Category Archives: Animal Science

Harness Racing Camp

Harness Horse Youth Foundation Day Camp-

The Harness Horse Youth Foundation is having a one day camping program at Harrington Raceway on June 27, 2022. What to expect at a HHYF event? Campers will learn about harnessing and hitching and all about Standardbreds. There will be hands-on time with horses and opportunities to hear from industry pros. Most of all, campers will have fun as well as lunch!

Camp runs 8AM to 4PM and the registration fee is $35 which includes lunch (assistance is available – contact HHYF office) Youth ages 11 and up are eligible. All participants should wear long pants and solid toed shoes to the event.

Registration is limited; application deadline is June 15. Online registration link: https://hhyf.org/schedule-applications/

For more information please contact the HHYF office phone: 317.908.0029 email: ellen@hhyf.org

Delaware 4-H and FFA Spring Dairy Expo Results

On a cool April Saturday, 58 exhibitors presented 63 entries to Judge Derek Lease, at the Delaware 4-H and FFA Spring Dairy Expo held April 9th at the Delaware State Fairgrounds in Harrington. Champion awards were presented to the following entries and exhibitors:

CHAMPION FITTING AND SHOWMANSHIP – Presented in Memory of Susan Hudson – Lake Vasey of Lincoln, Delaware

RESERVE CHAMPION FITTING AND SHOWMANSHIP- Emma Hutchison of Ridgely, Maryland

AYRSHIRE JUNIOR CHAMPION AND GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE – JUNIOR SHOW- Delshire Little Shelly Exhibited by Angelina Horack of Middletown, Delaware

AYRSHIRE RESERVE JUNIOR CHAMPION AND RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE – JUNIOR SHOW – Canterbury Ayr Viva Las Vegas exhibited by Angelina Horack of Middletown, Delaware

AYRSHIRE JUNIOR AND GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE – OPEN SHOW – Ayr-Back Buddy Autumn exhibited by G. Robert Moore of Harrington, Delaware

AYRSHIRE RESERVE JUNIOR AND RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE – OPEN SHOW- Springvale Apple Honey exhibited by G. Robert Moore of Harrington, Delaware

BROWN SWISS JUNIOR CHAMPION – JUNIOR AND OPEN SHOW- GM2 Diego Silverado exhibited by Sydney Spence of Middletown, Delaware

BROWN SWISS RESERVE JUNIOR CHAMPION – JUNIOR AND OPEN SHOW – Stephs WF Nora exhibited by Delaney Westhoff of Greenwood, Delaware

BROWN SWISS GRAND CHAMPION – JUNIOR AND OPEN SHOW- GM2 Carter Sky exhibited by Sydney Spence of Middletown, Delaware.

MILKING SHORTHORN JUNIOR AND GRAND CHAMPION – JUNIOR AND OPEN SHOW- Taylor IM Cassiopeia Exhibited by Samantha Cornell of Milford, Delaware

MILKING SHORTHORN SENIOR CHAMPION AND RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION – JUNIOR AND OPEN SHOW- Taylor-Lee IM Lottie Exhibited by Natalie Armstrong of Milford, Delaware

JERSEY JUNIOR CHAMPION AND RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION – JUNIOR SHOW AND OPEN SHOW – Saybrook Swagger Maple Exhibited by Emma Hutchison, Ridgley, Maryland

JERSEY RESERVE JUNIOR CHAMPION – JUNIOR SHOW AND OPEN SHOW – Sample Farms Choice exhibited by Sammy Dulin of Clayton, Delaware

JERSEY SENIOR AND GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE – JUNIOR AND OPEN SHOW – Saybrook Denver Sawyer exhibited by Emma Hutchison of Ridgely, Maryland

JERSEY RESERVE SENIOR CHAMPION – JUNIOR AND OPEN SHOW – TripJ-Gen Chrome Baby exhibited by Ashleigh Brower of Felton, Delaware

HOLSTEIN JUNIOR CHAMPION FEMALE – JUNIOR SHOW- MCGK Jordy Flapjack-Red exhibited by Lake Vasey of Lincoln, Delaware

HOLSTEIN RESERVE JUNIOR CHAMPION FEMALE – JUNIOR SHOW – Cain-View Warrior Pride exhibited by Kaylyn Jones of Harrington, Delaware

HOLSTEIN JUNIOR CHAMPION FEMALE – OPEN SHOW – Bulldog Jordy Charm exhibited by Buddy Voss of Clayton, Delaware

HOLSTEIN RESERVE JUNIOR CHAMPION FEMALE – OPEN SHOW- MCGK Jordy Flapjack-Red exhibited by Lake Vasey of Lincoln, Delaware

HOLSTEIN SENIOR AND GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE – JUNIOR SHOW – Leip-Ches Kelly Vanilla-Red exhibited by Karley Busker of Harrington, Delaware

HOLSTEIN SENIOR AND GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE OPEN SHOW – Big-Guns Awesome Till-Red exhibited by Dave and Sandy Chance of Millington, Maryland

BEST BRED AND OWNED HOLSTEIN – Presented in Memory of Kenny Warren – Cain-View Warrior Pride exhibited by Kaylyn Jones of Harrington, Delaware

SUPREME CHAMPION JUNIOR SHOW – Presented in Memory of Sam and Myrtle Dixon – Saybrook Denver Sawyer exhibited by Emma Hutchison of Ridgely, Maryland

 

The Delaware 4-H & FFA Spring Dairy Expo Show Committee would like to express their appreciation to the following individuals and business whose contributions made the Spring 4-H & FFA Dairy Show possible:

Andover Genetics, Appoquinimink FFA; B & W Farm Supply; Bayside Bovine Veterinary Services; Dr. Matthew Weeman; Canterbury Ayr; Cargill Animal Nutrition, Steve Isaacson, Country Roads Veterinary Services; Delaware Pet Cremations; Duland Farms; MidAtlantic Farm Credit Exchange Tract, Ltd.; Forrest Avenue Animal Hospital; Ruthie Franczek DVM; Jenamy Farms LLC, Kimball Nutrition LLC, Kent Acres, Milford FFA, The Morris Family, Parkview RV Center, Summit Bridge 4-H Club, ShureLine Electrical, Doc Tammi, Taylor & Messick, Inc; Thomas Family Farms, LLC; Vossmon Farm, Woodside Farm.

