4-H Dairy Project
Fun Fact- Four Alices in Dairyland (Merrie Barney,1959; Beth Bartosh, 1964; Janice Findlay, 1976; and Laura Oldenberg, 1978) called Burlington in Racine County home when they were selected as Alice.
John Scott- Dairy Judging Team Leader, Raymond 4-H Club
Bruce Peterson- County Resource Leader
Judy Bratz- Kan-Do 4-H Club
Beth Brunn- Tucker 4-H Club
Jill Jacobs- Norway 4-H Club
Julie Lauber- Rising Stars 4-H Club
David Osenga- Yorkville 4-H Club
Judy Uhlenhake- Burlington Back 40 4-H Club
The 4-H dairy program will teach you about the selection, production, management, health and showing of dairy animals.
Key Terms/Project Areas
Bovine – Refers to cattle or oxen.
Bull- a sexually mature male bovine
Cow- a mature female bovine
Calf- an immature male or female bovine
Heifer – A bovine female less than three years of age who has not borne a calf. Young cows with their first calves are often called first-calf heifers.
Transition Cow - A cow that is from 2 months before 1 month after expected calving date.
Veal - A calf (usually male) that is raised on milk and is intended to be used for meat at a young age. Veal meat is served at many restaurants and is very popular in cultural cuisine.