2021 Derby Swine Weigh-In

The 2021 Jones County Derby Swine Weigh-In will be held from 8:00-10:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 10, 2021, at the Great Jones County Fairgrounds in the Small Animal Barn. Check out our exhibitor letter, 2021 Livestock Project Requirements for Swine and the state PEDV documents here. 
County Derby Swine Weigh-In and Market & Breeding Swine Identification:

  • Location: Great Jones County Fairgrounds/Small Animal Barn
  • Time: We will begin at 8:00 a.m. All pigs should be on the Fairgrounds by 10 a.m. Since we don’t know how many pigs are coming, and with strict biosecurity measures, we cannot confirm how long the process with take. Please be patient and follow the instructions that day.
  • All entries will be weighed in and/or identified at this site. Upon arrive to weigh-in, DO NOT get out of your vehicle until you have been confronted by a weigh-in volunteer to get proper bio-security measures. Please remain in your vehicles until it is your turn to weigh-in. 
  • The MAXIMUM number of total pigs (market/derby/breeding) that can be identified at the county level is 40 head per exhibitor. Additional pigs can be identified for 4-H Iowa State Fair up to a total of 80 head (county/state) per exhibitor.
  • Derby pigs cannot have a starting weight over 75 pounds. 
  • All pigs MUST be properly ear notched BEFORE Spring weigh-in/nomination. Pigs with fresh bloody wounds (from ear notching, castrating, etc.) WILL NOT be weighed in. 
  • All pigs MUST be tattooed, and ear tagged at the spring weigh-in/nomination time (which will be checked at the fair).
  • Bring the Premise ID number to weigh-in/identification for where your pigs are housed. This number must be submitted/verified each year.

COVID-19 Procedures for 2021 Swine Weigh-In: 

  • Face coverings are REQUIRED! 
  • Please remain in your vehicles until it is your turn to weigh-in. 
  • Limit the number of individuals coming to weigh-in with you. 
  • If you or your family are considered high risk for COVID-19, please consider requesting an on-farm visit by Friday, April 2nd. 
  • One-time pen use. 
  • Maintain 6 feet of social distance. 

The safety of our 4-H/FFA families, volunteers and staff is our highest priority! 
On-Farm Visits: 

  • To request an on-farm visit, call Lowell Tiedt at 319-213-4707. Request should be made by Friday, April 2nd. 

Check out these resources for more information:

Contact the Jones County Extension and Outreach Office at 319-465-3224 with questions.

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