Animal Science Updates

Upcoming YQCA Trainings-

Youth for the Quality Care of Animals trainings begin next week in county offices. Dates and times are as follows:

· Wednesday, May 11, 2022- New Castle County Extension Office, Newark 6:30-8:30 pm- registration required in advance-must register by May 9

· Thursday, May 26, 2022- UD Carvel Center, Georgetown 6:30-8:30 pm- registration required in advance- must register by May 24

· Tuesday, June 7, 2022- Kent County Extension Office, Dover 6:30-8:30 pm- registration required in advance- must register by June 6

Classroom trainings are open to ages 7-18 as of January 1, 2022. Youth 19-21 will have to complete the online training as per national program guidelines. Youth ages 5-6 will need to have a parent certified. Please contact Susan Garey truehart@udel.edu or 302-242-1510 about online or classroom options for this age group. Preregistration is required through the www.yqcaprogram.org site. A profile will need to be created if you have not participated in a training in the past. The YQCA classroom training costs $3.00 and the online training costs $12.00. These fees are paid online and go directly to YQCA even if you are attending an in person training. This should be completed prior to coming to the in person training. Youth completing the online YQCA training will take the online module that corresponds to their age as of January 1 of the current year.

 

Tagging Dates for Market Animals for the Delaware State Fair-

Tagging dates begin this weekend in New Castle County for market lambs, market goats, market hogs, steers and feeder calves. Please note the updated minimum weight requirements for a market hog to be tagged for the Delaware State Fair. The previously published weights were provided by a swine department official prior to the publication of the 2022 DSF livestock handbook. The weights below are updated and correct. If your hog does not meet the minimum weight requirement on that date, it will need to come back to another tagging date and meet the minimum requirement for that date. This is to insure that your hog has the best chance of making weight in July.

On May 7, 2022 Newark- Cook Family Farm- 8:00 AM-11:00 AM – Minimum weight is 75 lbs.

On May 15, 2022 DSF- 8:00 AM-11:00 AM – Minimum weight is 80 lbs.

On May 24, 2022 DSF- 5:00 PM- 8:00 PM – Minimum weight is 85 lbs.

 

Harness Horse Youth Foundation Day Camp-

The Harness Horse Youth Foundation is having a one day camping program at Harrington Raceway on June 27, 2022. What to expect at a HHYF event? Campers will learn about harnessing and hitching and all about Standardbreds. There will be hands-on time with horses and opportunities to hear from industry pros. Most of all, campers will have fun as well as lunch!

Camp runs 8AM to 4PM and the registration fee is $35 which includes lunch (assistance is available – contact HHYF office) Youth ages 11 and up are eligible. All participants should wear long pants and solid toed shoes to the event.

Registration is limited; application deadline is June 15. Online registration link: https://hhyf.org/schedule-applications/

For more information please contact the HHYF office phone: 317.908.0029 email: ellen@hhyf.org

2022 4-H Animal Judging Contests

 

Please use this form:  http://www.udel.edu/009449  to register for the Animal Judging Contest County qualifier.  You can register for more than 1 contest.  If you are under the age of 13, you have the option of competing as a Senior to enable you to compete in your respective contest at the Delaware State Fair (you can only compete at the DSF in 2 judging contests).  If you are over 12 years old you must register as a Senior.
Each contest is being held one time for all Delaware 4-H’ers to qualify – Counties will qualify the top 10 participants from their county.  You must attend and complete this county qualifier to participate in the State Judging contest at the fair.
Contest Dates and locations are as follows:Dairy Judging – May 26, 6:30 PM, Knutsen Farm, Greenwood DEHorse Judging – May 22, 10:00 AM, Horse Power Show Hunters, Greenwood DELivestock Judging – June 3, 6:30 PM, Delaware State Fairgrounds, Harrington DEPoultry Judging – May 31, Time and Location TBDIf you have special needs that need to be accommodated, please contact your county 4-H office 2 weeks prior to the event for which you have registered.If you have any questions, please contact your county 4-H office

Animal Science Updates

2022 YQCA Certification Requirement for DSF Market Animal Exhibitors-

All Delaware State Fair junior exhibitors showing a market animal (steer, market lamb, market goat or market hog) are required to have a current quality assurance certification in order to exhibit in a market class at the Delaware State Fair. The Youth PQA program no longer exists to train new youth or recertify. The YQCA program is a national certification that now covers all livestock species with a single certification for all youth ages 8-21 nationwide. Program ages are calculated as of January 1 of the current year. Options for obtaining a qualifying quality assurance certification to be able to show a market animal at the 2022 DSF are:

·        Ages 5-7– A parent, guardian or responsible adult must have a current quality assurance certification. Options to fulfill this requirement include PQA(Pork Quality Assurance) or BQA (Beef Quality Assurance https://www.bqa.org/certification/online-certification) adult online trainings or parents can either attend a YQCA classroom training session(email Susan directly to register) with their 5-7 year old to obtain a valid QA certification to meet the DSF requirement.  Please contact Susan Garey if you would like to be granted access to the online Adult PQA certification training to cover youth ages 5-7. An email address is required.

·        Ages 8-18– The youth market exhibitor must have a current YQCA certification obtained either through an YQCA classroom training session or YQCA online.

·        Ages 19-21– The youth market exhibitor must have a current YQCA certification that can only be obtained online as per the YQCA program rules.

Youth YQCA certification is valid for one year.

In order for youth ages 8-21 to participate in either an online or in person classroom YQCA training session, they must register and create a profile at http://yqcaprogram.org  Please note the new website address for 2022. For youth age 8-12, parents are required to register their youth on the YQCA website. Once registered, select the appropriate class you plan to attend.  Fees will be charged at the time of registration and can be paid by credit card.

The YQCA classroom training costs $3.00 and the online training costs $12.00.  These fees are paid online and go directly to YQCA even if you are attending an in person training.  This should be completed prior to coming to the in person training. Youth completing the online YQCA training will take the online module that corresponds to their age as of January 1 of the current year.  

The following YQCA in person class training dates have been scheduled for this spring:

·        Wednesday, May 11, 2022- New Castle County Extension Office, Newark 6:30-8:30 pm- registration required in advance-must register by May 9

·        Thursday, May 26, 2022- UD Carvel Center, Georgetown 6:30-8:30 pm- registration required in advance- must register by May 24                            

·        Tuesday, June 7, 2022- Kent County Extension Office, Dover 6:30-8:30 pm- registration required in advance- must register by June 6                             

Additional date(s) may be added as interest warrants. If you plan on attending any of these sessions, you must register in advance so that we can ensure enough space and training materials.  Please contact Susan Garey truehart@udel.edu or (302)242-1510 if you have any questions or concerns in regards to Quality Assurance/YQCA certification needs.

2022 Delaware State Fair Livestock Tagging Dates-

For all market lambs, market goats, market hogs, steers and feeder calves:

Saturday, May 7—Cook Farm, Newark- 8am to 11am

Sunday, May 15—Fairgrounds—8am to 11am *please note this is Sunday and not Saturday. The fair grounds has an event on Saturday that will not permit us to hold tagging

Tuesday, May 24—Fairgrounds—5pm to 8pm Final Tagging Date for the 2022 DSF

Minimum weights for market hogs to be tagged will apply again this year, the same as in 2019. If your pig does not weigh the minimum weight for that tagging day, it will not be tagged.  Minimum weights are 50 lbs on 5/7/2022, 60 lbs on 5/15/2022 and 70 lbs on 5/24/2022.  The Delaware Farm Bureau Rate of Gain Contest will resume this year and in order to be eligible for awards, members must tag at the locations for their county. For New Castle County this is the May 7th Cook Farm date, for Kent and Sussex these are the state fair location tagging dates.

