2018 Meat Goat & Market Lamb Initial Weigh-in & Identification

Monday, April 16, 2018 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Fond du Lac County Fairgrounds

All market lambs and market goats for the 2018 Fond du Lac County Fair will be identified and weighed in at the Fairgrounds on Monday, April 16, between 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

There is no maximum weight limit for lambs or goats at the initial weigh-in.  A maximum of five lambs and five goats can be weighed-in per exhibitor, however only one goat and two lambs (one market ewe and one market wether) can be exhibited in the Market Show.

All market lambs and market goats will be tagged at weigh-in.  Scrapie tag will be used as a secondary form of identification.  If an animal loses one tag, the MLC needs to be contacted to re-tag the animal.  If an animal loses both tags, the animal will be disqualified from the competition. 

Market lambs must weigh a minimum of 100 pounds (no maximum) at the time of final weigh-in to qualify for the Market Sale.  Market goats must weigh a minimum of 55 pounds (no maximum) to sell at the time of final weigh-in to qualify for the Market Sale.

Upon the time of initial weigh-in, all male animals must be castrated by excisional or banding methods.  Animals must be healed and no physical sign of viable testicles at the initial weigh-in.  All goats must be disbudded or dehorned.  If a scur occurs, it must be kept to two inches or less with a blunt end.

For more information, please visit https://fyi.uwex.edu/fdlmeat/educational-requirements/ or contact a member of the Fond du Lac County Market Livestock Committee (contact list at https://fyi.uwex.edu/fdlmeat/committee-contacts/).

 

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