Nemaha County 4-H Livestock Information

Livestock ID Tags & Affidavits

Below is information regarding ID Tags & Affidavits.  What does your animal need to be exhibited at the Nemaha County Fair?  Where and when can you get the ID tag?  When are ID Affidavits due? Please read carefully.  Some species will be tagged by staff, others will be tagged by family, and some will need to be verified.  For more guidelines see:  Animal Identification Guidelines for 2019 (PDF, 2 pgs, 396 KB).

BEEF

  • Market Beef - Were tagged at Weigh-In
  • Breeding Beef - Tattoo required
  • Bucket, Suckling & Feeder Calves - 4-H families will tag their own calves by June 1.  Tags must be picked up at the Extension Office.
  • Affidavits
    Breeding Beef  (Fillable PDF, 2 pgs, 431 KB) - Due June 1st
    Bucket Calf  (Fillable PDF, 2 pgs, 418 KB) - Due June 1st
               Bucket Calf Record Sheet (PDF, 2 pgs, 91 KB)
    Feeder Calf  (Fillable PDF, 2 pgs, 419 KB) - Due June 1st
    Suckling Calf (Fillable PDF, 2 pgs, 419 KB) - Due June 1st
    Market Beef  (Fillable PDF, 2 pgs, 422 KB) - Due April 1st

HORSE

  • No ear tags or tattoos required.
  • Affidavits - Due May 1st
        
    Horse ID (Fillable PDF, 2 pgs, 135 KB)

SHEEP & MEAT GOATS

  • All sheep and goats will use the official USDA Scrapie ID Tag for identification.
  • Affidavits
    Goats - Due June 1st
          Breeding Goat  (Fillable PDF, 2 pgs 413 KB)
          Dairy Goat (Fillable PDF, 2 pgs, 694 KB)
          Market Goat  (Fillable PDF, 2 pgs, 415 KB)
    Sheep - Due June 1st
          Breeding Sheep  (Fillable PDF, 2 pgs 414 KB)
          Market Lamb  (Fillable PDF, 2 pgs, 415 KB)

SWINE

  • 4-H families will tag their own swine by June 1.  Tags must be picked up at the Extension Office.
  • All swine tags will need to be verified no later than May 24, 2019.  Elizabeth Thiltges will travel to your livestock location to verify that all tags are in place.  To make an appointment for this to happen, please call Elizabeth at 402-274-4755.  All appointments need to be scheduled by May 10.
  • Affidavit - Due June 1st
    Swine (Market) (Fillable PDF, 2 pgs, 442 KB)

RABBITS & POULTRY

  • No ear tags or leg bands are required.  Rabbits must have a permanent tattoo in left ear.
  • Affidavits - Due June 1st
    Poultry (Fillable in PDF, 2 pgs, 105 KB)
    Rabbit (Fillable PDF, 2 pgs, 404 KB)

Quality Assurance

4-H members who plan to exhibit in any of the following projects – swine, beef, sheep, dairy, meat goat, dairy goat, rabbits and/or poultry will need to have completed Quality Assurance Certification on or before June 1, 2019. (June 1st is on a weekend so this year's deadline is June 3rd.) Certification will be done through the YQCA (Youth for the Quality Care of Animals) online course. It is found at yqca.learngrow.io.  The cost for YQCA is $12 per youth.  Again this year the 4-H council has purchased coupons for 4-H members to use! You will not  need to use a personal credit card and carry the expense until you receive your premium check. You will need to get coupon codes by calling or emailing the Nemaha County Extension Office. More instructions are available at:  YQCA Online Course Instructions.

Nebraska 4-H YQCA Website contains additional information regarding Quality Assurance training.

State Fair & Aksarben Information

  • MARKET BEEF, SHEEP, SWINE, MEAT GOATS & FEEDER CALVES: Market beef, swine and feeder calves must be tagged with an EID tag.  Market sheep and meat goats use USDA Scrapie tag number for ID (breeder supplies these).  Submit DNA Sample to the Extension Office. Submit animal information and payment ($7 per animal) into online AKSARBEN livestock database.  For help with the online nomination go to:  Step-by-Step Nomination Instructions
  • Once an animal is tagged with an EID tag it cannot be cut out. This is illegal.
  • Exhibitors of 4-H & FFA market animals (beef, swine, sheep, and goat) at the State Fair are required to have a Premises ID number. A Premise ID number can be obtained through the NE 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.  See information below.
  • BREEDING BEEF, SHEEP & MEAT GOATS:  Breeding beef must have tattoo as their ID.  Breeding sheep and meat goats use USDA scrapie tag number for ID (breeder supplies these). Submit animal information into online AKSARBEN livestock database.
  • All breeding nominations will have a fee of $2.00 per online entry. Exhibitors will be able to dual nominate an animal as breeding and market if selected and paid for in Show Stock Manager. Families will now receive a receipt that they entered in a breeding nomination.
  • DAIRY CATTLE must turn in completed ID form.
  • RABBITS:  All rabbits except fryers must have permanent ID numbers or names tattooed in their ear with a pin tattoo pliers and tattoo ink. Permanent marker numbers written in the ears of the rabbits are NOT permanent ID numbers.
  • Families will need to make State Fair entries online as in the past.

Livestock Premises ID

(PDF, 2 pgs, 556 KB)
Exhibitors of 4-H & FFA market animals (beef, swine, sheep, and goat) at the State Fair will be required to obtain a Premises ID number through the NE 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.  See the Premises ID & My Youth Livestock Project Brochure (PDF, 2 pgs, 556 KB) for more information.

Nebraska Youth Livestock Programs and the Veterinary Feed Directive

(PDF, 2 pgs, 542 KB)

Effective January 1, 2017, the United States Food & Drug Administration (FDA) will fully implement the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) regulation.  The regulation requires veterinary oversight when producers use medically important antimicrobials in feed or water to treat animals.  This applies to all producers raising animals, including youth owners of show or exhibit animals. The Nebraska Youth Livestock Programs and the Veterinary Feed Directive Brochure (PDF, 2 pgs, 542 KB) is available to answer questions regarding the directive.