Virtual State 4-H Horse Bowl- Entries Due April 8th

This year’s State 4-H Horse Bowl is an online competition conducted between April 15-24, 2022. Preregistration is required in order to participate. Registration is open March 21- April 8, 2022. To register go to: https://www.pcsreg.com/2022-virtual-delaware-4-h-horse-bowl-contest If you have special needs that need to be accommodated, please contact the office two weeks prior to the event so that we can make alternate arrangements. For more information please visit: https://www.udel.edu/content/dam/udelImages/canr/pdfs/extension/4H/2022_HORSE_BOWL_CONTEST_-_Susan_Garey.pdf

Delaware 4-H Equine Art- Entries Due May 9th

Calling all young artists!  With categories encompassing painting, pastels, charcoals, photography, pencil, pen and ink and even crayons and markers for younger youth there is something for everyone in the Delaware 4-H Equine Art Contest. Entries are due to county offices on or before May 9, 2022. Entries will be put on display by May 16th at Chick’s retail store in Harrington, Delaware.  A maximum of 2 entries per individual per class will be accepted. Contest guidelines and entry information is posted on the State 4-H website.

https://www.udel.edu/content/dam/udelImages/canr/pdfs/extension/4H/2022_Delaware_4-H_Equine_Art_Contest_-_Susan_Garey.pdf

Final Delaware Junior Dairy Futurity Payment Due May 2

The third payment for futurity animals entered for the 2022 Delaware Junior Dairy Futurity is due May 2 to volunteer Charmayne Busker.  Calves MUST be exhibited by a Delaware State Fair Junior Dairy Exhibitor. Leased animals are eligible and an exhibitor must be named on the last entry on May 2, 2022.  For more information please consult the 2022 entry form posted on the State 4-H animal science page at https://www.udel.edu/academics/colleges/canr/cooperative-extension/personal-economic-development/4H-youth-development/project-information/animal-science/ or email Charmayne Busker cpbusker@gmail.com

Dairy Leasing Agreements Due to County Offices May 2

2022 Delaware Youth Dairy Leasing Agreements must be turned in to county offices for county agent signatures or to Susan Garey by May 1.  Copies of dairy leases will be forwarded on to the Delaware State Fair.  The leasing agreement is posted on the state 4-H webpage under the “Dairy” heading.  https://www.udel.edu/content/dam/udelImages/canr/pdfs/extension/4H/animal-science/Delaware_Youth_Dairy_Leasing_Agreement_-_Susan_Garey.doc.pdf This is the only version of a leasing agreement that is accepted for Delaware shows.

National 4-H Dairy Conference Application Due- May 2

The 2022 National 4-H Dairy Conference is October 2-6, 2022 in Madison, Wisconsin.  The conference is for 15 to 18 year-olds who have participated in the 4-H Dairy Program for at least three years, who are currently enrolled in 4-H and have an interest in the dairy industry.  The application can be found here and and an interview may be required https://www.udel.edu/content/dam/udelImages/canr/pdfs/extension/4H/event-info/2022-National-4-H-Dairy-Conference-Fillable-Application.pdf.

Delmarva Chicken Association Scholarships- Due April 8th

Undergraduate scholarships of $2,000 are available to residents of the Delmarva Peninsula who are undergraduate students at any accredited, degree-granting institution, with an academic major in a subject relevant to Delmarva’s chicken community and who are pursuing a career path leading to employment in any segment of Delmarva’s chicken community. The program also is open to high school seniors on the Delmarva Peninsula who have been accepted at any accredited, degree-granting institution and who are pursuing a career path leading to employment in any segment of Delmarva’s chicken community. Previous recipients, if still eligible, may reapply. Applications will be evaluated by a committee of DCA representatives using the following 100-point rubric: Scholastic Record (20 points), Answers to Questions (40 points), School/Community Activities & Awards (20 points), Financial Need (5 points), Faculty Reference (15 points). Complete applications for these scholarships must be received at the address below no later than 4:30 p.m. on Friday, April 8, 2022. Late applications, incomplete applications, and handwritten applications will not be considered. For more information https://www.dcachicken.com/scholarship/

2022 Delaware 4-H Avian Bowl Study Sections- 

The Avian Bowl is a knowledge based quiz bowl style competition that focuses on poultry and eggs and poultry industry topics.  The 2022 Delaware 4-H Avian Bowl will be Saturday July 30th at 1:00 pm in the Centre.  All questions and answers will come from the following material in the 2016 version of the Avian Bowl Manual:

Study Sections: 

• Poultry judging – Online National Poultry Judging Manual (Past production hens printable pdf, pages 1-2 only)

• Understanding food prisoners (All)- pages 17-20

• Avian systems (Reproduction only)- pages 35-38

• Breeds, varieties, and strains (Mediterranean through AOSB only)- pages 75-80

• Raising game birds (Disease control through Laws only)- pages 94-99

• Eggcyclopedia (Partnership for food safety through Zeaxanthin only)- pages 139- 151B

• Raising your home chicken flock (All)- pages 151C-161

• Biosecurity (All)- pages 179-180

• Avian influenza (All) – Pages 181-182

Note: The above study material came from the National 4-H Avian Bowl Manual revised in 2016.

For more information on the Avian Bowl please consult the contest rules and guidelines which can be found on the State 4-H Events webpage: https://www.udel.edu/content/dam/udelImages/canr/pdfs/extension/4H/Delaware_4-H_Avian_Bowl_Rules_and_Guidelines_2022_-_Susan_Garey.pdf

County 4-H Livestock Judging Qualifier- June 3rd

A county livestock judging qualifier will be held on Friday, June 3rd beginning at 6:30 pm at the  Delaware State Fair in the Kent Building. Any 4-H members wishing to judge in the 4-H Livestock Judging contest at the 2022 Delaware State Fair must participate in the county qualifier. Participants should dress appropriately, wear close toed shoes and bring a pencil, blank paper and a clipboard. More information will be available in May.

2022 4-H and FFA Rate of Gain Educational Contest

Sponsored by the Delaware Farm Bureau

1. This event is open to all enrolled 4-H and FFA youth. Youth that are enrolled in both the 4-H and the FFA program are only eligible for one award per species of livestock. Cloverbuds are not eligible to participate in this contest.

2. All animals must be weighed at the weigh-in for their county and at the final weigh-in for their specific species during the Delaware State Fair.

2022 County weigh-in dates are as follows:

· May 7th- Cook Farm- Newark 9 am-11- New Castle County

· May 15th- Delaware State Fair Harrington 9 am- 11 am- Kent/Sussex County – this is a Sunday!

