Calendar

The following dates and events are those hosted or approved by the Fond du Lac County Market Livestock Project for qualification for the Fond du Lac County Market Livestock Sale.  Meetings include date, time, location and number of points awarded. Youth must complete a minimum of 8 educational credits in order to qualify for the sale.

For potential qualifying meetings not listed on the Meat Animal Project Website, please contact a member of the Market Livestock Sale Committee for pre-approval of meeting credit.  It is up to the exhibitor to provide documentation (agenda, brochure, etc.) regarding the event for approval.  A livestock project activity form must be signed by the event coordinator and submitted to UW-Extension for credit. Criteria used for point determination and other educational/sale requirements can be found at https://fyi.uwex.edu/fdlmeat/educational-requirements/.

*Denotes meeting will need a signed and completed Out-Of Educational Credit Form for Out-of County Activities.


January 2018
6                       Initial Beef Weigh-in, Fond du Lac County Fairgrounds, 10:00 am to 12 noon

February 2018
17                   
*Wisconsin Show Pig Association Symposium, Chula Vista Resort, Wisconsin Dells,
                           http://www.wisconsinshowpigassociation.com/ (3 points)

24                    *Honor Show Chow Clinic, UW-Sheboygan Fine Arts Building, 8:30 am to 1:00 pm (2 points)
24                   
Livestock Skillathon, UW-Extension Fond du Lac County, Room AE-206 , 9:00 am to10:00 am (2 points)

March 2018
10                   
 *Arlington Sheep Day, Public Events Facility, Arlington Agricultural Research Station, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm (2                            points)
15                   
*Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) training (formerly known as MAQA), 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm,                                   Plymouth High School (2 points). Pre-registration and $3 payment required at                                                                               http://yqca.org/.  
19                    Fond du Lac County Market Livestock Project Orientation, UW-FdL Prairie Theater, 7:00 pm ( 2 points)

April 2018
16                    Fond du Lac County Market Livestock Project Show Camp Grant Application Due
16                    (Extended to April 17th) Swine Initial Identification Forms due to UW-Extension
26                    Animals Make Us Human With Temple Grandin, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm, UW-Madison Stock Pavilion, Madison                             (2 points)
28                    Small Ruminant (Sheep & Goat) Meeting, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm, Arlington Research Farm-Sheep Unit (3                                   points)
30                  
  Initial Sheep & Meat Goat  Weigh-in & Identification, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Fond du Lac County Fairgrounds

May 2018 
1                      Fond du Lac County Market Livestock Project Scholarship Applications Due
                     Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) training (formerly known as MAQA), 7:00 pm, UW-                                              Fond du Lac Room UC-113/114 (2 points). Pre-registration and $3 payment required at  http://yqca.org/.
8                      Washington County Educational Meeting on “How to Get Your Market Animal ready for the Show Ring”.                                Washington County Public Agency Center (PAC) Room 113, 333 E. Washington Street, West bend, WI (2                                  points). RSVP by May 4th to 262.629.4126 or loosenafarmersinc.com.

12                    Nasco Showing & Grooming Demonstrations, Fort Atkinson, WI (3 points). Pre-register by emailing                                          ottem@countyofdane.com or call 920-568-5600.
8:30 – 10:30:      Goat Demonstration featuring Sarah Anderson
9:00 – 3:30:         Beef Demonstration featuring Kirk Stierwalt
10:00 – 1:00:       Dairy Demonstration featuring Katie Coyne and Trent Styczynski
10:30 – 12:30:     Sheep Demonstration featuring Billy and Christina Johnson
12:30 – 1:00:       Lunch intermission and visit Nasco Store
1:00 – 3:00:         Swine Demonstration featuring Taylor Crouch and Erica Langholff
30                    Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) training (formerly known as MAQA), 7:00 pm, UW-                                               Fond du Lac Room UC-113/114 (2 points). Pre-registration and $3 payment required at  http://yqca.org/.
31                    Sheep Fitting Workshop, Dan Thomas Farm, Lomira, 6 pm (2 points)
May-June       *
Wisconsin Club Lamb Association Shows (2 points per show, must exhibit at show)
May-June       *Wisconsin Show Pig Association Shows (2 points per show, must exhibit at show)

June 2018
9-10                
*WLBA Jr. Livestock Show Camp, Wisconsin State Fair,
                       http://www.wisconsinlivestockbreeders.com/events.html (6 points)

16                   County Fair entries due by 11:59 pm
23                   *2nd Annual Eugene Kohlman Show Camp, (Sheep & Swine), Fond du lac County Fairgrounds.                                                    For more information, contact Chad Kohlman at 920.838.4834 (2 points)

July 2018

17                    Fond du Lac County Fair Market Livestock Final Weigh-in, 10 am to 12 noon
18                    Fond du Lac County Fair Market Livestock Shows

8:00 am   Market Swine, Breeding Swine, Bred and Owned, Showmanship
1:00 pm   Market Beef, Breeding Stock Beef, Bred and Owned, Showmanship
4:30 pm   Market Goat, Bred and Owned, Showmanship
6:00 pm   Market Sheep, Breeding Sheep, Bred and Owned, Showmanship

19                    Market Livestock Sale 
25                    
Swine Carcass Contest, 7:00 pm, Loehr’s Meat Market, Campbellsport
26                    Beef & Sheep Carcass Contest, 7:00 pm, Brandon Meats, Brandon

August 2018
2-12               
 *Wisconsin State Fair, West Allis, WI (2 points, must exhibit livestock project)

September 2018
7                     
Market Livestock Project Records due to UW-Extension
15                   Market Livestock Project Committee Applications due to Fond du Lac County Fair 


For additional Livestock Project Educational Opportunities, please see project calendars for neighboring counties:

Calumet County Market Livestock Project
Dodge County Market Livestock Project
Green Lake County Market Livestock Project
Sheboygan County Market Livestock Project
Washington County Market Livestock Project

For additional YQCA training dates across the state, please visit:
https://fyi.uwex.edu/youthlivestock/.

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