Livestock Exhibiting Information
Helpful Hints for Exhibiting Livestock
If you are a first-year livestock exhibitor or just need to refresh your mind, then this document is for you!
New 4H 202 Form
Now Available! The updated version of the 4-H 202 Publication: "Animal Identification, Weighing, and Exhibiting Requirements for County, State and Interstate Shows" is now available online. There are some BIG changes for 2017.
Entering Livestock into 4hOnline by May 15
Access the 4hOnline Livestock Entry Help Sheet HERE. All animals, with the exception of Pets for the Pet Show, must be entered into 4hOnline by May 15 to be eligible to exhibit at the county (& state) fairs. Please use the Help Sheet linked above. Kindergarten-3rd Grade Bucket/Bottle Animals DO NOT get entered in 4hOnline. Please call 641-673-7004 for information about registering for that event.
If no medication was given, please submit a form and write NONE GIVEN on it. We must have an affidavit on file for each exhibitors' animals.
Beef Affidavit - Due to 4-H Office during fair week.
Swine Affidavit - Due to 4-H Office during fair week.
Sheep Affidavit - Due to 4-H Office during fair week.
Meat Goat Affidavit - Due to 4-H Office during fair week.
Horse Affidavit - Due to 4-H Office during fair week. Can also be completed at Pre-Fair Horse Vet Check
Market Poultry - Due to 4-H Office during fair week. **NEW REQUIREMENT FOR SOUTHERN IOWA FAIR**
Market Rabbit - Due to 4-H Office during fair week. **NEW REQUIREMENT FOR SOUTHERN IOWA FAIR**
STATE FAIR & AK-SAR-BEN INFO:
If you plan to exhibit livestock or horticulture (incl. Dogs) at the Iowa State Fair, please see the link at the bottom of this page.
If you plan to exhibit livestock at Ak-Sar-Ben, visit http://www.rivercityrodeo.com/ for more information. You will still need to complete an official registration form in early August.
More info about registering will be posted in the spring 4-H Newsletters.
LIVESTOCK WEIGH-IN WAIVERS:
Member/Parent Waivers are available at the Extension office and only required for Ak-Sar-Ben 4-H Stock Show. Waivers are no longer required for county and state fair animals due to the implementation of 4hOnline Animal Verification.
ADVANCED FEEDER PEN INFO:
Advanced Feeder Pen Spreadsheet - Must be filled out and turned in to the MCEO by the 15th of each month following initial weigh-in. Final record sheet due at fair weigh-in. (This is the spreadsheet for Cattle & Lamb Feeder Pens and can be filled out online and emailed or by hand and mailed/dropped off.) Exhibitors no longer have the option of turning in a final summary of records, monthly records must be submitted to the Extension office by 4:30 p.m. on the 15th of each month or the first working day after the 15th.
PREMISE ID INFORMATION: Premise ID # is required for all Swine Exhibitors
This is required for swine exhibitors and preferred for all other livestock. ID is for land where animals are raised, so if different from home address, please apply for the address of the land where the animals are being raised. Country of Original Label (COOL) is no longer required with the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) changes that took place on January 1, 2017.
How do Youth Obtain a Premise ID Number?
The Premise ID must be for the farm where the animals are being cared for—if that is not where the 4-H’er or FFA member lives, they will need the owner of the property where the animals are being cared for to submit the form and the 4-H’er/FFA member would use that number. The form may be accessed and submitted on the web at http://www.iowaagriculture.gov/animalIndustry/pdf/premiseIDapp.pdf. It is important that youth obtain a Premise ID Number immediately to be eligible to exhibit and sell animals at the county fair. It may take several weeks to receive the number, so it is important to complete the application right away. Do not submit this form to the county Extension office, please submit directly to IDALS. If you are unsure if you have a number on file with us, please call 641-673-5841 to ask. Once you receive your Premises ID number, please call our office to share that number with us.
Questions/Premise ID application status: IDALS, 1-888-778-7675.
VETERINARY FEED DIRECTIVE (VFD) INFORMATION FOR YOUTH EXHIBITORS:
Changes occurred January 1, 2017, click here for details.
Livestock IDs for FFA Members-only
DUE BY 4:30 PM Monday, MAY 15, 2017
Paper IDs will not be accepted for 4-H members,
you must identify your animals using 4hOnline.
FFA members are the only youth who may fill out paper ID
forms, since they do not have 4hOnline accounts.
FFA Market Beef ID - Filled out at December 2016 Weigh-in
FFA Breeding Beef ID - Due May 15. Will be filled out during mandatory Heifer Tattooing at December weigh-in or Spring Tattooing.
FFA Swine ID - Will be filled out at Spring Weigh-In
FFA Meat Goat ID - Will be filled out at Spring Weigh-In. Must be used for Breeding Meat Goats as well.
FFA Sheep ID - Will be filled out at Spring Weigh-In
FFA Dairy Cow/Goat ID - Due May 15
FFA Horse ID - Due May 15
FFA Horse Lease Agreement - If you do not own a horse and would like to lease one to exhibit at the Fair, please fill out this agreement form. - Due May 15
FFA Dog ID - Due May 15
FFA Bucket/Bottle Calf ID - Due May 15
FFA Bottle Lamb ID - Will be filled out at Sheep Spring Weigh-In. ALL Bottle Lambs MUST attend Sheep Weigh-In to identify.
FFA Bottle Goat ID - Will be filled out at Sheep/Meat Goat Spring Weigh-in. ALL Bottle Goats MUST attend either the Sheep or Meat Goat Weigh-in to identify.
FFA Rabbit ID - Due May 15
FFA Poultry ID - Due May 15
FFA Llama ID - Due May 15 (please cross out Hardin County and put Mahaska County on the form)
Llama Lease Agreement Form - Due May 15, this paper form is required for both 4-H & FFA LLAMA EXHIBITORS!
4-H & FFA Bucket/Bottle Packets
(Calf, Lamb, Goat)
More than 1 Calf/Lamb/Goat may be Identified by May 15, but only
1 Calf, 1 Lamb, and 1 Goat may be exhibited at the fair!
All Bottle Lambs & Goats must attend weigh-in on
Saturday, May 6, 2017.
Bucket/Bottle Calf Packet - Due by July 7, 2017 Bottle Lamb Packet - Due by July 7, 2017 Bottle Goat Packet - Due by July 7, 2017
Iowa State Fair Animal Exhibiting Information
More info can be found at: www.extension.iastate.edu/4h/projects/livestock/
Visit http://www.extension.iastate.edu/4h/page/4honline-information-families-and-leaders to find the Help Sheets for completing the Iowa State Fair Livestock & Horticulture Entries. These entries must be in your 4hOnline account by NO LATER THAN 11:59 PM on July 1. PLEASE DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE TO DO THIS!
Specific breed information, State Fair Events schedule, State Fair Livestock Health Affidavits & State Fair Book can be found at the State 4-H Livestock Project link above (in green).
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