· May 24th- Delaware State Fair Harrington 5pm -8 pm- Kent/Sussex County (Final DSF Tagging Date)

 

3. All animals must be weighed on a scale certified or evaluated for this activity by the Delaware Department of Agriculture. An official weigh master and recorder will be designated at each weigh-in. The weigh master cannot have a child participating in the event. The recorder will obtain the following data: name of youth, complete mailing address, tag number of animal, gender of animal, breed of animal, along with weight. The recorder should forward all information to Susan Garey within one week of weigh-in.

4. Animals must make weight (minimum and maximum) for the specific species as outlined in the Delaware State Fair Exhibitor’s Handbook to be eligible for these awards. They must participate in their respective market show during the DSF.

5. Young people who are members of a 4-H club in one county and a FFA chapter in another county must choose one tagging/weigh date to attend. You are not permitted to weigh at more than one location. This means that you are designating which organization (4-H or FFA) and county Rate of Gain contest you are eligible for.

6. All participants must submit a record sheet to Susan Garey by August 15, 2022 to be eligible for this activity. The entry form must be actually signed by the member and all requested authorized parties in order to be eligible.

7. Should there be less than two animals in a species, animals must make the following minimum daily weight gain: lambs – .30 lb.; goat – .2 lb.; steer – 1 lb.; swine 1.25 in order to be eligible to receive the rate of gain award for their respective county.

8. The Delaware Farm Bureau will recognize the young person owning the animal with the best rate of gain in market goat, market lamb, and steer projects in each county with categories for both 4-H and FFA members. County winners will be recognized at their respective County Farm Bureau banquet.

2022 Rate of Gain Contest entry form

2022 YQCA Certification

2022 Quality Assurance Certification Requirement for Delaware State Fair Market Animal Exhibitors

All Delaware State Fair junior exhibitors showing a market animal (steer, market lamb, market goat or market hog) are required to have a current quality assurance certification in order to exhibit in a market class at the Delaware State Fair. The Youth PQA program no longer exists to train new youth or recertify. The YQCA program is a national certification that now covers all livestock species with a single certification for all youth ages 8-21 nationwide. Program ages are calculated as of January 1 of the current year.

Options for obtaining a qualifying quality assurance certification to be able to show a market animal at the 2022 DSF are:

· Ages 5-6- A parent, guardian or responsible adult must have a current quality assurance certification. Options to fulfill this requirement include PQA(Pork Quality Assurance) or BQA (Beef Quality Assurance https://www.bqa.org/certification/online-certification) adult online trainings or parents can either attend a YQCA classroom training session(email Susan directly to register) with their 5-6 year old to obtain a valid QA certification to meet the DSF requirement. Please contact Susan Garey if you would like to be granted access to the online Adult PQA certification training to cover youth ages 5-6. An email address is required.

· Ages 7-18- The youth market exhibitor must have a current YQCA certification obtained either through an YQCA classroom training session or YQCA online.

· Ages 19-21- The youth market exhibitor must have a current YQCA certification that can only be obtained online as per the YQCA program rules.

Youth YQCA certification is valid for one year.

 

In order for youth ages 7-21 to participate in either an online or in person classroom YQCA training session, they must register and create a profile at http://yqca.org For youth age 7-12, parents are required to register their youth on the YQCA website. Once registered select the appropriate class you plan to attend. Fees will be charged at the time of registration and can be paid by credit card.

The YQCA classroom training costs $3.00 and the online training costs $12.00. These fees are paid online and go directly to YQCA even if you are attending an in person training. This should be completed prior to coming to the in person training. Youth completing the online YQCA training will take the online module that corresponds to their age as of January 1 of the current year.

 

The following YQCA in person class training dates have been scheduled for this spring:

· Wednesday, May 11, 2022- New Castle County Extension Office, Newark 6:30-8:30 pm- registration required in advance-must register by May 9

· Thursday, May 26, 2022- UD Carvel Center, Georgetown 6:30-8:30 pm- registration required in advance- must register by May 24

· Tuesday, June 7, 2022- Kent County Extension Office, Dover 6:30-8:30 pm- registration required in advance- must register by June 6

 

Additional date(s) may be added as interest warrants. If you plan on attending any of these sessions, you must register in advance so that we can ensure enough space and training materials. Please contact Susan Garey truehart@udel.edu or (302)242-1510 if you have any questions or concerns in regards to Quality Assurance/YQCA certification needs.

Delaware 4-H Avian Bowl Contest

Saturday July 30, 2022

Delaware State Fair 4-H Centre

Harrington, Delaware

1:00 pm

 

General Rules, Regulations and Entry

For special accommodations in accessing this event please notify the extension office one month prior to the event.

1. Selection of Teams, Contestants, and Eligibility

A. Any 4-H club may enter one or more teams that can consist of two (2) to four (4) members each. A single competitor does not constitute a team and may not compete as such.

B. All contestants must have passed their 8th birthday and may not have passed their 19th birthday as of January 1 of the current year. There is only one division in this event.

C. Contestant and team entry and eligibility must be certified by the club and/or organizational leader

D. Entries must be made online through the Delaware State Fair website www.delawarestatefair.com by June 1. Teams should be entered once under the club name.

 

2. Questions will be from: National 4-H Avian Bowl Manual 2016 version

Teams should order the manual through the Clemson University bulletin room. The cost is $15.00 per copy and may be ordered online using either a VISA or Mastercard by going to:

Dillard Building 105 Klugh Avenue Clemson, SC 29634 (864) 656-0281 (phone); (864) 656-0687 (fax); Attn: Shannell Mathis shannem@clemson.edu

Order online from Clemson University: https://secure.touchnet.net/C20569_ustores/web/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCTID=1587&SINGLESTORE=true

 

2022 Study Sections:

All questions and answers will come from the following material in the 2016 version of the Avian Bowl Manual: · Poultry judging – Online National Poultry Judging Manual (Past production hens printable pdf, pages 1-2 only)

· Understanding food prisoners (All)- pages 17-20

· Avian systems (Reproduction only)- pages 35-38

· Breeds, varieties, and strains (Mediterranean through AOSB only)- pages 75-80

· Raising game birds (Disease control through Laws only)- pages 94-99

· Eggcyclopedia (Partnership for food safety through Zeaxanthin only)- pages 139-151B

· Raising your home chicken flock (All)- pages 151C-161

· Biosecurity (All)- pages 179-180

· Avian influenza (All) – Pages 181-182

 

3. Method of Play

There will be three types of questions used:

· Regular questions (worth 1 point each) to which any member of either team may respond. If a regular question is answered incorrectly, it is then offered to the other team for a chance to answer.

· Toss-up questions (worth 1 point each) to which any member of either team may respond. [The only difference between a regular and a toss-up question would be that toss-up questions would have a bonus question attached to each and, in general, would be somewhat more difficult than the regular questions.]

