2020 Buchanan County Fair kicks off with 4-H Beef Weigh In

4-Her with beef steer

Preparations for the 2020 Buchanan County Fair kicked off Saturday, Dec. 14, with the Beef Weigh-In hosted by the Winthrop Veterinary Clinic. Approximately 77 beef cattle were weighed and ear-tagged. Depending on their class of competition, some also underwent retinal scanning and had tattoo identification recorded.
 
“Thank you to the Winthrop vets, Pat Donnelly, Beef Committee Superintendent, the Beef Committee the and all of the volunteers who made everything run so smoothly,” said Melanie Weber, county youth coordinator.  “Most of all thanks to all the Buchanan County 4-Hers participating in this years Beef Show. It takes hard work and dedication to get beef ready for our fair. It looks like we are off to a great start.”
 
The Buchanan County Fair is scheduled July 6-11 for our 4-Hers. The official 4-H Fair scheduled should be approved in January 2020. 4-Hers participating in the Beef Show are reminded that information collected at the weigh in must be verified in 4-H Online by Feb. 1. For more information or assistance call the Extension Office at 319-334-7161.
 
All Buchanan County 4-Hers participating in the Buchanan County Fair must be re-enrolled on 4-H Online by May 15th. The cost is $25 each if completed before 12/31/19 and $35 after 1/1/20. All first year participants are free. Go to https://www.extension.iastate.edu/buchanan/page/join-4-h for more information or call the Extension Office at 319-334-7161.

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