Dear 4-H Livestock Members:
Early market beef weigh-in and tagging has been set for Saturday, January 27, at NCTA Red Barn from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. Another date has been added on Thursday, February 1, at NCTA Red Barn from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. If you want to compete in Rate of Gain at the fair in Stockville, you MUST weigh your market beef on either of these two days.
There will be an additional weigh date on Saturday, March 3, at NCTA Red Barn from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. If you are competing in Rate of Gain at the fair in Eustis, you CAN weigh your market beef on ANY of the three dates.
Please fill out and bring the enclosed Beef ID Sheet with you. There will be a cost of $1 per tag if the animal will be shown County only. Payment must be collected the day of the tagging. The identification sheets need to be signed by the 4-H member and the parents.
Anyone considering showing Market Beef at either State Fair or Ak-Sar-Ben will need to have their animal tagged with an EID tag which will cost $3/tag. DNA samples need to be pulled at weigh-in and the $6/head charge will need paid online when registering market beef. More details later. DNA will not be paid to the county.
Please Bring Correct Change Or A Check.
Face to face trainings in Frontier County for Youth Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) will be:
- May 7 (Monday) 6:30-8:30 pm in Eustis
- May 15 (Tuesday) 6:30-8:30 pm in Curtis
4-H Livestock Exhibitors need to attend either session or search online for surrounding counties’ face-to-face dates OR take the web based training any time before June 1, 2018. BEFORE attending local face-to-face session - All 4-H exhibitors need to register and pay online at: https://yqca.learngrow.io/Account/Login. Use your 4-H Online Account
- Web Base training is $12 per child
- In person training is $3 per child
- Need credit card or coupon
Nebraska 4-H youth ages 8-18, who are enrolled in any of the livestock projects listed below are required to complete the YQCA online course annually and must be completed by June 1st, 2018. Youth enrolled in any of following projects or project areas will need to complete YQCA training.
- Beef (bucket calf, feeder calf, breeding beef, market beef)
- Dairy Cattle
- Goat (breeding meat goat, dairy goat, meat goat)
- Sheep (breeding sheep, market sheep)
- Swine (breeding swine, market swine)
If you have any questions, please feel free to give me a call.