Livestock Resources

Animal Identification Guidelines

Livestock Quality Assurance

4-3-17 Update

NEW The new QA Curriculum - Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) is now active. If you have not yet registered for the old LQA online course you will need to take the new online course -

How the new online course works:

You will use your FAMILY 4HOnline login and password information to access the courses for the ACTIVE youth in your family.  Only ACTIVE members will show in the drop down menu for access to the course.   All registration questions with YQCA should be directed to There will not be local support for the YQCA program. All 4-Hers need to use the 4-H tab and not the FFA tab even if they are members of both organizations. There is a button for families that have forgotten their password. The YQCA site is user friendly and should make it easy for 4-H families to complete your QA training.

Old Online QA Course

If you have already started started your QA training in the old online course, you will be able to complete your modules and print off your certificates of completion and bring them to the Extension Office. The YQCA site is user friendly and should make it easy for 4-H families to complete their QA training for this year. 

Certificates must be turned into the office, either hard copies or emailed copies will work.

Quality Assurance Online Course - See resources below for help in registering and completing the online course.


Quality Assurance Website

Registration Information Sheet with Q&A

Step-by-Step Video - how to pay for the course and get registered

Registration questions may be emailed to or 855-208-8037. 

Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD)

Effective January 1, 2017 all livestock producers that us antibiotic medicated feeds to prevent, treat or control animal health issues will be required to get a written order or VFD from a veterinarian to purchase and feed these feeds. The regulation will only affect antibiotics administered infeed or water for livestock. The VFD Regulation will affect all food producing animals (sheep, goat, swine, poultry, beef cattle, dairy cattle). Currently there are no feed antimicrobials labeled for rabbits.

Youth Livestock Programs and the VFD Flyer

Nebraska VDF Webpage

Premises ID

Exhibitors of 4-H and FFA beef, sheep, swine and goats that carry an EID tag will be required to obtain a Premises ID number through the Nebraska Department of Agriculture at no cost to the exhibitor.

Premises ID Flyer