The dairy cattle project is a great way to learn more about the dairy industry and milk production, as well as animal nutrition, health and reproduction. Dairy project participants can demonstrate their knowledge and abilities through dairy cattle shows from the local to national level, in public speaking contests, and in dairy cattle judging.
This is a long-term project, and there may not be any income for the young person’s efforts for several years. Record keeping is an important part of the Dairy Cattle Project and the diary industry. Important records include birth date and weight and weaning date and weight. Records are kept on the weight gain of the heifer and type and amount of feed fed. Vaccinations and other herd health practices are noted and fertility and calving information are recorded.
As with all the animal projects in the SRF, a completed record book or summary sheet and show sponsor thank you letter must be turned in for an exhibitor to show his or her animal.
Show Superintendent: Sherry Roux
- North Florida Holstein
- Kloverleaf Tack, Kathy Inman
|Please write your thank you letter to North Florida Holsteins|
|Dairy Cattle Show Packet|
|Project Summary Sheet|
|Non-Market Animal Record Book|
|Dairy Cow Entry Form|
|Dairy Cattle Husbandry Study Guides|
|4-H members who are NOT 8 years old by 1 September 2017
CAN NOT participate in this Large Animal Project.