4-H Animal Programs

cows

Important dates for 4-H livestock/ animal showman 2013 - 2014

Items in bold indicate forms/calls needed to the 4-H office

December
1 Contact 4-H office to register intent to show Beef and Dairy Steers
9 Ag Science Class

January
1  Ownership deadline for Beef and Dairy Steers
9  Tagging and weigh-in of Beef and Dairy Steers, 8am at the Maryland State Fairgrounds

February
1  Record books, senior portfolios, award nominations due to the 4-H office (club leaders may require them earlier)

March
Livestock Skillathon
25  Achievement event
Hipplogy Clinic

April
1  Contact the 4-H office to register intent to show swine, lamb, goats, commercial beef heifers, and commercial breeding sheep.
Dairy Bowl
Triple Crown Horse Weekend:
Judging
Hippology
Bowl
30 MD Day College Park

May
1  Ownership deadline for swine, lamb, goats, commercial beef heifers, and commercial breeding sheep.
1  Enrollment deadline to show in County Fair (new members must be enrolled with a 4-H club by this date)
7 – 8  Md Sheep and Wool Festival
7  Md Sheep and Wool Festival Skillathon
14  Tagging and weigh-in for swine, lamb, goats, commercial beef heifers, and commercial breeding sheep (Time TBA)
21  Wills Fair, Howard County Fairgrounds

June
1  Horse and Pony cards due to county 4-H office
1  Dog ID cards due to county 4-H office
1  Animal lease forms due to county 4-H office
1  Ownership deadline for registered heifers

July
1 Public Relations efforts by Clubs due
1 Quality Assurance due
7-10  Baltimore County Fair
MD 4-H Horse Jamboree/Communication Contest

August
8-12 (ages 8-10) Farm Camp at the Ag Center
15-19 (ages 11-13) Farm Camp at the Ag Center
26 – 9/5  Maryland State Fair

October
5 4-H National Youth Science Day
State Dog Bowl Contest

November
4-H Livestock Judging and Selection Workshop

December
1  Contact 4-H office with intent to show Beef and Dairy Steers


This is not a complete listing of all dates for state and regional shows; it also does not include quality assurance, or horse ethics classes. Please check the monthly newsletter for updates.

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