Phelps/Gosper 4-H Livestock Program

2021 Nebraska State Fair Information
Stock Show Online Nomination Process for Nebraska State Fair and Aksarben:

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YQCA: Youth for the Quality Care of Animals 2020

  Please be on the watch for 2021 YCQG Information.  The following information is from 2020.

Nebraska 4-H requires all youth enrolled in livestock projects to complete ANNUAL quality assurance certification through Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA). YQCA is a national multi-species quality assurance program focused on three core pillars:  food safety, animal well-being and character development.

REQUIREMENTS:  YQCA certification is required for all 4-H members enrolled in any of the following projects:

  • Beef (bucket calf, feeder calf, breeding beef, market beef)
  • Dairy Cattle
  • Goat (breeding meat goat, dairy goat, meal goat)
  • Poultry
  • Rabbit
  • Sheep (breeding sheep, market sheep)
  • Swine (breeding swine, market swine)

YQCA is required annual with three options for training:

  • Face to Face Training.  In person YQCA training courses cost $3 per individual regardless of age.  Dates to be determined.  Watch your newsletter.
  • Web-based Training.  Available at  The online YQCA course costs $12 per individual regardless of age.
  • Test-out options.  This is only available to youth in the first year of Intermediate (age 12) and Senior (age 15) age levels.  There is no test-out option for Juniors.  Participants have only one chance to take the test-out option. If youth fail, they will not be provided another opportunity to test out of that age level.  Test out costs are:  Intermediate- $36 ($12 x 3 years of certification), and Senior- ($48 ($12 x 4 years of certification).

4-H Livestock Information

Livestock Affidavits and More!!!

Phelps/Gosper Livestock Information This site has 4-H Livestock Affidavits, Livestock Handling Information and more.