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male 4-H youth showing a black beef cow

Why Tattoo Your 4-H Livestock?

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.

Series of trophies on display at a 4-H contest.

South Dakota 4-H Missed Deadline Agreement

Form for missed deadlines for State 4-H Events