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Livestock

The 4-H livestock program allows youth to develop their skills in many aspects of animal agriculture. Through 4-H club projects and conferences, members learn new skills and real-life responsibility – through raising, showing and judging livestock, which includes: selection, care, and feeding of livestock, animal health, and importance of good record keeping. The 4-H livestock program continues to grow with an emphasis on the traditional and non-traditional projects.

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Livestock Health, Registration & Management Information

The 4-H livestock program allows youth to develop their skills in many aspects of animal agriculture.

Through 4-H club projects and conferences, members learn new skills and real-life responsibility – through raising, showing and judging livestock, which includes: selection, care, and feeding of livestock, animal health, and importance of good record keeping. The 4-H livestock program continues to grow with an emphasis on the traditional and non-traditional projects.

This page contains valuable links to resources for 4-H members and leaders alike.

Visit this link for the National Farm Animal Care Council Codes of Practice

For the current Breed Awards Contact, please contact your local Livestock Coordinator or email events@4-hontario.ca

4-H Ontario is a positive youth development organization. As such, our leaders have a duty to care for youth and provide an environment where health and safety is of the utmost importance. The Ontario 4-H Council Board of Directors passed the following motion in March of 2019 stating “4-H Ontario does not endorse the use of any banned substance within livestock shows within the province of Ontario.” We encourage all 4-H’ers to adopt this philosophy in order to protect the health and safety of our young people.

Provincial Premises Registry

A full list of Ontario Fairs Premises IDs can be found at https://www.ontariofairs.org/

Online Project Animal Identification

You may register your project animal online through our online Project Animal Identification tool.

Note: Link opens to an external site. Support for this tool is provided directly via AssistExpo.

Livestock Fact Sheets & Checklists

See the links below for some valuable checklists and fact sheets for livestock health, project animal registration, and more.

Note that these documents are also available by scrolling to the bottom of our Policies section.

Poultry and Small Flock Information

Important Information for Dairy Club Members & Leaders

Rabies Immunization Updates

Approved amendments to Ontario Regulation 567 (Rabies Immunization) under the Health Protection and Promotion Act effective as of December 14, 2018, the date the regulation was filed: https://www.ontario.ca/laws/regulation/r18510

Traceability Regulations Updates

As you work with your project animals and prepare for achievement days and fair participation, 4-H Ontario reminds you to review traceability requirements and expectations that are included in Part XV of the federal Health of Animals Regulations. It is important to ensure that you review the rules/expectations of the venue (i.e. fairgrounds) that is hosting your event to ensure you have a meaningful experience and are in compliance with their rules/expectations, including Livestock Identification and Traceability Program requirements. Failure to know these rules/expectations, could result in not being able to participate in the achievement day/fair and/or fines.