Livestock Quality Assurance

Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA)

Annual Training

4-H members (4-H age 8-18) enrolled in any of the projects listed below are required to participate in an annual YQCA training.  Annual training requirements may be completed by using the online web-based training or by attending a face-to-face instructor led training. (Custer County holds ONE face-to-face instructor led training annually.)  Club trainings and in office test-out will not be an option.


YQCA is requred for all members that are enrolled in the following projects:

  • Beef (bucket calf, feeder calf, breeding beef, market beef)

  • Sheep (breeding lambs, market lambs)

  • Swine

  • Rabbit

  • Poultry

  • Meat Goat (breeding goats, market goats)

  • Dairy Goat

  • Dairy Cattle

All training must be completed and submitted to the extension office by June 15th to be eligible to participate at the Custer County Fair.