Young people ages 8-12 learn to care and nurture a newborn calf with bottles or bucket. Those who have had their 13th birthday by Jan. 1 of the current year would be ineligible. Acquire a calf within two weeks of its birth between March 1 and June 1 of the current project year. If shown, calf should be at least 90 days old. Calves born in late May or June 1 may not be old enough to show in county fair. Check with your local MU Extension center for local requirements.