4-H Livestock Identification (Ownership Affidavits)
Nebraska 4-H and FFA Livestock Identification will be done on-line in 2018. Exhibitors anticipating showing at the State Fair or Ak-Sar-Ben will be responsible for submitting their information into the AKSARBEN database www.showstockmgr.com themselves prior to the nomination deadline. DNA envelopes will still be submitted through the county extension office. Those showing in Dawson County only, may also nominate on-line but are not required to do so.
Dawson County will still require paper identifications for all animals requiring ID’s whether nominated for State Fair/Aksarben or County Only. And will still be due by the County deadline as always.
The paper ID in the office will not allow those animals to be eligible for State Fair or Ak-Sar-Ben however.
The database now has the capacity to accept animal information submitted directly by exhibitors as well as payments for the DNA process. Families will have the ability to edit incorrect information (wrong tag number, wrong birth date, etc.) up to the deadline. The County Extension Office/FFA Advisors will still continue to mail in the DNA collectors to the AKSARBEN office by the respected deadline. Once the information is in the database and has been validated by the County Extension Staff/FFA Advisor, it will then be available for exhibitors to make State Fair & AkSarBen entries. Please note, any animal entry not in the database or had not submitted DNA will not be considered nominated and eligible for State Fair or AkSarBen.
Changes can be made to the entries on-line by the individuals until the time of payment. No entry will be deemed nominated until paid for. Changes after that must be done through the Extension Office.
For Dawson County’s current livestock ID requirements refer to our current spreadsheet: 4IDCHT
The Dawson County Cattlemen have graciously offered to sponsor the 2018 EID tag usage for all species.
Premises ID Brochure - Required
Exhibitors of 4-H & FFA market beef, swine, sheep and goats that carry an EID tag will be required to obtain a Premise ID number through the Nebraska Department of Agriculture at no cost to the exhibitor. Exhibitors without a Premises Identification number will not be allowed to exhibit at the Nebraska State Fair. After you have obtained it, call or email it to Sheryl Fellers here at the Extension Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or include it also on your market ID sheets.