The dairy cattle project is a great way to learn more about the dairy industry and milk production, animal nutrition, health and reproduction. Dairy project participants can demonstrate their knowledge and abilities through dairy cattle shows from the local to national level, in public speaking contests and in dairy cattle judging.
There are so many people more than willing to help you out, both local families and your county extension office. In the project you will learn:
- Proper nutrition
- Proper care for your animal
- Decision making
And you can also learn through various other opportunities:
- Public Speaking
- Community Service
If you need any type of accommodation to participate in a program or have questions about the physical access provided for an event, please contact the AgriLife Extension agent in your county. Requests for accommodation should be made at the time of registration for the event or at least two weeks prior to the program or event.
The Texas 4-H Dairy Judging Contest will be held in conjunction with the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo Dairy Judging Contest.
The contest will be open to senior Texas 4-H members. There will not be a qualifying contest required at the District level. There will not be a state -level contest for Juniors or Intermediates. However, they are welcome to participate in the Fort Worth and/or possible District-level contests.
Senior 4-H teams wishing to compete in the Texas 4-H Dairy Judging Contest will need to register through BOTH Fort Worth Stock & Rodeo AND through 4-H Connect. There will be no onsite registration.
More details (including deadlines, entry fees, rules, etc.) will be shared once the Fort Worth Livestock
Show & Rodeo Premium Book is available this fall.
If you have any questions, please contact Derrick Bruton or Laura Huebinger.
4-H Member Resources
Texas 4-H Dairy Cattle Project
Dairy Cattle Project Animal Science Website
Major Livestock Shows in Texas
Roundup Public Speaking
Some county and regional shows
Dairy Cattle Judging
National Dairy Conference
World Dairy Expo
Southwest Dairy Day