Dairy Cow Camp

May 25-27, 2022
Lawrence County Youth Fair Grounds
Freistatt, MO

Missouri 4-H Dairy Camp is an exciting event sponsored by University of Missouri Extension. Extension staff, along with professional fitters and volunteers, will provide educational seminars. Participants will be guided through the basics and finer points of fitting dairy cattle. Youth will work in small groups receiving individual assistance. Cattle and equipment will be provided, but if you have your own grooming equipment such as clippers or dryers, you are encouraged to bring it. There are prizes for judging and showmanship.

Register in 4-H Online through May 1 (only 40 spots—so register early!)


  • Missouri 4-H members $100
  • Out of state and non-4-H $130

Three to four campers will be placed in each room based upon age and gender. If you would prefer to have your camper in a semi-private room (2 campers) please add $75 to the registration fee. Adults needing a hotel room may contact Quality Inn directly and ask for Missouri Dairy Cow Camp room rate of $72.

Parents and family members are invited to watch the showmanship competition at 10 am on Friday May 27. Lunch will be served following the contest. Lunch is provided for cow campers, helpers, and workshop presenters. Parents and others will need to pre-purchase a lunch ticket for $10 each.

Each participant will receive:

  • Lodging & meals
  • T-shirt
  • Grooming Supplies
  • Project Notebook
  • Transportation to and from Fair Grounds

For more information, contact Karla Deaver.

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