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Animal Science Information

                                                    

Welcome to the Cecil County 4-H Animal Science Webpage.  Find here all the latest information/resources you will need for your project.

Maryland 4-H Animal Science Webpage

 http://extension.umd.edu/4-h/4-h-program-areas/animal-sciences

Maryland Extension AGsploration Curriculum – Animal Science Track

 http://extension.umd.edu/agsploration

 

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2020 Animal Ownership Deadlines for Cecil County & Maryland 4-H 

  • Enrolled in 4-H and applicable projects by May 1, 2020 to participate in 2020 Maryland State Fair and Cecil County Fair 4-H Events
  • Registration papers MUST be in the full name of the 4-H EXHIBITOR ONLY in order to be eligible as a 4-H project.
  • Poultry/Waterfowl and Rabbit/Cavy Online Ownership Forms due June 1, 2020
  • Dog and Horse Online Identification Cards due June 1, 2020
  • Breeding and Performance Animal Leases due June 1, 2020 (3 components-Guidelines, Agreement, and Statement of Understanding and Release)
  • Commercial and Purebred Beef Heifers owned by June 1, 2020-4-H TAGGING FOR COMMERCIAL HEIFERS WAIVED IN 2020, 4-H REGISTRATION FORM FOR COMMERCIAL HEIFERS REQUIRED BY JUNE 1, 2020
  • Market Beef Steers owned by January 1, 2020 (Tagged & Weighed on 1/4)
  • Beef Feeder Calves owned by May 15, 2020-4-H WEIGH IN WAIVED IN 2020, 4-H REGISTRATION FORM REQUIRED BY JUNE 1, 2020
  • Dairy Cattle owned by June 1, 2020
  • Market Dairy Steers owned by January 1, 2020 (Tagged & Weighed on 1/4)
  • Dairy Feeder Calves owned by May 15, 2020-4-H WEIGH IN WAIVED IN 2020, 4-H REGISTRATION FORM REQUIRED BY JUNE 1, 2020
  • Dairy Goats owned by June 1, 2020
  • Commercial and Registered Breeding Meat Goats owned by June 1, 2020-4-H TAGGING FOR COMMERCIAL MEAT GOATS WAIVED IN 2020, 4-H REGISTRATION FORM FOR COMMERCIAL MEAT GOATS REQUIRED BY JUNE 1, 2020
  • Market Goats owned by May 15, 2020-4-H WEIGH IN WAIVED IN 2020, 4-H REGISTRATION FORM REQUIRED BY JUNE 1, 2020
  • Dog owned/leased by June 1, 2020
  • Horse and Pony owned/leased by June 1, 2020
  • Market Broilers and Ducks-INTENT FORM WAIVED IN 2020, 4-H REGISTRATION FORM REQUIRED BY JUNE 1, 2020
  • Poultry and Waterfowl owned by June 1, 2020  (Show subject to cancellation due to Avian Influenza)
  • Market Rabbit-INTENT FORM WAIVED IN 2020, 4-H REGISTRATION FORM REQUIRED BY JUNE 1, 2020
  • Rabbits and Cavies owned by June 1, 2020
  • Commercial and Registered Breeding Sheep owned by June 1, 2020-4-H TAGGING FOR COMMERCIAL SHEEP WAIVED IN 2020, 4-H REGISTRATION FORM FOR COMMERCIAL SHEEP REQUIRED BY JUNE 1, 2020
  • Market Sheep owned by May 15, 2020-4-H WEIGH IN WAIVED IN 2020, 4-H REGISTRATION FORM REQUIRED BY JUNE 1, 2020
  • Breeding Swine owned by June 1, 2020
  • Market Swine owned by May 15, 2020-4-H WEIGH IN WAIVED IN 2020, 4-H REGISTRATION FORM REQUIRED BY JUNE 1, 2020
  • Breeding Animal Leases (Beef, Dairy, Sheep, Swine and Goats)-A member may not own and lease animals in the same general project area
  • Performance Animal Leases (Horse, Dog, Alpacas and Llamas)-An animal may be lease by up to two different 4-H members and can be exhibited in a single class by only one 4-H member.
  • All Dairy Cows must have been owned/leased by the youth before first freshening or before 2 years of age, whichever comes first. 
  • All Dairy Goats must have been owned/leased by the youth before first freshening or before 2 years of age, whichever comes first
***PLEASE NOTE ALL 4-H REGISTRATION FORMS ARE CECIL COUNTY SPECIFIC***

    2020 Cecil County Fair Animal Ages and Weights

    Market Broilers/Roasters-Pair of broilers, each weighing a minimum of 3-7 lbs. each, & roasters each weighing over 7 lbs., under 7 weeks old (Hatched on or after June 5, 2020) *Submit copy of order receipt/shipping label

    • Market Ducks-Pair of ducks, each weighing over 7 lbs. pounds each, (Hatched on or after May 1, 2020) *Submit copy of order receipt/shipping label
    • Market Rabbits-3 rabbits, 3-5 pounds each, under 70 days old (Born on or after May 17, 2020)
    • Market Goat-55-135 pounds (Born after 9/1/19 and must have milk teeth)
    • Market Beef-minimum 1000 pounds (Born on or after 8/1/18)
    • Dairy Steer-minimum 1000 pounds (Born on or after 8/1/18)
    • Market Lambs-90-160 pounds (Born on or after 1/1/20)
    • Market Hogs-220-290 pounds (Born on or after 1/1/20)
    • Youth are allowed to sell a maximum of 3 animals in the livestock sale and 2 per species

                                   Cecil County Fair 4-H Animal Exhibitor Orientation

    For all 4-H exhibitors with animals:  

    • TBA - Livestock Sale Orientation
    • TBA - Livestock & Rabbit/Poultry Exhibitor Orientation
    • TBA - Horse Participant Orientation
    Section: 
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