Livestock Affidavits (ID Sheets)


If you have any previous year ID sheets, discard them and only use the ones found here. This is the 2023 process for 4-H animal identifications:

  • All Market Beef will be tagged at beef weigh days in order to be considered for Rate of Gain.  Frontier County Fair participants must weigh either January 28th (9-11am) or 31st (6-7pm)  to participate in the Rate of Gain contest.  Eustis Fair & Corn Show participants may weigh at the previous two dates or March 4th (9-11am) to be eligible for Rate of Gain.  If not participating in weigh-in, we will need a photo of the animal with the county or EID tag in its ear.
  • 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 1 to 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 by family prior to April 1st.  Market Swine & Market Sheep must be nominated online at by family prior to June 15th.  NEW FOR 2023: ALL livestock in contention to exhibit at the Nebraska State Fair will be required to submit a DNA nomination.  This includes all 4-H and FFA breeding livestock, market livestock and feeder calves.  Any DNA nomination submitted through Show Stock Manager will also be eligible for  exhibition at the Aksarben Stock Show.
  • 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  All registered and commercial 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.