· Bonus questions (worth a pre-determined 1-3 points); all parts of the bonus question must be answered before any points will be awarded. No part of the bonus question will be repeated, nor will any additional information be given to the contestants relative to the questions. Any member of the team winning the toss-up may provide answers to bonus questions. Contestants on the same team may confer with each other prior to answering a bonus question. If a bonus question is answered incorrectly it is not offered to the other team for a chance to answer.

There will be no spelling questions. Points will not be deducted for incorrect answers. The decision of the judge as to the acceptability of an answer will be final.

If a question is interrupted during the reading of it, the moderator will stop reading as soon as a buzzer is activated. The contestant has five seconds after being acknowledged, to begin their answer. If the answer given is correct for the way the question was written, it will be accepted. If the answer given is correct for only the portion of the question heard, but wrong for the way the question is written, the answer will not be accepted. If the question was interrupted, the judges will not be allowed to ask for any type of clarification of the answer given.

 

4. Awards

The Delaware State Fair will award premiums to the top three teams in competition.

Team Awards: 1st 2nd 3rd

$100 $50 $25

For additional information please contact Susan Truehart Garey, Extension Agent Animal Science, truehart@udel.edu or (302)730-4000.

Delaware 4-H Equine Art Contest

General Information:

1. Entries must include the image of a horse or horses, ponies, donkeys or mules.

2. Artwork and photographs must be the original work of the entrant. The work must have been completed during the current 4-H year (since Sept. 1, 2021)

3. Contestants may submit more than on entry. Each entry must have a separate entry form when submitted.

4. Artwork must be fully completed and dry when submitted.

5. The Delaware 4-H Horse Advisory Committee respectfully requires the permission of the artists to reproduce their entries in future promotional publications or articles which advertise the winners, promotes future contests or 4-H equine activities.

6. The Delaware 4-H Horse Advisory Committee will make every effort to protect the artwork while on display, however the artwork will be displayed in a public venue and 4-H members enter their artwork at their own risk.

Eligibility:

1. Contestants must be 4-H members that are currently enrolled in the Delaware 4-H program.

2. 4-H members must be between the ages of 5-19 years old as of January 1, 2022.

3. Age divisions (age as of Jan 1, 2022) are as follows:

– Cloverbud (5-7 years old) – Intermediate (12-14 years old)

– Junior (8-11 years old) – Senior (15-19 years old)

4. Awards for 1st-6th place will be presented for each category in each age division. A Best in Show Champion and Reserve Champion will also be chosen and presented with rosettes and medallions. Cloverbuds will receive participation awards only.

5. A maximum of 2 entries per individual, per class will be accepted.

6. Entries that do not comply with entry specifications will be disqualified.

 

Delaware 4-H Equine Art Contest Classes:

1. Drawing- Pastels/Charcoal/Graphite/Colored Pencil – ABSTRACT The artwork itself may be no smaller than 8”x 10” and no larger than 11”x 17”. Must be mounted (backed) on a mat board, which is available at most craft stores (no foam core board or construction paper) and must be protected with plastic wrap or cellophane to prevent smearing.

2. Drawing- Pastels/Charcoal/Graphite/Colored Pencil – REALISTIC. The artwork itself may be no smaller than 8”x 10” and no larger than 11”x 17”. Must be mounted (backed) on a mat board, which is available at most craft stores (no foam core board or construction paper) and must be protected with plastic wrap or cellophane to prevent smearing.

3. Drawing- Pen/Ink/Markers/Crayon – ABSTRACT The artwork itself may be no smaller than 8”x 10” and no larger than 11”x 17”. Must be mounted (backed) on a mat board which is available at most craft stores (no foam core board or construction paper) and must be protected with plastic wrap or cellophane to prevent smearing.

4. Drawing- Pen/Ink/Markers/Crayon – REALISTIC The artwork itself may be no smaller than 8”x 10” and no larger than 11”x 17”. Must be mounted (backed) on a mat board which is available at most craft stores (no foam core board or construction paper) and must be protected with plastic wrap or cellophane to prevent smearing.

5. Painting- Oil/Acrylic/Watercolor – ABSTRACT The artwork itself may be no smaller than 8” X 10” and no larger than 11” X 17”. Must be mounted (backed) on mat board, which is available at most craft stores (no foam core board or construction paper).

6. Painting- Oil/Acrylic/Watercolor – REALISTIC The artwork itself may be no smaller than 8” X 10” and no larger than 11” X 17”. Must be mounted (backed) on mat board, which is available at most craft stores (no foam core board or construction paper).

7. Photography- Color digital or 35 mm film The same photograph may not be entered in both the Color and BW category. Photos should be 5” X 7” or smaller and mounted (backed) on mat board not to exceed 6” x 8” total dimensions (no foam core board or construction paper).

8. Photography- Black and White digital or 35 mm film The same photograph may not be entered in both the Color and BW category. Photos should be 5” x 7” or smaller and mounted (backed) on mat board not to exceed 6” x 8” total dimensions (no foam core board or construction paper).

9. NEW! Cartoon- Single frame or Strip Artwork done in any medium. Must tell a short story or make a point. Exhibitor must use his/her own illustrations. The artwork itself may be no smaller than 8” X 10” and no larger than 11” X 17”. Must be mounted (backed) on mat board, which is available at most craft stores (no foam core board or construction paper).

10. NEW! Mixed, Altered Media, Other – Collage, Paper, Paint, Fun Foam, Felt, Metal, Wood, Leather, Combined Mediums, Altered Horse items, etc. Artwork combining several types of mediums. Artwork that does not fit any other category. Use your imagination! If artwork is to be hung, it may be no smaller than 8” X 10” and no larger than 11” X 17”. Must be mounted (backed) on mat board, which is available at most craft stores (no foam core board or construction paper). If artwork is for tabletop, it may be no smaller than 6” x 6” x 6” and no larger than 11” x 17” x 17”.

 

Entries:

Entries must be brought to county offices by Monday, May 9, 2022. Entries will be displayed and judged in Chick’s retail store in Harrington, Delaware by May 16, 2022. Entries will remain on display for the month of May and first week of June and will be returned to county office for pick up by the middle of June.

2022 Delaware 4-H Equine Art Contest Entry Form

Hippology Results

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The Delaware 4-H program held their statewide 4-H Hippology contest at the end of December.  Normally held on site at an equine facility, the event was adapted and held virtually this year.  Hippology meaning “study of the horse” is an activity that enhances learning for 4-H members by letting them exhibit their knowledge and understanding of equine science and husbandry in a competitive setting.  44 youth ages 5-19 from across the state participated in the virtual competition.  The Delaware 4-H Horse Advisory Committee, a group composed of 4-H volunteers from all three Delaware counties that are dedicated to providing quality 4-H horse programs to members, sponsored the contest.  

4-H members competed as individuals and as teams this year.  The individual portion of the contest had competitors complete five different sections focused on multiple choice questions on equine management related topics, feed identification, identifying the parts of the horse, identifying tack parts, and sorting breeds and feed ingredients into appropriate categories.  

