Animal Science Resources (Identification, YQCA, State Fair and more)


Livestock Identification


4-H Youth ages 8-18 (as of Jan. 1) and FFA youth up to age 21 MUST complete Quality Assurance before exhibiting beef, goats, sheep, swine, rabbits and poultry at the County Fair and State Fair and have certificate on file at Extension Office by June 1st! This requirement must be met each year. Two options are available for 4-H member - indpependent online course or attend a Face-to-Face training. FFA members ages 19-21 can only complete the independent online course. 

Premise ID

Exhibitors of 4-H and FFA market beef, feeder calves and swine that carry an EID (840) tag will be requried to submit a Premise ID number obtained through the Nebraska Department of Agriculture at no cost to the exhibitor. Exhibitors will not be allowed to exhibit at the Nebraska State Fair without a Premise ID being supplied to the Extension Office.

As in the past, ALL market swine exhibitors must have a Premise ID on file to exhibit at County Fair also. 

While we realize at this time you may not know if you are planning to exhibit at the Nebraska State Fair (must be 10 years as of Jan. 1) we would suggest obtaining your Premise ID now as it will be required for future fairs and shows. 

If you already have a Premine ID, please mail a copy of the letter with your Premise ID that you recieved or download the Premise ID Form linked below and complete the information and return to the Extension Office by June 15. 

If you received a Premise ID previously, you can verify your Premise ID by calling 402 471-2351.

If you do not have a Premise ID, please read the "Steps For Obtaining Premise ID" in the Premise ID & My Youth Livestock Project Flyer linked below.

State Fair


Ak-Sar-Ben Stock Show - Entry deadline is Aug. 31 at NOON (CST). 

September 23-26, 2021


Premium Book

  • No longer a 4-H livestock show with no prerequisite of a youth organization affiliate. Questions about theAk-Sar-Ben Stock Show should be directed to Lynn Gordon at
  • Youth must be 9-19 years of age as of Jan. 1st to enter
  • Ak-Sar-Ben Entry Information - Entries will be made online.
  • Entry website (Opens August 1st)
  • Entry Limits: Refunds are not available if you enter more than the limits! 
    4 - Market Beef and 1 Calf Challenge (5 total)
    4 - Breeding Heifers
    4 - Market Lambs & 1 Lamb Challenge (5 total)
    4 - Breeding Ewes
    4- Market Swine
    4 - Meat Goats
    4- Breeding Does