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Tracy Fowler-Pestle
Program Coordinator, 4-H and Youth Development
University of Illinois Extension
2106 SE Third Street
Aledo, IL 61231
Phone: 309-582-5106
FAX: 309-582-7338

Mercer County 4-H

Mercer County 4-H

Livestock Information

  • 2018 Assumption of Risk and Release from Liability Waiver PDF

  • 4-H Livestock Record PDF

  • Illinois 4-H Livestock Records (RA0102) Word

  • Livestock eQuiz

  • Merck Veterinary Manual

  • Prevention: A Young Person's Guide to Keeping Animals Safe and Healthy
    Success in raising animals, whether it's for the family farm, for exhibition, or for recreation, starts with keeping that horse, sheep, or waterfowl safe and healthy. This publication, provided by Ohio State University Extension, teaches young people the importance of protecting animals from disease and keeping their environment hygienic and sanitary.

  • Quality Assurance & Ethics Certification
    Ethics Update- Enrolled in Beef, Sheep, Swine, Poultry, Dairy, Goats, or Horses? Starting in 2013 all 4-H members enrolled in a livestock project area will be required to complete the Quality Assurance and Ethics online course one time in order to stay enrolled in a livestock project area (does not include rabbits, dogs, cats, or small pets). The Quality Assurance and Ethics Certification has been developed to review what is expected of youth when preparing for and exhibiting animals in competition. Once you complete this program, you will earn your certificate of completion and will be eligible to show livestock at the fair. Please print out the certificate when completing the course. You do not have to be certified in each area but at least one. Those not completing the course will be dropped from the project prior to making entries to the county 4-H show. If you do not have access to the internet, please feel free to complete the course at the Extension office. Deadline for completing the certification to remain eligible to show at the county fair is May 1.