4-H members were both scored and placed utilizing the Danish system which compared their score to a standard. 

Here are the New Castle County member results:

Beginners (8-10 yrs old):

Paloma Jaramillo-Contreras, Holy Angels School 4-H Club, New Castle County~ Yellow  

Seniors (14-19 yrs old):

Daisy Timney, Heavenly Hooves 4-H Club, New Castle County~ Yellow 

Ag Week animal programs for 4-H families

2022 Ag Week Beef Program

Tuesday January 11th-6:30- 8:30 pm

Featured speaker Dr. Tara L. Felix, PAS, PhD Extension Beef Specialist, Associate Professor Animal Science, Penn State University

Dr. Tara Felix is an Associate Professor in the Animal Science Department at Pennsylvania State University. She interacts with the Livestock Extension Team around the state to provide programs and courses designed to benefit Pennsylvania cattle producers. In addition, she has an applied research program on campus, designed and focused on improving profitability of beef producers in PA. Her areas of expertise include: beef cattle nutrition, metabolism, management,  and feedlot nutrition and management.

6:30 pm- Welcome – Susan Garey, Extension Agent, Animal Science, University of Delaware

6:35- 7:20 pm- What We Think We “Know” About Beef x Dairy – Dr. Tara Felix, PAS, PhD

7:20-7:30 pm- Break

7:30-7:40 pm- Delaware Beef Advisory Board Updates

7:40- 8:25 pm –Best Practices for Making Beef From the Dairy Herd– Dr. Tara Felix, PAS, PhD

8:25 pm- Questions and Wrap Up

2022 Delaware Ag Week – Swine Session

January 12, 2022

6:00 – 8:30 pm

6:00 – 6:15 PM Introductions and Welcome– John Tigner- President, Delaware Pork Producers Association and Susan Truehart Garey- Extension Agent Animal Science

6:15 – 6:30 PM African Swine Fever- Dr. Heather Hirst, DVM- State Veterinarian, Delaware Department of Agriculture

6:30 – 6:45 PM Federal Premises Identification Number (PIN) and Animal ID – How Your Farm Can Benefit      Amanda Fabi-Animal Health Inspector, Delaware Department of Agriculture

6:45 – 7:00 PM BREAK 

7:00 – 7:30 PM Secure Pork Supply/AgView– John Heins, Producer and State Engagement Manager, National Pork Board

7:30 – 8:00 PM Current Porcine Reproduction and Respiratory Syndrome(PRRS) 1,4,4 Outbreak– What Producers Need to Know- Dr. Lisa Becton, DVM, MS, DACVPM, Director of Swine Health, National Pork Board

8:00 – 8:30 PM Questions and Answers and Wrap Up

Small Ruminant (Sheep and Goat) Program

Thursday January 13th-6:00- 8:30 pm

 

6:00- 6:05- Welcome – Susan Truehart Garey, Extension Agent Animal Science, University of Delaware

6:05 -6:35 pm- Delaware Small Ruminant Parasite Research Updates- Dr. Kwame Matthews, Small Ruminant Specialist, Delaware State University

6:35 7:05 pm- Building a Sustainable Meat Goat Industry Through Collaboration – Dr. Terry Gipson, Goat Extension Leader, Langston University

7:05-7:15 pm- Break

7:15- 8:00 pm – Understanding the Impacts of Toxoplasmosis on Small Ruminants– Dr. Kwame Matthews, Small Ruminant Extension Specialist, Delaware State University

8:00-8:20 pm– Lambing and Kidding Simulation Model – Dan Severson, New Castle County Agricultural Agent, University of Delaware

8:30 pm- Questions and Wrap Up

 

Register HERE for any Ag Week session

2021 Delaware 4-H Hippology Contest

2021 Delaware 4-H Hippology Contest

  Virtual Format

Registration Link: https://www.pcsreg.com/hippology2021

Registration due : December 17, 2021

 

Objectives:

  1. To provide youth with the opportunity to blend the knowledge and skills acquired in horse judging, horse bowl, demonstrations, and public speaking showing and practical horse experience into one activity.
  2. To encourage youth to continue expanding their understanding, knowledge, and participation in equine science.
  3. To recognize youth for their total involvement in and comprehensive knowledge of the horse industry.
  4. To teach good sportsmanship through a friendly and competitive environment.

Contestants and Eligibility: 

  1. Any Delaware 4-H member is eligible. Participants must be currently enrolled member of a Delaware 4-H club and should have some familiarity with horses. Youth can compete in both the individual and team categories. The same score will be utilized for both categories.
  2. Team entries must consist of three (3) to four (4) members each. Teams may be comprised of members from multiple 4-H clubs and/or across counties. We will do our best to create teams for those members who wish to compete as part of a team and do not have a team within their club.
  3. Age is calculated as of January 1, 2022
  4. Divisions: Cloverbuds- Participation only- will receive an equine activity packet in the mail to complete. This packet does not get returned.
  • Beginner- Ages 8-10
  • Intermediate- Ages 11-13
  • Senior- Ages 14-19

Contest Rules and Regulations:

  1. This is an individual and team competition for 2021.
  2. There is no entry fee for 2021.
  3. Any team whose members come from two age groups must compete in the older group.
  4. All contestants are expected to do their own work with no outside assistance (no help from members, leaders, parents, resources, or internet searches).
  5. All individual and team contestants must pre-register online via https://www.pcsreg.com/hippology2021 Registration is open from November 17 to December 17, 2021.
  6. Entries will not be accepted during the contest. If you have registered for the State 4-H Hippology Contest, you will receive an email confirmation prior to the start of the contest.
  7. The link to the virtual contest will be distributed via the email address provided at registration. Please be sure to register using a valid email address that is checked regularly. If you have difficulty accessing the internet for the contest, please notify Susan Garey truehart@udel.edu so that alternate arrangements can be made.
  8. The virtual contest will be open between December 21- January 1 and must be completed in a single sitting. Participants will not be permitted to return to questions and may only complete the contest once.
  9. Reference material – please refer to the Study Guide provided at the end of this document for this contest. All reference material is the same as used for the Horse Bowl and Hippology contests in previous years.

 

Contest Format and Scoring: 

  1. The contest will be comprised of four types of activities- slides(questions with images), stations(typically matching type activities), a multiple-choice written quiz, and judging.

Example:  Looking at the photos provided, please identify the colors of the horses.

Example: Looking at the image provided, please match the numbered parts of the horse with the correct name.

Example: Senior multiple-choice question-

When the front toes turn out and the heels turn in, the horse is said to be what?

A. Splayfooted

B. Pigeon toed

C. Bowlegged

D. All of the above

 

  1. Subject matter covered will include but may not be limited to tack and equipment, breeds, feeds, colors and markings, anatomy, equine health, disciplines, horse evaluation, and judging.

