2012-2013 Emmet County Fair Book
4-H Shooting Sports - Deb & Monte Hoffmeyer (362-3846) David Solberg (866-0737) Mike Martens (858-4404) Ole Enderson (864-3686) Dean Christensen (362-7685) Arvin Enerson (362-3916) Brian Rosburg (209-2056) **Will meet in January-Sign up at Emmet County Extension Office**
4-H Dog Obedience - Chelsey Guse & Derek Smith (362-2856) Shelby Guse **Will begin in April-Sign up at Emmet County Extension Office**
Food - Cooking & Baking - Carol Solberg (866-0737) Kevin Krull (867-4103)
C.O.O.L. (Country of Origin Labeling) Required for 2013/2014
The USDA is again requiring COOL for ALL LIVESTOCK. What 4-Her's need to do: The Iowa COOL Coalition has a simple affidavit that can work for all species of livestock (beef, sheep, swine, poultry, goat). This affidavid is located at: http://www.extension.iastate.edu/4hfiles/agriculture/COOLAffidavit.pdf . Page 1 explans the steps needed to be taken as well as example documents that can be used for an audit trail. Page 2 is the actual affidavit.
4-H'er's who raise their own livestock for projects need to fill this affidavit out and keep it on file for a minimum of two years.
4-H'er's who purchase their livestock from others MUST have the producer fill out the affidavit, give it to the 4-H'er, and the 4-H'er should keep the affidavit on file for a minimum of two years.
If you are planning to show beef at the Iowa State Fair, you will need to have your market calves verified through retinal imaging. Please let Emmet Co. Extension & Outreach office know by December 6, 2013. This will be done Friday, December 13, 2013.
Pens of three & individual market beef animals need to be weighed-in & DNA verified on Saturday, December 14, 2013 from 8:00-11:00 a.m. (snow date December 21). Location will be at Gary Madden's Farm, 5150 240th st. in Ringsted, IA. Ear tags must be in before weigh-in. You can purchase at Emmet Co. Extension & Outreach office for $1.50. FFA calves must have FFA tags!
Those of you that are planning to show beef at the Iowa State Fair, you will need to have your market calves verified through retinal imaging ($15 per head). This will be done the Friday afternoon (December 13th) before weigh-in. Must let Emmet County Extension know by December 6th if you plan to retinal image calves for the Iowa State Fair so that we will have enough supplies on hand.
Those who plan to verify for Ak-Sar-Ben will do this on Saturday, December 14, 2013 ($15 per head) --let us know by December 6th, so we have supplies on hand.
**If your originally weigh your heifer in as a market heifer, the animal does NOT need to be ID'd agoin in 4hOnline as a breeding heifer. It just needs to be entered correctly on the fair entry form.**
If you have a bucket-bottle calf that you plan to bring back as a breeding heifer in 2013, you should have the calf vaccinated for brucellosis before 10 months of age.
Northwest Iowa Youth Beef Bonanza will be held on January 18, 2014 at ILCC in Emmetsburg, IA. More information to come...
Broiler Project (Free Chicks for new poultry exhibitors) sign-up by April 30th.
Meat Goat and Market Sheep Weigh-In will be held on May 3, 2014 at 9:00 a.m.
Practice will begin in May-for more information call Emmet County Extension Office.
Derby Swine Weigh-In will be held on April 12, 2014 at 9:00 a.m.