Animal Projects

See the 4-H home page for a complete list of 4-H Record Book Guidelines and Project Requirements. We also encourage you to review the Youth Exhibitor, Livestock Rules and Auction sections of the Owyhee County Fair book. The Fair book is typically available in June in The Owyhee Avalanche and at several local businesses in your community.

Large Animals

Youth Guide on Animal Welfare for Fairs and Exhibitions
Adult Guide on Animal Welfare for Fairs and Exhibitions


Beginning in the 2016-17 4-H year, CCS books will no longer be used for Beef, Goat, Sheep or Swine projects. We will be using “Lesson Plans” created by the University of Idaho 4-H Animal Task Force. These Lesson Plans can be used in conjunction with the Resource Handbook for each species. If you would like to order one or more Resource Handbooks for your club or family, we can order those through the Extension Office. If you have any questions throughout this transition, please do not hesitate to contact Janelle or Scott at the Extension Office.


  • March 4, 2017 Beef Weigh in
  • March 11, 2017 Youth Beef Field Day           More Information
  • Lesson Plan CHECKLIST for ALL Beef, Sheep, Swine, Goat projects projects (market and breeding)
  • Opportunities to learn and increase your livestock herd
    • Owyhee Cattlemen’s Association (OCA) Beef Heifer Replacement Program Application DUE June 1
    • Snake River Stampede Calf Scramble Application DUE June 15





Permanent Individual Animal Record Book. All breeding projects should be conducted in a manner that is supportive and complementary to the livestock program policy. The minimum period of time for ownership (or as the primary caregiver) for beef, dairy, goat, sheep and swine breeding animals fed and exhibited at a 4-H sanctioned event will be 90 days, or as noted in the Idaho 4-H Project Requirement Handbook. If a project animal is leased by a 4-H member, a complete written and signed copy of the lease agreement must be returned to the county extension office by the required ownership date.

Beef – Breeding


  • CHECKLIST – Dairy
  • Opportunity to increase your Dairy ownership
    • Treasure Valley Dairy Replacement Heifer 2017-18. Application DUE to the Canyon County Extension Office no later than February 27, 2017.

Dairy Goat

Dairy Goat – Breeding

Meat Goat – Breeding


Sheep – Breeding

Swine – Breeding

Small Animal Projects

Please see the Cloverbud page for Small Animal activities for Cloverbuds, ages 5-7.

Birds & Poultry




Pygmy Goat




Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 400
Marsing, ID 83639

238 Eighth Avenue West
Marsing, ID 83639

Phone: 208-896-4104