Animal Project Deadlines
Horse IDs Due May 1
State Horse Entries Due June 1 (Online)
Livestock IDs, State Fair Nominations (Online), DNA Envelopes & YQCA Certificates Due June 15
County Fair Pre-Entries Due July 5
Dog & Cat Vaccinations Due July 5

State Fair In-Person Entries Due August 10 (Online)

Quality Assurance 
In 2024, Jen is teaching Youth for the Quality Care of Animals sessions throughout GLW. This program is a national requirement for all youth ages 8-18 planning to exhibit poultry, rabbits, sheep, goats, swine, beef and dairy. The cost of the in-person program is $3. Registration and payment is made through the online platform, We appreciate if members also RSVP through the office to address online registration issues before participation in classes.
May 22 10AM Taylor
May 22 1PM Burwell
May 30 10AM Burwell
June 12 1:30PM Bartlett

An online option is available and can be accessed at Help sheets for YQCA can be found by selecting Youth & Parents in the dropdown from the More Info tab. The new platform is not connected to 4-H Online so the office will be unable to help with login issues. It does, however, allow the creation of one family account through which you can add children. The cost of the online program is $12. Online program requires submission of certificate of completion to the office.

New in 2024! The YQCA completion deadline has been moved up to June 15th.

Help Sheets:
Instructor-Led Training Help
Web-Based Training Help

Animal ID Forms (County ONLY)

4-H projects are meant to be intentional. Therefore, animals intended for exhibition at county fair must be ID'd (identified) by the appropriate species deadline. Horses are due May 1 and all other species are due June 15.
Market Beef Tags are available at the office courtesy of the GLW Extension Board.
Breeding Beef Herd tags are accepted for breeding beef identification.
Feeder Calf  Tags are available at the office courtesy of the GLW Extension Board.
Bucket Calf  Tags are available at the office courtesy of the GLW Extension Board.
Dairy Herd tags are accepted for dairy identification.
Market Sheep Scrapies tags are accepted for sheep identification.
Breeding Sheep 
Market Goat Scrapies tags are accepted for goat identification.
Breeding Goat 
Dairy Goat 
Market Swine Notches are accepted and tags are available at the office courtesy of the GLW Extension Board.
Rabbit Tattoos are the accepted identification for rabbits. Contact the office if your rabbit is not tattooed.

Vaccination Forms
Dog, cat & ferret entries for county fair must be accompanied by vaccination forms signed by a veterinarian.
Dog Vaccination Form

Cat Vaccination Form

Nebraska State Fair - Fairbook
Contains more specific rules and regulations needed to exhibit at the Nebraska State Fair. Please be sure to contact Jen before June 1 if you are interested in exhibiting animals at the Nebraska State Fair to ensure we follow up with you about deadlines. EID tags and DNA envelopes are available at the office.

Local Shows, Clinics & Workshops

Wheeler County Memorial Beef Progress Show
June 15, 2024
Wheeler Co. Fairgrounds, Bartlett, NE

Loup Valley Livestock Challenge
August 17-18, 2024 (tentative)
Valley Co. Fairgrounds, Ord, NE