4-H Dairy

Cortland County 4-H Dairy Program offers young people the opportunity to learn about the selection, production,  management, evaluation, health and showing of dairy cattle, 4-H members in a dairy project have access to a variety of learning activities giving them a broad perspective of the dairy industry. Participation in dairy quiz bowl, judging clinics and contests, workshops, public presentations, and showing dairy cattle at the Cortland Jr. Fair provides them with skills and knowledge beyond just caring for a project animal.

Showing dairy cattle can be a fun and rewarding part of the 4-H dairy animal project. Registered animals must be owned by the youth by June 1st of the current year. The dairy non-ownership program was designed to allow youth who do not own dairy cattle the opportunity to lease a dairy animal to show. Completed forms must be turned in to the 4-H Office by June 1st. For information on non-ownership, please contact the 4-H office at 607-391-2660.

On-line Cortland Jr. Fair Dairy Cattle Registration: click here


4-H Dairy Project Record

Dairy non-ownership form

Rules of non-ownership

NYS 4-H Dairy Page

National 4-H Dairy curriculum

Holstein Foundation Educational Workbooks

PDCA Showmanship Evaluation Card

Unified Dairy Scorecard

Last updated November 8, 2016