Livestock Project Resources

Market Animal Rules

Market Animal Rules (2021-22)

Livestock Record Books

The Michigan 4-H Animal Market Project Record Books provided here are a tool for county 4-H programs to help youth learn and document their understanding of livestock marketing concepts. 

BEEF

DAIRY

GOAT

SHEEP

SWINE

SMALL ANIMAL (RABBIT & POULTRY)

  • Small Animal Project Record Book - COMING SOON

Livestock Project Snapshots

4-H projects provide youth with the opportunity to build life skills that may be applied to future career choices. The 4-H snapshot sheet series covers what 4-H’ers can learn from projects, ways to get involved and resources for learning more. (2 pages per sheet, 2011-2018)

YQCA Certification

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Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) is a national multi-species quality assurance program for youth ages 8 to 21. YQCA is designed as an annual education and certification program focused on food safety, animal well-being and character awareness. The best information about YQCA can be found straight from the source at https://yqcaprogram.org/.

Program pre-registration occurs through Michigan State University Events Management - the registration link will be provided to you by your program coordinator. Youth must register online at least one week prior to the selected workshop. Workshops are on a first come, first serve basis until full. No walk-ins will be accepted on site. All payments must be made in advance.


 2022 Registration Link: https://bit.ly/YQCAogemaw


 YQCA In-Person Certification:

Youth Quality Care Assurance certification can be completed in-person. However, please note the following details:

  • Cost: $5.00 ($3.00 YQCA and $2.00 goes to MSU)
  • Who: Open to youth exhibitors ages 8-18 years of age.
  • Time: 60-80 minutes
  • Certification Expiration: Certification is good one (1) year from the date of passing exam.
  • How to register for online trainings: Go to https://www.canr.msu.edu/outreach/events. Search for YQCA and Ogemaw County. Select the class that you would like to attend and register.

Help Documents:

Purchasing an Online Instructor-Led Training 


YQCA Online Certification:

Youth Quality Care Assurance certification can be completed online as well. However, please note the following details:

  • Cost: $12.00
  • Who: Open to youth exhibitors ages 8-19 years of age.
  • Time: Youth can complete the course at their convenience online at any point. Each module takes 15-20 minutes with there be a total of five (5) modules.
  • Certification Expiration: Certification is good one (1) year from the date of passing exam.
  • How to register for online trainings: Go to http://yqcaprogram.org and log in/create an account. After logging in, you will need to select the correct YQCA class depending on age.

Help Document: 

Purchasing a Web-Based Training


 YQCA Online Test Out Option:

New, this year YQCA is offering a test-out option that consists of 50 questions. Youth must receive a passing score of at least 80% to receive certification through this option. Youth will only be given one chance to pass. Failure to receive a passing score will result in youth having to take the certification course either online or in-person. 

  • Cost: $36.00-$48.00
  • Who: 12, 15, and 19 years old
  • Certification Expiration: Certification is good for three (3)  or four (4) years from date of passing depending on age.
  • How to register online: Go to http://yqcaprogram.org and create an account. Once created you will be redirected to log in with the same information. After logging in, you will need to select the correct YQCA class depending on age.

Help Document:

Purchasing a Test-Out Option