Dairy Cattle

Share What You Learn With Others!


  • Design a poster on dairy breeds
  • Take part in a quiz bowl contest
  • Teach others about showmanship techniques

Civic Engagement

  • Have your animal as part of a petting zoo sharing the importance of dairy
  • Be a part of a dairy promotion event


  • Arrange for your class to tour a dairy farm
  • Attend the National Dairy Conference and encourage other youth to attend
  • Be a mentor for a younger 4-H'er

Exhibit Ideas

  • Create a poster on a dairy-related topic
  • Make a scrapbook of your animal(s)
  • Continue exhibiting the same animal(s) to show the progression and how they've changed
  • Develop a presentation on the following:
  • How to start a dairy herd
  • How to properly show your animal
  • The impact of the dairy industry on consumers

Ideas for Project Area Learning!

  • Learn sewing machine parts, sewing tools, and how to sew on buttons
  • Examine the cost savings of buying new versus used clothing and accessories
  • Understand how fabrics are made from fibers
  • Learn how to sew garments using patterns and the elements of design 
  • Discover your personal image through clothing and accessories
  • Compare different fabrics, yarns, and finishes
  • Discover how to sew garments integrating the principles of design
  • Learn the pros and cons of different types of retail sales, various methods to pay for clothing, and techniques for assessing product advertisements
  • Understand the differences between natural and manmade fibers