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Explore the dairy industry, from raising a cow to dairy science and ethics to manufacturing and marketing dairy products. Topics include dairy cattle breeds, nutrition, feeding, identify parts of dairy cattle, desirable traits, stages of calving and care, and grooming and showing. Cows may be owned or leased. New to 4-H? Get involved in the Dairy Project!


red and white holstein and red haired girl

What you can do

Level 1: Dairy Cattle 1 - Cowabunga!

Learn about dairy parts, breeds, cost of raising cattle, how to care for your dairy animals and more.

Level 2: Dairy Cattle 2 - Mooving Ahead

Explore Dairy judging, identification, ethics, animal health, management practices and more.

Level 3: Dairy Cattle 3 - Rising to the Top

Gain an understanding of selection and management of dairy, reproduction, breeding, marketing, careers and more.

All levels

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Free curriculum from Utah State 4-H. Registration is required for download access.


New to 4-H? Get involved in the Dairy Project!

Marcia Woeste, Extension educator

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