YQCA Certificate Required for ALL 4-H & FFA Livestock Exhibitors

ALL 4-H & FFA livestock exhibitors (Dairy, Beef, Sheep, Swine, Goat, Llama & Alpaca, Poultry & Rabbit) are required to complete YQCA certification by June 15. Youth who do not complete there certification by the deadline are ineligible to show at the Gage County Fair. No late certificates accepted.

Options for YQCA Certification: YQCA Website

Face to Face Training

Gage County YQCA Training Dates

  • Sunday, March 28-2:00 pm | Gage County Extension Meeting Room

Other local YQCA Training dates

  • Friday, March 12-11:00 am | Jefferson County Fairgrounds 
  • Friday, April 2-10:30 am & 1:30 pm | Wilber Legion Building
*A minimum of 5 participants have to be registered to hold the class.

Online Certification

ID Requirements

ID Sheets

Horse & Livestock ID sheets are due at the Extension Office by June 15. Late ID sheets will be subject to no premium at the Gage County Fair. Revised for 2021.

Online Entry

Gage County Fair & Expo Online Entry Website

Online entry is required for ALL LIVESTOCK EXHIBITS for the Gage County Fair. No paper entries accepted. 

Livestock exhibitors will be automatically entered into showmanship contests, no online entry needs to be made. Exhibitors are not required to participate in showmanship and should notify the Extension Office during check-in if they DO NOT want to participate.

Online entry deadline: July 15, 5:00pm. No late entries accepted.

State Fair

2021 State Fair Livestock ID Requirements

2021 Step-by-Step Nomination Requirements

2021 State Fair Fairbook

DNA & Nomination Deadline: June 15 

Online Livestock Entry Deadline: August 10, 8:00 pm. (Must be entered by 4-H member/family)

EID Placement Guide

**Nebraska State Fair Age Requirement for Livestock: 4-H member must be 10 years of age as of January 1, of the current year.

Invitational Dairy

Gage County is excited to host the 2021 Invitational Dairy Show on Saturday, June 19 beginning at 9:00 a.m.

Show and exhibitor information is available at go.unl.edu/inv-dairyshowinfo

Register online at go.unl.edu/inv-dairyshow; Registration open from May 1 - June 15th.