YQCA: Youth for the Quality Care of Animals
All 4-H members enrolled in livestock projects are required to complete annual quality assurance certification through the Youth for the Quality Care of Animals program. This online program has recently moved and is now available at YQCAProram.org. Learn more about Nebraska 4-H quality assurance requirements and find help documents for accessing the new system at 4h.unl.edu/yqca. 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.
Required for: 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)
Online Resources available for the following Nebraska 4-H Programming:
Companion Animal Program - information on live skills and knowledge of companion animals
Companion Rabbit Science - Online course with information about caring for and showing 4-H Rabbits
Nebraska 4-H On-Line Cat Club: a self-paced learning opportunity offering care and how to show Cats.
Nebraska 4-H Horse: Nebraska 4-H Equine Webinar Series offering knowledge in various equine-related topic areas.
Livestock Affidavits and More!!!
Phelps/Gosper Livestock Information. This site has 4-H Livestock Affidavits, Livestock Handling Information and more.