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Getting started with the Rabbit Project

With the support of the Ramsey County Fair Board and Hennepin County 4-H staff and volunteers, Ramsey County 4-H will host the the Rabbit Project at the Ramsey County Fair this year. We are excited to be able to have this at Ramsey this year. Date is set for Sunday, July 16th.

If you own rabbits and/or would like to get started in this project area for this year, there are a few deadlines coming up on May 15th:

  • Each rabbit must be permanently and legibly tattooed in the animal’s left ear by May 15.
  • A legible tattoo is “a tattoo that shows ink below the skin and must be readable”. Permanent marker or ink is not acceptable.
  • Rabbits ID data must be entered online or the ID worksheet submitted to your county extension office by May 15.
  • 4-H’ers exhibiting a leased rabbit must complete & turn in a “Minnesota 4-H Animal Science Lease Form” by May 15.
  • Livestock/animal ethics that is required for any youth that participates at the State Fair level. This is not required on the County level at this time.

For more information:

2017 Rabbit Information Sheet -

http://www.extension.umn.edu/youth/mn4-H/projects/animal-science/docs/Rabbit-info-sheet.pdf

Animal Science Lease Form -
http://www.extension.umn.edu/youth/mn4-H/projects/animal-science/animal-ID/docs/lease-fillable.pdf

Animal science show requirements sheet -
http://www.extension.umn.edu/youth/mn4-H/projects/animal-science/docs/id-requirements-table.pdf

Rabbit ID worksheet -

http://www.extension.umn.edu/youth/mn4-H/projects/animal-science/animal-ID/docs/id-worksheet-rabbit.pdf

Rabbit Instructional video -
https://umconnect.umn.edu/p20771119/ 

The Hennepin Hoppers 4-H Club welcomes any youth interested in rabbits. Rabbits are welcome most meetings. How meetings are structured: The Hopper meetings are a great way for the youth to connect, share rabbit stories and learn more about their rabbit. They start their meetings with rabbit agility and will be going over rabbit ID and online registration for projects. The next meeting is in June 5th at 7pm at St. Mary’s Orthodox Church (1701 5th St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413). If you’d like to attend, please contact Alneida Madrigal (contact info. below) so she can provide this information to the club leader, Nora Hagans.

Contacts

Alneida Madrigal
Urban 4-H Program Coordinator
(612) 624-7603
malneida@umn.edu
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