Larimer County 4H Dairy Project

4-H/Dairy Scholarships

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​2022 Schedule (subject to change)

Workshops for the year will be held the last Friday of each month, January through April.

January 28, 2022:  Workshop at the Extension Office @ 630pm

  • Holstein Foundation - Youth Programs
  • Time for the Hoards Dairyman's Judging Contest! Link to Hoards Dairyman HERE. Remember this is a required event for the Lease-A-Dairy and Cow-less Dairy projects. This is also the tiebreaker for the Mike Dickinson Award. There are some very informative videos on the Hoards Dairyman website under the Youth tab about judging this contest. You can contact me about any questions.
  • At this meeting we are working on several topics including Importance of Nutrition, preparing to breed your cattle, what to expect when they're Expecting. 
  •  I was thinking this year perhaps having a separate mini session or two with new participants and others who would like more coaching on judging dairy cattle. Let me know if this is something you are interested in. This is your project. If you have a topic you like to learn more about, or if you would like to share something you learned from your project, please let me know!
  • Some other upcoming events: possibly a tour of the Heifer Authority in northern Larimer County in the spring
  • This year we have already had a meeting about this year's 2022 Larimer County Fair! NOTE NEW SCHEDULE!
    Schedule (subject to change) for the dairy department is:
    • Thursday, August 4 -  4pm-7pm Stall set up. At this time this is the only time to set up.
    • Saturday, August 6 - 10am to noon (we have a separate check in time from the beef, they check in 7-9), ALL DAIRY CATTLE check in; Costume Class 2pm
    • Sunday, August 7 - 12PM-3PM DAIRY CATTLE ONLY ALLOWED IN WASH RACK! YEA!!!; 4PM DAIRY SHOW (showmanship followed by breed classes) Cattle are released to go home following the dairy show WITH EXCEPTION OF ROUND ROBIN cattle. You can choose to keep your cattle there for the remainder of the fair as companion animals for the Round Robin animals or if it is convenient for you to keep them there until Tuesday.
    • Tuesday, August 9 - 4PM ROUND ROBIN

February 25, 2022: ZOOM Meeting -  @ 630pm.  Please have your Hoards Dairyman papers handy for review. 

  • Due to the cold weather, Shari has changed the Dairy meeting to a Zoom meeting. Here is the link for the meeting.

    Topic: 4-H Dairy Meeting
    Time: Feb 25, 2022 06:30 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

    Join Zoom Meeting 

March Additional Events:

  • March 15th:  Last day to turn in Hoards Dairyman contest results to Shari - please email or text Shari your placings
  • March 20th - Mike Dickenson Scholarship application due >apply here

March 25, 2022: Meeting Cancelled

April 29, 2022 Workshop - we will be going to the Heifer Authority and touring their facility. (This is where Amanda Dye works) We are also having some members bringing their cattle to learn about showmanship techniques, Preparing for show and safety. More details coming.

Live Dairy judging opportunity!
Debbie Carpio sent me information concerning the judging practices coming up sooner this summer than in the past. This year starting June 2nd! >Dairy Judging Dates

Dairy Project Meeting Information:

We have 4 meetings during the year and Lease-A-Dairy members are required to attend at least 3 of these.  LEASE-A-DAIRY Members - Record Books begin in January.  Books are available from Shari and online from the Extension Office.

Thank you to the following sponsors for supporting this project: Ft. Lupton Dairy, Mountain View Dairy, R&C Game and Custom Processing & Hilgenberg and Son Excavating.

Here is the link to another good site about getting ready to show.  MSUcares

2022 Larimer County Dairy Clinics

Larimer County 4-H Dairy Project

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