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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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2017 Blue Ribbon Sale of Champions Foundation Scholarship Awards Available!

February 27, 2017 – The Blue Ribbon Sale of Champions Foundation announces that it is awarding $30,000 in Scholarship Awards.  Twenty-six awards will be offered in the form of five $2000 scholarships, six $1500 scholarships, seven $1000 scholarships and eight $500 scholarships.  Scholarship Applications will be accepted beginning on March 1, 2017 through midnight on […]

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2017 Wisconsin State Fair Beef Identification Deadline Approaching!

  Youth interested in showing market beef, sheep, swine, OR breeding stock commercial heifers/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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Retail Meat ID Resource Video Available

Happy New Year!  As a way to help 2017 teams prepare for this years state 4-H Meats Judging Contest, we put together some YouTube videos that we hope can be a nice resource to help show youth and volunteers details of the event.  We also include meat cuts (fresh and processed) ID into a workable […]

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