 

  1. Individual Score – will be calculated based on the number of correct answers and awards will be presented to the top placing individuals and teams in each category. The Danish system will also be utilized to present individual awards beyond the top placing individuals. Danish system awards will be based on:
  • Blue (90% or greater correct)
  • Red (75%- 89% correct)
  • Yellow (74% and below correct
  • Awards will be presented to the top placing individuals and teams in each category.

 

  1. Team scores will be calculated by adding the top three scores from a four-member team and dropping the lowest score. In a three-member team, no low score will be dropped.

 

Suggested Study Resources for the Hippology Contest- 4-H Horse Manuals:

 

  1. “Giddy Up and Go”, “Head, Heart and Hooves”, “Stable Relationships”, “Riding the Range,” “Jumping to New Heights,” “Horse Project Helper’s Guide.,”
  2. Beginner age 8-10: Your Pony, Your Horse, by Cherry Hill
  3. Intermediate (age 11-13)Your Horse, a step-by-step guide to horse ownership, by Judy Chapple (and age 8-10 material).
  4. Senior (14 to 19) Horses and Horsemanship – by Ray Antoniewicz, National 4-H Council
    Storey’s Horse-Lover’s Encyclopedia, edited by Deborah Burns (and age 8-10 and 11-13 material).
    Horse Science- by Ray Antoniewicz, National 4-H Council
  1. http://www.shoreridersponyclub.org/quiz-worksheets–documents.html
  2. Feed Ingredients to be familiar with- hay, hay cubes, straw, alfalfa pellets, whole corn, cracked corn, barley, beet pulp, dried molasses, oats, pelleted feed, rolled oats, salt, soybeans, soybean meal, sweet feed, trace mineral salt

If you are in need of special accommodations to participate in this program, please notify officials two weeks in advance of the event.

Cooperative Extension Education in Agriculture and Home Economics, University of Delaware, Delaware State University and the United States Department of Agriculture cooperating. Distributed in furtherance of Acts of Congress of May 8 and June 30,1914. It is the policy of the Delaware Cooperative Extension System that no person shall be subjected to discrimination on the grounds of race, color, sex, disability, age, or national origin.

2021 Delaware 4-H Hippology Contest (printable PDF)

2022 Delaware Youth Dairy Futurity

2022 Delaware Youth Dairy Futurity

All Breed Summer Calves

 Co-Chairs:  John Hickey & Charmayne Busker

 

To participate in the 2022 Futurity for Summer Calves, a calf must be nominated by May 1, 2022.  All calves, born June 1, 2021, to August 31, 2021, inclusive, of any dairy breed are eligible to enter the Delaware Youth Dairy Futurity. Calves MUST be exhibited by a Delaware State Fair Junior Dairy Exhibitor. Leased animals are eligible and an exhibitor must be named on the last entry on May 2, 2022.

  • 1st payment of $5.00 due on or before November 30, 2021
  • 2nd payment of $10.00 due on or before February 1, 2022
  • 3rd  payment of $15.00 due on or before May 2, 2022 (last one)

Late Entries: If you do not enter the animal on the first due date, the entry fee will be doubled. If your first entry is made on February 1, you will pay $30 on February 1. If you do not enter until May 2, your fee is $70 on May 2.

Purses in this event shall consist of all moneys received by this association in connection therewith by any of nomination fees, grants, and donations from any person or persons or sponsors of this show.

The premium schedule for this class is as follows:  1st place: $450; 2nd place $350; 3rd place $250, 4th place $200, 5th place $100, 6th-10th place $75. The remaining entries will receive no less than $50.  Best Bred and Owned will receive $100 in memory of Sam Dixon, Jr. Each exhibitor will receive a Futurity Shirt that must be worn during the show with white show pants. Sizes must be given on the May entry.  The premium schedule is subject to change.

Name and Registration numbers must be supplied with each entry. No “papers pending” entries are eligible. A copy of the registration papers must be sent with the final entry. A copy of the signed lease papers must be submitted with the final entry along with a copy of the registration papers.

Animals shown in the futurity are not eligible to be shown in the Junior Dairy Show at the Delaware State Fair. However, the top placing animal for each breed may compete for Junior Champion of the Junior Dairy Show.  Exhibitors may use this animal for Showmanship and Fitting. The Futurity is tentatively scheduled for the evening of Saturday, July 23, 2022, at the Delaware State Fair.

All entrants must agree to be amendable to all rules and regulations of the Delaware Youth Dairy Futurity and the Show Ring Code of Ethics.

ENTER ALL OF YOUR SUMMER CALVES!

The one you omit might prove to be the Best in 2022

Official Entry Blank below:

2022 Delaware Youth Dairy Futurity Entry Form (printable PDF)

DSF Tagging and YQCA Certification Dates

 

Tagging Dates for 2021 Delaware State Fair Market Animals and Feeder Calves-

Saturday, May 8th- Cook Family Farm Newark, Delaware 9-11 am

Saturday, May 22nd- Delaware State Fairgrounds- 9-11 am

Tuesday, May 25th- Delaware State Fairgrounds- 5-8 pm

We will again be using the COVID tagging protocol used in 2020- tagging will occur on trailers and no weighing of livestock will be performed at the time of tagging. Mask wearing will be required of any and all participants at tagging events. Participants should do their best to respect social distancing. There is no tagging date for Georgetown this year. The 4-H and FFA Rate of Gain Contest sponsored by the Delaware Farm Bureau will be suspended for 2021.

 

2021 YQCA Certification Information

All Delaware State Fair junior exhibitors showing a market animal (steer, market lamb, market goat or market hog) are required to have a current quality assurance certification in order to exhibit in a market class at the Delaware State Fair. The Swine Department will accept either an existing Youth PQA certification that is still valid through July of 2021 or a current Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) certification. The Youth PQA program no longer exists to train new youth or recertify. The YQCA program is a national certification that now covers all livestock species with a single certification for all youth ages 8-21 nationwide. Program ages are calculated as of January 1 of the current year. Options for obtaining a qualifying quality assurance certification in order to be able to show a market animal at the 2021 DSF are:

· Ages 5-6- A parent, guardian or responsible adult must have a current quality assurance certification. Options to fulfill this requirement include PQA(Pork Quality Assurance) or BQA (Beef Quality Assurance https://www.bqa.org/certification/online-certification) adult online trainings or parents can either attend a YQCA classroom training session(email Susan directly to register) with their 5-6 year old to obtain a valid QA certification to meet the DSF requirement. Please contact Susan Garey if you would like to be granted access to the online Adult PQA certification training to cover youth ages 5-6. An email address is required.

· Ages 7-18- The youth market exhibitor must have a current YQCA certification obtained either through an YQCA classroom training session or YQCA online.

· Ages 19-21- The youth market exhibitor must have a current YQCA certification that can only be obtained online as per the YQCA program rules.

Youth YQCA certification is valid for one year.

