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Sedgwick County

Sedgwick County
7001 W. 21st Street N.
Wichita, KS  67205
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Youth for the Quality Care of Animals

For Beef Cattle, Dairy Cattle, Dairy Goat, Meat Goat, Sheep & Swine

What is it?

Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) is a new, national, multi-species youth livestock quality assurance program that covers food safety, animal well-being, and character development through age-appropriate educational curriculum. Click here to go to the YQCA website.

Who Needs to get certified?

County Level
This is strongly encouraged at the County Fair.

State Level
Any youth 7 years of age and older who will be exhibiting a market or breeding animal in the Kansas State Fair Grand Drive or Kansas Junior Livestock Show (KJLS) is required to obtain certification. Exhibitors who will be participating as a 7-year old will be exempt for this year. YQCA certification number will be submitted through the nomination process for market animals, and at the time of entry for exhibitors who only have registered purebred breeding animals. All youth should complete the training by June 15, 2023.

YQCA 2023 Information

YQCA certification training is available online or at our county level taught by Kate Schoenberg, 4-H agent. Dates for trainings to be announced.

Nomination information can be found here:  http://www.asi.k-state.edu/research-and-extension/youth-programs/nominated-livestock/. It may be smart to bookmark this page in your web browser to access it easily in the future.