Self-identification of 4-H animal projects means the youth/family are responsible for proper and accurate animal data entry.
4-H Youth Development must place an importance on developing “youth experience” versus “contest participation and competition."
View results and photos from the 2018 South Dakota State Fair.
Proper identification of animals helps create an honest record keeping system. With current DNA blood typing procedures animals can be identified through parentage, but when it comes to everyday practices on the farm or ranch a good tattoo can be a huge time saver in the event of a lost ear tag.
4-H members showcase their knowledge and skills during county achievement days and State Fair competitions.