In order for youth ages 7-21 to participate in either an online or in person classroom YQCA training session, they must register and create a profile at http://yqca.org For youth age 7-12, parents are required to register their youth on the YQCA website. Once registered select the appropriate class you plan to attend. Fees will be charged at the time of registration and can be paid by credit card.

The YQCA classroom training costs $3.00 and the online training costs $12.00. These fees are paid online and go directly to YQCA even if you are attending an in person training. This should be completed prior to coming to the in person training. Youth completing the online YQCA training will take the online module that corresponds to their age as of January 1 of the current year.

In order to be able to comply with COVID health protocols and allow sufficient space, in person training classes will be held at the Delaware State Fairgrounds in 2021. Mask wearing and social distancing between family groups will be enforced during training classes. The following YQCA in person class training dates have been scheduled for this spring:

· Thursday, May 27- Delaware State Fairgrounds 6:30-8:00 pm- registration required in advance- must register by May 25

· Wednesday, June 9- Delaware State Fairgrounds 6:30-8:00 pm- registration required in advance- must register by June 7

Additional date(s) may be added as interest warrants. If you plan on attending any of these sessions, you must register in advance so that we can ensure enough space and training materials. Please contact Susan Garey truehart@udel.edu or (302)242-1510 if you have any questions or concerns in regards to Quality Assurance/YQCA certification

Dairy and Poultry Updates

2021 4-H and FFA Spring Dairy Show Cancelled

After consulting with the leadership of the Delaware Holstein Association, it has been determined that it is best to not hold the Spring Dairy Show this year.

Battle for the Bell, presented by Appoquinimink and Milford FFA – May 1st

This junior dairy show is open to all Delaware residents who are owners or lessors of Holstein, Jersey, Ayrshire, Guernsey, Milking Shorthorn and Brown Swiss cattle. Both heifers and dairy feeder calves will be shown.
Reach out to Stephen Cook at  stephen.cook@appo.k12.de.us   for more information!

Delaware Junior Dairy Leasing Agreements Due May 1

The Junior Dairy Leasing Agreement is available on the State 4-H Animal Science webpage

Completed dairy leases can be mailed to Susan Garey 69 Transportation Circle, Dover, DE 19901 faxed to (302)735-8130 or scanned and emailed to truehart@udel.edu Please no cell phone photographs of completed lease agreements unless you mail a hard copy as follow up. Dairy leasing agreements will be compiled and provided to the Delaware State Fair for verification of leased fair entries.

The Delaware Livestock Expo is Moving…to a New Date in 2021- NEW Dairy Division!

The Delaware Livestock Expo is moving to a new date in 2021- September 11-12th at the Delaware State Fairgrounds. This junior exhibitor show is open to youth up to age 21 as of January 1, 2021 from around the region and offers showmanship and breeding classes for beef, sheep, swine and meat goats. New for 2021 will be a dairy division for our junior dairy exhibitors! Entries and entry fees will be accepted online this year via the Showman app and will be due by August 20th. Stay tuned for information about our outdoor fundraiser with a benefit auction, live music and food trucks being held at the Delaware Ag Museum May 8 from 5-9 pm! Sign up for our newsletter at www.delawarelivestockexpo.com

 

2021 Delaware State 4-H Avian Bowl Study Sections

We are hopeful to be able to hold an in person 4-H Avian Bowl during the Delaware State Fair this year. If a face to face event is not possible, the contest will be converted to a virtual one and be run online utilizing the Qualtrics platform at the beginning of August. In the meantime, 4-H members can begin to prepare for it! The national study sections have been released and are as follows:

All questions and answers will come from the following material in the 2016 version of the Avian Bowl Manual:

· Raising waterfowl (Sources through General Breeding Management) – pages 26-30

· Avian systems (The Feather) – page 43

· Growing Blue Ribbon Pullets (All) – pages 57-65

· Breeds, Varieties, and Strains (Introduction, Bantams, Americans, and Asiatics) – pages 69-73

· Eggcyclopedia (Curdling through It’s All in an Egg) – pages 118-136

· Ratites (All) – Pages 171-173

· Commercial Poultry Industry (All) – Pages 175-176

· Embryology (Parts of the Egg through Candling) – Pages 186-192

Note: The above study material came from the National 4-H Avian Bowl Manual revised in 2016.

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Horse Bowl, Clover Trail Challenge and Equine Art

2021 Delaware State 4-H Horse Bowl- Virtual

The 2021 Delaware 4-H Horse Bowl will be occurring in a virtual format during the week of spring break April 4-11th! The contest will have both individual and team divisions and will be

conducted online using the Qualtrics platform. Awards will be presented for the top placing individuals and teams. Danish system awards will also be presented to all participants. Teams must be comprised of 3-4 members. Preregistration and a valid email address are required to participate and there is no entry fee this year. Registration for the 2021 Horse Bowl is online and will be open from March 22- April 2. https://www.pcsreg.com/virtual-delaware-4-h-horse-bowl-contest

For more information please visit the State 4-H Animal Science webpage.

 

The Clover Quest Trail Challenge

New for 2021 the Clover Quest Trail Challenge- ride or drive the First State with the Delaware 4-H Horse Program between June 1 and August 15th! Log your miles in the saddle as an individual, a as part of a team or both! A full team consists of 4 members, teams of three may also compete. Teams must include at least 1 4-H member. A family unit can be considered a team. Clubs may participate as a team and clubs may submit multiple teams. Miles can be counted in the area or on the trail.

Training/Conditioning and recreational hours/mileage count. Hours/mileage logged during any form of competition do not count. Both hours riding and hours driving may count towards this challenge. Teams do not have to ride together. Your miles and hours can be logged separately. When riding, please keep safety measures such as riding helmets, proper footwear, trail etiquette and social distancing protocols in mind.

Top placing individuals and teams will be recognized. All participants will receive a participation certificate at the end of the challenge no matter your accrued hours, mileage or participation level. Entry is made online via a Google Form. For those competing as a team, submit one (1) completed team entry form via an online Google Form with team captain identified.

Individual Entry Google Form

Team Entry Google Form

Entry will not be considered eligible for awards until your entry form and log form have been received. Mileage and team captain log sheets must be turned in no later than August 23, 2021

For more information please visit the State 4-H Animal Science page.

 

Delaware 4-H Virtual Equine Art Contest- New Online Gallery for Viewing

The Delaware 4-H Equine Art Contest will be held via an online virtual art gallery. Participants will upload images of their artwork to Padlets organized by class between June 1- June 15th. Judging will be completed and awards will be announced by the end of June. Awards for 1st-6th place will be presented for each category in each age division. A Best in Show Champion and Reserve Champion will also be chosen and presented with rosettes and medallions. Cloverbuds will receive participation awards only. For technical questions or if you have trouble uploading images of artwork please contact Caroline DelVecchio at cadv@udel.edu Guidelines and classes can be found on the State 4-H Animal Science webpage.