 
**required for all market and lactating dairy animals.

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



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 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://yqcaprogram.org/ 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 via email.
  • Youth 12-years of age and older may choose to test-out by visiting the Expo Building at the Fairgrounds May 16, 2024 5:30 p.m. Study materials may be found here. Please email hoyt.88@osu.edu to register in advance. Those that do not pass the test must attend an in-person or online training prior to June 1. 
  • 2024 Quality Assurance Training will take place for Ashtabula County Youth in-person at the Fairgrounds in Jefferson May 16 at 6:30 p.m. in the Expo Building and April 20 8:00 -9:00 a.m. in the MAC Arena. No pre-registration is required for April 20 or May 16. 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.  An Amazing Race QA Event will also take place in the morning May 18 at Camp Whitewood. Click here for details and to pre-register.  

Quality Assurance - Who Needs It?

QA Verification Form for Out of County Attendance

2024 QA Completion List 

Other Jr. Fair Information

Dairy Beef Feeder Information

MAC Buyer Plaque Sponsor Letter

Excellence in Performance Award Nomination

2023 Market Animal Committee Constitution

2023 DUNF Information 
**required for all market and lactating dairy animals.

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.

Questions? Contact Tom Mazzaro at mazzarothomas@gmail.com