Serving Lake and McHenry Counties

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YQCA Information

About YQCA or Youth for the Quality and Care of Animals

For members enrolled in dairy cattle, beef cattle, swine, sheep, and goats: All 4-H exhibitors of these animals will be required to certify in the YQCA program by attending either a face to face class (pre-registration required) or certify online via the website: YQCA.org. The cost for the face-to-face training will be $3 and $12 for the online version.  

For members enrolled in horses, rabbits, poultry, dogs, and cats: The Quality Assurance and Ethics training is still required for youth in horses, rabbits, poultry, dogs, cats and small pets. You only need to take it once in your lifetime. Those who do not complete the training will be removed from the animal science project and will not be eligible to exhibit at county fairs. The website is open year round at web.extension.illinois.edu/qaec.

NOTE: Youth must be logged on to a computer for this program, either a desktop or laptop; not an iPad or iPhone.

 

2020 IDOA Livestock Health Requirements

State and Federal laws dictate the production and exhibition of livestock. Know what's required of you as an Illinois 4-H livestock producer and exhibitor.

Find more information HERE.