If you’ve ever thought about a career in dairy farming, this is a great place to start. Open to all experience levels, the Dairy Project will give you a solid understanding of dairy cattle and the industry as a whole.

In this project, you’ll learn:

  • To appreciate dairy animals
  • How to care for dairy cattle throughout every stage of their lives
  • The basics of housing, equipment, milking, reproduction and more
  • Modern trends and marketing strategies
  • How to run a successful dairy operation

4-H Dairy Project Reference Manual


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