Leasing a 4-H animal
Animal ID deadline for 2020 - CHANGED
June 1, 2020 for beef, dairy, dairy goat, dog, horse, lama, meat goat, poultry, rabbit, sheep and swine. Contact your local 4-H office for more information.
We want you to be able to learn about animals, even if you don't own one. You can lease an animal. You'll gain valuable hands-on experience managing and showing animals, and you'll learn from caring adults.
These animals may be leased:
For these species, market animals are not eligible, but breeding animals may be leased:
- Prospect calves
For full details, see the 4-H animal science lease program fact sheet.
The 4-H member or family must complete the 4-H animal identification process, just like owned animals. This will include verifying the leasing agreement. Read all about animal ID.
Requirements and forms
- Minnesota 4-H Animal Science Lease Program Fact Sheet
- Minnesota 4-H Animal Science Lease Information Form (Must be uploaded to 4HOnline by June 1)
- Sample lease
Reviewed in 2019