4-H/FFA County Fair Swine ID Information

There are two ways that 4-H & FFA members can identify hogs for the Swine Show at the Allamakee County Fair.
1. The Swine Weigh-In will be held on Saturday, March 28 at the fairgrounds from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.  Members need to attend the weigh-in if they want to participate in the Rate of Gain Contest or Derby Class. 
*4-H youth will need to go into 4-H Online and verify their swine weigh-in information.
1. Members can self-tag swine by picking up tags and a tagger from the Extension Office between April 15-May 15.  All swine ID forms must be completed.  If ear notched please note that on ID sheet, and returned to the Extension Office with a picture of each tag in the hog’s ear by May 15.   Digital photos are acceptable by email to dahlstro@iastate.edu.  Members who self-tag pigs are not eligible for Rate-of-Gain or Derby class.
Showing Pigs at State Fair
All State Fair swine exhibitors contact Morgan at the Extension Office. 
The cost for the process is $8/pig. 
All state fair market and breeding swine will still need to have a DNA ear punch tag provided by Extension Staff and will be need to be identified by May 15.
For additional rules and requirements call the Extension Office or go to www.extension.iastate.edu/4h/projects/swine for more information.

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