University of Maryland Extension

Dairy Cattle


Cecil County 4-H Dairy Project Requirements

4-H Member & Project Enrollment

  • Cecil County & Maryland State Fair’s 4-H Member Project Enrollment Deadline is May 1st of the current year entered in 4-H Online
  • 4-H members are expected to regularly attend club meetings

Registration papers must be in the individual 4-Hers name only! 

  • Cecil County Fair Ownership deadline June 1st of current year (Registration paper received by breed association)
  • Maryland State Fair Ownership deadline July 1st of current year (Registration paper received by breed association)
  • 4-H Dairy Cattle Lease annual deadline June 1st of current year
  • Dairy cattle must be owned/leased prior to first calving or turning 2 years of age (Registration paper received by breed association)
  • Dairy cattle can be owned or leased but not both

Completed Maryland 4-H Animal Husbandry & Quality Assurance Program by July 1st of current year if 1st year in project or if 4-H age 8, 11 or 14 as of 1/1 of current year

  • Juniors-Junior Program
  • Intermediates & Seniors-Part 1 and specific project species (Please make sure that you are logged in)

4-H Show Entry Deadlines:

  • Eastern Shore Spring Show Deadline-April 15th of current year-POSTPONED
  • Cecil County Breeders’ Fair Deadline-May 1st of current year-POSTPONED
  • Cecil County Fair Entry Deadline-July 1st of current year (online only)
    • Cecil County Fair 4-H Animal Exhibitor Orientation, June 3rd or June 8th, 2020.  Youth and a parent/guardian must attend if 4-H animal project stays entire week of fair.
  • Maryland State Fair Entry Deadline - July 31st of current year (online only)

Signed 4-H Form:

Maryland Department of Agriculture Animal Health Forms for Show

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