If you have any previous year ID sheets, discard them and only use the ones above. This is the 2021 process for 4-H animal identifications:
- All Market Beef will be tagged at beef weigh days. If you want to be considered for Rate of Gain, you must weigh in Frontier County.
- Identification for County Fair only animals: the county 4-H ear tag will be used for bucket calves, feeder calves, market beef, market hogs, & breeding swine. Market lambs, breeding sheep, meat goats and breeding meat does need scrapies tags. All registered and commercial breeding beef must have a ranch tag. All animals must be submitted on the appropriate ownership affidavit (see above).
- Identification for State Fair and Ak-Sar-Ben 4-H and FFA animals: Market Beef & Market Swine will need an EID tag and a DNA sample. Market Sheep need a scrapies tag and a DNA sample. All market beef DNA envelopes and ownership affidavits are due by April 15 to the extension office. Market Sheep & Market Swine are due by May 15 in the extension office. All others (including ID sheets) submitted to the Frontier County Extension Office by June 1. Market Beef must be nominated online at stockshowmgr.com. by family prior to April 1st. Market Swine & Market Sheep must be nominated online at stockshowmgr.com. by family prior to June 15th.
- Market Beef Weigh Days and Sheep & Goat Weigh Days will continue as they have but 4-H families will need to advise which tags to use at that time (county tags or the EID tags).
- Breeding animals for State Fair & Ak-Sar-Ben prior to the ID deadline of June 15 must be nominated online at stockshowmgr.com. All registered and commertcial breeding beef can be ear tagged for County Fair (ranch tag). Frontier County Extension ID deadline is June 1.
- Horse and livestock still require paper ID's at the county level.
Online Quality Assurance Training
Youth For Quality Care (YQCA) 2021 – Livestock Quality Assurance
Face to face trainings in Frontier County will be:
- March 8 (Monday) 6:30-8:30 pm in Eustis
- April 12 (Monday) 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, 2021. YQCA completion certificates need to be turned into the Frontier County Extension office by June 15th or before.
- BEFORE attending local face-to-face session - All 4-H exhibitors need to register and pay online at: yqca.org 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
- 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)
By June 15, Frontier County 4-H Livestock Exhibitors need to attend either face-to-face session or search online for surrounding counties’ face-to-face dates OR take the web based training OR test out any time before June 15. Test Out Option: $36 for Intermediate or $48 for Senior Divisions; will allow youth to test out of their current age division; available online only at: https://yqca.learngrow.io/Account/Login. (NO paper tests in extension office and all past test outs are no longer valid.)
2021 Horse Shows around Nebraska
4-H Horse Stampede - Lincoln - March 27, 2021
District Horse Shows - June 14 - 18, 2021
State 4-H Horse Exposition - Grand Island - July 10 - 14, 2021