Weigh-In Cancelled: As many of you may have heard we are changing our swine show this year due to the risk of the PED virus. At this time we have cancelled our weigh in this year because of the risks that are associated with contracting this virus.
While we have cancelled the weigh in we are still pressing forward with having our show at the fair. In the new fairbook rules for this year, you will see that members will be allowed to show: 3 open hogs and 2 commercial gilts. Therefore, please make sure you have your animals identified in 4-H Online by May 15th.
Thank you to all of you who attended the first meeting that was hosted on March 10th. If you weren’t able to make the meeting, the horse committee has dedicated additional meetings that you can attend in order to facilitate you in completing your two required meetings. The future Monday meeting dates include:
March 17: 6-7:30 pm at CEO
March 24: 6-7:30 pm at CEO
March 31: 6-7:30 pm at CEO
April 7: 6-7:30 pm at CEO
April 14: 6-7:30 pm at CEO
May 12: 6:30 pm at Fairgrounds
June 2: 6:30 pm at Fairgrounds
June 23: 6:30 pm at Fairgrounds
Dog project members are required to attend FOUR project meetings in order to exhibit at the Jackson County Fair.
Meeting Dates at Jackson Co. Fairgrounds
April 28th@ 5:30 pm (No dogs) May 5th@ 6:30 pm
May 12th@ 5:30 pm May 19th@ 6:30 pm
June 2nd@ 5:30 pm June 30th@ 6:30 pm
July 7th@ 6:30 pm July 14th@ 6:30 pm
Sheep and Goat :
The Sheep and Goat Weigh-In will be held Saturday, May 3, 2014 at the Maquoketa FFA Building. To keep things running smoothly, we are asking all State Fair families to bring their animals between 9 and 11 am. Families who will be exhibiting at county fair only are asked to bring their animals from 11 to 12.
New members are asked attend a new project meeting starting at 11 am during the weigh–in.
Families who will be weighing a large number of animals (15 or more) are asked to contact the CEO in advance of weigh-in for scheduling.
General Health and Care: 4 p.m. May 31st, Jackson County Fairgrounds, Goat Barn
Fitting and Showmanship: 4 p.m. June 22nd, Jackson County Fairgrounds, Goat Barn
*All forms are due to CEO by June 15, 2014 and Interviews will be held on July 7,2014