Local Highlights

April 11, 2014

Clayton County Extension is again offering the special broiler class for the 2014 Clayton County Fair.  The broiler project is an opportunity for a 4-H or FFA member to gain valuable experience in raising chicks to broiler-weight through partnership with a local sponsor. The deadline to order birds for the Special Broiler Project Class is May 15.

beef weigh in
January 26, 2013

Ninety-four Clayton County 4-H & FFA members have weighed and identified 253 head of market beef as projects this year.  This is up 9 youth and 7 head from 2012.  Identified for 2013 were 181 Market Steers, 48 Dairy Steers and 24 Market Heifers. The Market Steers averaged 628.6 lbs., the Dairy Steers averaged 568.4 lbs. and the Market Heifers averaged 583.7 lbs.

weigh in 2012
May 7, 2012

Clayton County 4-H and FFA members enrolled a total of 74 lambs and 40 meat goats at the weigh-in held May 5 at the fairgrounds in National.  These lambs and meat goats are now eligible to compete in the market show at the Clayton County Fair on August 3, 2012.  

April 9, 2012

35 Clayton County 4-H and FFA members weighed in 207 head for the 2012 swine derby show at the Clayton County Fair. This is up 3 youth and 21 head from last year. This county fair competition uses the rate-of-gain and lean-gain-per-day along with visual a

September 26, 2011

The Clayton County Pork Producers held their annual banquet on September 24 at Johnson's Reception Hall in Elkader. After the pork chop dinner various awards were presented and Jessica Kramer was crowned the 2011-12 Pork Queen.

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