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State 4-H Meats Judging Contest set for Saturday, February 17

We cordially invite you to again bring your county junior and senior teams to the upcoming meat judging contest, to be held Saturday, February 17, at the UW Madison Meat Laboratory. All of the materials can be found online at https://fyi.uwex.edu/youthlivestock/programs/4hmeatscontest/ We will continue with the change from the 2005 contest, junior contestants will be […]

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Wisconsin Pork Association Offers Scholarships

Wisconsin Pork Association Offers Scholarships October 19, 2017                                           Contact: Mandy Masters FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                        (608) 723-7551 (Lancaster, WI) :The Wisconsin Pork Association is offering scholarships to high school seniors and college students. Students with a sincere interest in the swine industry are encouraged to apply. Wisconsin Pork Association Scholarship The Wisconsin Pork Association scholarship is […]

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State 4-H and AASD Livestock Judging Contest Videos Now on YouTube

Check out the livestock judging classes that were used at the 2017 Area Animal Science Day contests this past summer in Wood, Trempealeau and Dodge county, as well as the 2017 State 4-H Livestock Judging contest held July 24 at the Lodi Fairgrounds in Lodi, WI. Click below to view the video playlists from the 2017 […]

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2017 Wisconsin State Fair Junior Show Entry Deadline Approaching

Please join us for the 2017 Wisconsin State Fair Junior Shows August 3 – 13th! 2017 Wisconsin State Fair Junior Entry Information can be found at the link below.  Be sure to check out all the rules and regulations that pertain to entry information and look to see species specific event updates: as this includes […]

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New, Interactive Youth Animal Program Slated for Wisconsin in 2017-2018

(MADISON) For the past 15 years, Wisconsin youth who have exhibited Beef, Sheep, Swine, and Goats have been fortunate to participate in the Meat Animal Quality Assurance (MAQA) program. Since youth food animal producers raise thousands of food animals which contribute to the food supply, an understanding of how to produce a safe wholesome food […]

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Meat Animal Quality Assurance (MAQA) Certification Requests for National Shows

For youth that are exhibiting at national shows, some shows may require a certification in quality assurance. Examples of these types of shows are:  World Pork Expo, National Junior Swine Association shows, etc.  Wisconsin’s approved program for quality assurance training is the Meat Animal Quality Assurance (MAQA) program.  Since the program is going through a […]

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2017 Wisconsin State Fair DNA/RFID Animal Identification – Swine & Sheep

   Youth interested in showing market sheep, market swine OR breeding stock (commercial crossbred gilts/wether type ewes & rams) at the 2017 Wisconsin State Fair Junior Show will need to have their animal projects DNA/RFID identified by the State Fair eligibility deadlines listed below.  This identification system allows animals which are DNA/RFID identified through the […]

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