County Fair Sheep & Goat Weigh-In Dates Set

sheep weigh-in

4-H/FFA sheep and goat exhibitors need to mark these dates for the official weigh-in and start dates to their projects. Goat weigh-in is May 3 from 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. at the goat barn. Lambs will weigh-in on May 5 from 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. at the sheep barn.
 
All market lambs, feeder lambs, meat goats & dairy wethers must be weighed and tagged, and all commercial ewe lambs & meat goat does must be tagged to be eligible to be shown at the Washington County Fair.
 
There is a charge of $1.00 per animal for ear tags, paid the day of weigh-in.
 
State Fair and Ak-Sar-Ben requirements for sheep–
• Members need to determine by weigh-in those animals they intend to take to the State Fair and/or Ak-Sar-Ben. $8 fee for each animal at each the State Fair.
• Any lamb (market, purebred, yearling) going to the State Fair must attend weigh-in for retinal scanning.
• Retinal scanning will be completed for State Fair nominated animals, and a DNA sample will be taken on Ak-Sar-Ben nominated animals only.
 
State Fair and Ak-Sar-Ben requirements for market goats –
• Members may nominate market goat wethers for State Fair or Ak-Sar-Ben. Goats nominated for State Fair will be tagged, weighed, and retinal scanned on weigh-in day. For Ak-Sar-Ben a DNA sample will be taken. $8 fee for each animal at each the State Fair.
• Any goat (market or breeding does) going to the State Fair must attend weigh-in for retinal scanning.
 
Ak-Sar-Ben is a 4-H livestock show held in Nebraska the end of September. This exhibition is open to 4-H’ers and their livestock projects.
 
Please contact the Washington County Extension Office, 319-653-4811, with any questions about the spring weigh-ins or how to get involved as a volunteer or sponsor for 4-Hers and their livestock projects.
 

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