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What is animal ID?

Animal ID is a system for identifying and tracking all animals in the 4-H animal science project areas. 

Make sure to complete both sets of requirements below to ensure health, safety and fairness. 

Start with entering your animal ID information into 4-H Online, our membership database.

Animal ID deadline for 2024 

May 15, 2024, for beef, dairy, dairy goat, dog, horse, llama - alpaca, meat goat, poultry, rabbit, sheep and swine.

Feb. 15, 2024, for market beef (beef steers, market heifers and dairy steers).

Contact your local 4-H office for more information. 

Requirements for all animals


Requirements for species



Sharon Davis, Extension educator and animal science director
davis051@umn.edu or 507-369-6896

Reviewed in 2024

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