Saturday, December 21, 2013 from 8am to 11am at the Grinnell Vet Clinic located at 1631 West Street South on Highway146.There is limited parking at this location as the Vet Clinic is still receiving small animals at their clinic on that day so they will need the front parking space available for customers. Please use turn around in the airport road and use as a waiting area. This weigh-in is for market animals, 2nd year bottle calves, and production beef. Production animals are the market animals that can be harvested at Dayton’s in July or be entered in the Ultra-Sound Production contest held during the County Fair. There is no waiver to sign this year if a 4-Her cannot be at the weigh-in except for Ak-Sar-Ben then a signed waiver will be needed. Animals that will be considered for Ak-Sar-Ben will have DNA collected. The weights will be entered by county staff within a week of weigh-in. Each beef exhibitor weighing in a market animal will need to log into 4-H Online to verify the data by February 1, 2014. You will need to be enrolled and active (enrollment feeds paid) prior to weigh-in. 4-Hers entering market animals for State Fair. All market beef must be weighed and tagged at an official verification site, as well as had retinal images collected from nominated animals. In addition, all market beef must have been identified through the 4hOnline program by February 1, 2014. Entry in breed classes must follow the Iowa Junior Beef Breed Association classifications. Breed steers must have breed designated in 4hOnline by February 1 or will show as crossbred. 2013 - 2014 Poweshiek County Weigh-In Fees (per animal) All Fees Must Be Paid at Weigh-In County per tag $1.00 State Fair Scan & County Tag $6.00 Ak-Sar-Ben DNA & County Tag $6.00 State Fair, Ak-Sar-Ben & County $11.00 Swine Tags for State Fair $8.00
As you work on your record books, particularly your project sheets, you need to keep in mind the difference between a project and an exhibit. You enroll in Project areas – Sewing and Needlecrafts, Beef, Dog, Visual Arts, Photography…… What you take to fair is an exhibit – an outgrowth of what you have learned in your project area.
Projects—A 4H project is an area of emphasis in which a 4H’er enrolls, studies, learns and keeps records. The 4-H 200 lists 34 different Project areas. Find them listed here in the 4H 200 publication
Exhibits—A 4H exhibit is an item resulting from project work that 4H’er has chosen to bring to the fair and have evaluated by a judge.
A project record sheet should cover :
A: What you learned– was it measuring ingredients, how to run the blender, how to use the arc welder, planning a nutritious meal, fitting a calf, comparison shopping, how to shoot a bow, tracking wildlife, programming a robot…
B: The exhibit or exhibits you took to fair —IF you took anything—you may not have or you may have taken 3 things in that project area. For example—you exhibited brownies, a pie and a poster with cost comparison. You do not complete a project sheet for each fair exhibit.