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4-H animal ID process and information

Animal information sheets, ID worksheets, lease forms

Tools for success

County ID letters contain critically important information specific to each county (including central ID dates and locations if that is part of the county process). These species-specific letters are mailed to members enrolled in each of the animal projects and are also posted on each county's 4-H website.

If you do not receive a county ID letter for your species contact your county extension staff.

To locate your county website or for county contact info, go to www.4-H.umn.edu/county

Species information sheets (available below and on each project page) contain important details about ownership, critical dates, ID requirements, state showing information and more. The dog and horse projects use "rule books" instead of informations sheets.

ID worksheets (available below) are a helpful tool when collecting data for online entry. ID worksheets are REQUIRED if ID data will be submitted by paper copy to your county Extension staff.

The Minnesota 4-H animal science lease form is required when an eligible animal is leased (market animals cannot be leased).

The lease form requires both the 4H'er and the animal owner signature - and must be submitted when the animal is ID'd.

4HOnline

Livestock PDC


Beef | Dairy | Dog | Dairy Goat | Meat Goat | Horse | Lama | Pets | Poultry | Rabbit | Sheep | Swine

Beef

Beef information sheet - posted Dec 21, 2017 - contains important details about ownership, critical dates, ID requirements, State Fair showing information and more.

Animal lease form - for all leased animals (PDF)

Animal science show requirements sheet for all species (PDF)

Beef ID worksheets

Instructional video

County ID letter

AKSARBEN Update for livestock families

Dairy

Dairy information sheet contains important details about ownership, critical dates, ID requirements, State Fair showing information and more.

Animal lease form - for all leased animals (PDF)

Animal science show requirements sheet for all species (PDF)

Dairy ID worksheet

Instructional video

County ID letter

AKSARBEN Update for livestock families

Dog

Dog project guide and rulebooks (agility, obedience, rally and showmanship) contains important details about the 4-H Dog project.

Animal lease form - for all leased animals (PDF)

Animal science show requirements sheet for all species (PDF)

Dog ID form This form must be uploaded to 4HOnline or submitted to your local Extension office on or before May 15.

Instructional video

County ID letter

Dairy goat

Dairy goat information sheet contains important details about ownership, critical dates, ID requirements, State Fair showing information and more.

Dairy goat ID worksheet

Animal lease form - for all leased animals (PDF)

Animal science show requirements sheet for all species (PDF)

Instructional video

County ID letter

Meat goat

Meat goat information sheet - contains important details about ownership, critical dates, ID requirements, State Fair showing information and more.

Animal lease form - for all leased animals (PDF)

Animal science show requirements sheet for all species (PDF)

Meat goat ID worksheets

Instructional video

County ID letter

AKSARBEN Update for livestock families

Horse

Minnesota horse project rule book

Animal lease form - for all leased animals (PDF)

Animal science show requirements sheet for all species (PDF)

Horse ID worksheet

Instructional video

County ID letter

Lama

Lama information sheet contains important details about ownership, critical dates, ID requirements, State Fair showing information and more.

Animal lease form - for all leased animals (PDF)

Animal science show requirements sheet for all species (PDF)

Lama ID worksheet

Instructional video

County ID letter

Pets

No ID information is required for pets.

Poultry

Lease information is due May 15 (ID'ing process only for pigeons and doves is required for poultry owned by the 4-H member and/or their family)

Poultry information sheet contains important details about ownership, critical dates, ID requirements, State Fair showing information and more.

Animal lease form - for all leased animals (PDF)

Animal science show requirements sheet for all species (PDF)

Pigeon/Dove ID worksheet

County ID letter

Rabbit

Rabbit information sheet contains important details about ownership, critical dates, ID requirements, State Fair showing information and more.

Animal lease form - for all leased animals (PDF)

Animal science show requirements sheet for all species (PDF)

Rabbit ID worksheet

Instructional video

County ID letter

AKSARBEN Update for livestock families

Sheep

Sheep information sheet contains important details about ownership, critical dates, ID requirements, State Fair showing information and more.

Animal lease form - for all leased animals (PDF)

Animal science show requirements sheet for all species (PDF)

Instructional video (coming)

Also see county ID letter and 4HOnline user guides (above)

Sheep ID worksheet (market lambs and breeding ewes)

Instructional video

County ID letter

AKSARBEN Update for livestock families

Swine

Basic Biosecurity for tagging 4-H swine

Swine information sheet contains important details about ownership, critical dates, ID requirements, State Fair showing information and more.

Animal lease form - for all leased animals (PDF)

Animal science show requirements sheet for all species (PDF)

Swine ID worksheet (breeding gilts, market barrows and market gilts)

Instructional video

County ID letter

AKSARBEN Update for livestock families


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