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State 4-H Dairy Program Dates

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

Please hold the following dates for your participation in the State 4-H Dairy Programs:

•       Quiz Bowl Tryout– Tryouts for the Dairy Quiz Bowl Team is Sunday, February 17, at the Farm Bureau office in Augusta. Quiz Bowl will start at 1:00 pm and finish up before 4:00 pm. Open to all 4-H Dairy project members. Snow date is the following day, Monday, February 18. Snow cancellation will be determined the evening before. Call 581-3872 for a message announcing the cancellation of Quiz Bowl if there is a storm.
•       Dairy judging – April 13, Saturday, time and location to be announced. Open to all 4-H Dairy project members.
•       Intent to Participate Form due May 1, 2013 for 4-H Dairy Team to Eastern States
•       Fitting Competition – July 20, 5:00 pm at the Windsor Fairgrounds
•       Maine State 4-H Dairy Show – July 21, 9:00 am at the Windsor Fairgrounds. The new dairy packet will be posted in February.

2013 4-H Horse Quiz Bowl and Hippology Meetings

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

Horse quiz bowl and hippology meetings will begin January 26th and be held once a month on Saturday or Sunday. 4-Her’s interested in trying-out for the Maine teams which compete nationally in Kentucky at the Eastern 4-H Horse Round-Up exposition are required to attend these meetings. Although material is designed for 4-Hers ages 14-18, all ages are welcome to attend and material will be revised for younger 4-Hers.

Meetings will consist of working with quiz bowl buzzers, labeling horse diagrams, hands-on activities, review of workbook assignments, field trips to equine facilities, lectures/demonstrations by equine professionals, and educational games. Home assignments will consist of assigned readings, short research essays, and review quizzes. All materials will be provided free of charge. For more information about time and place of meetings, call Edie Kershner (207) 322-4601 or email at

Topics to be covered each month are as follows:

January – History of the horse, breeds and breed associations, coat colors and markings.

February – physiological systems and anatomy; will include skeletal, muscular, respiratory, cardiovascular, nervous, and digestive systems.

March – foaling, yearling care, and dental aging and care

April – Infectious diseases of the horse, common health conditions and problems, first aid, and vices

May – Nutrition, feeds, the healthy horse, poisonous plants, and common parasites and flies

June – Conformation, unsoundness’s, horse judging principles, shoeing, and farrier equipment

July – Tack, riding disciplines and events, farm management, and pasture care

August – Equine genetics, breeding and reproduction

September – Review

October – Regional Competition

November – National Competition

For more information about time and place of meetings, call Edie Kershner (207) 322-4601 or email at