Rhode Island 4-H

Cooperative Extension, College of the Environment and Life Sciences

Animal Projects

Why does 4-H have animal projects?

Our animal science projects are meant to teach science to youth in an inviting hands on way!  4-Hers learn biology, physiology, nutrition, husbandry, agribusiness, entrepreneurship, record-keeping, communications and responsibility.  Summer fairs and other opportunities are available for youth to show what they have learned, gain recognition for their work and have fun with friends.  Rhode Island 4-Hers can participate in four local fairs and also in the Big E (Big E Animal Packets). Youth do not necessarily have to own their own animals.  Many of our 4-Hers manage (borrow) and animal from a local farmer, a neighbor or a family member and work on training that animal.  Youth just have to fill out and send in the Animal Management Form by the deadlines stated on the form.   Below you will find information on specific species.

2014 Animal Health Regulations For Exhibition and Showing Only

Animal Health Guides (designed to help clarify each species)

Horse| Dairy| Goat|Rabbit|Dog|Beef|Swine|Poultry| Sheep| Working Steer

Beef

Ohio State Learning Lab and Ohio state Beef Resource handbook.

Sheep

Ohio State Manual

Small Ruminant Production, Medicine and Management Book

Swine

Ohio State Swine Resource Handbook

Working Steer

Ohio State Beef Resource Handbook

Big E Agriculture Working Steer Packet

Think Big We Do

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