Youth Livestock Project

This page applies to Youth Livestock project members that are enrolled in 4-H, FFA or other approved Dodge County youth groups. Pages include Youth Livestock Education Opportunities, Market Livestock Identification (identifying animals for the Market Beef, Market Sheep, and Market Swine projects), information about the Dodge County Meat Animal Sale Committee, and YQCA-Youth for the Quality Care of Animals.

 

Youth Livestock Educational Opportunities

2021-2022 EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

 

Educational Event Verification Form                   Project Member Activity Card

 

EDUCATIONAL POINTS AS REQUIRED BY THE DODGE COUNTY MEAT ANIMAL SALE COMMITTEE 2022

Total of 3 Points along with attendance at a Pre or Post Sale Meeting and YQCA Certification.

  • Attend Dodge County Pre-Sale and Post-Sale Meetings, Dodge County Youth Livestock Project Educational Meetings, Wisconsin Youth Livestock Program Educationals, and Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) classes or events listed on the Extension Dodge County Youth Livestock webpage or MAS calendar.
  • Total of three (3) points with the requirement of Pre-Sale or Post-Sale attendance and YQCA.
  • Points can be obtained by attending educational livestock events.
  • AT LEAST TWO (2) of the points need to be earned at a county or state educational event.  For some youth who have no means to have “local club” learning events, it is always possible to have all 3 or more points obtained from county or state events.
  • If an “out of county” event is where a point will be obtained, use the back of the card to explain the event AND obtain a signature that can be identified, and a phone number, so a call may be given if the committee has questions.
  • No educational event may give a youth more than 1 educational point (even if another county’s youth obtain 2+ points for such an event).
  • Youth attending college may obtain a point for agricultural events attended by obtaining approval from the MAS committee.

HOW TO ACHIEVE ORANGE CARD POINTS (Recommendations)

  • Attend a county or state meeting; if state webinar-list title, date and presenter of meeting, to have zoom form completed
  • Carcass Shows
  • After Fair Barn Cleanup
  • Give a demonstration at your local club on your livestock project, signed by club or livestock project leader
  • Attend a neighboring county education meeting, need name/phone number of leader (only 1 point)
  • Fitting or Showing Clinic, need name/phone number of leader if not hosted by MAS
  • Meat Judging, Livestock Judging or Exhibition/Showing, need name/phone number of leader, can include CDE’s and petting zoo for FFA
  • World Beef Expo, WI Sheep & Wool Festival – get signature/phone number of a leader
  • Youth working with a breeder, Breeder to sign/phone number, need form completed
  • Pasture Walks, need contact information
  • Youth attending college may obtain only 1 point for enrollment/participation in an animal/livestock class attended by obtaining approval from the MAS committee.
  • *Working in a food booth, WWA, Farm Bureau, Brat Fry – NO! Not a point for livestock
  • Signature authority (non-family member), MAS Board members, Livestock Education Committee Members, (For local meetings: Club Leaders or Adult Project Leaders)

 

DODGE COUNTY YOUTH LIVESTOCK PROJECT EDUCATIONALS

» August 25, 2022 | Beef Carcass Show at 7 PM | Pernat Haase Meats, N4202 Cty Rd. M, Juneau. New Livestock Project Activity Cards will be available.

» August 29, 2022 | Livestock Listening Sessions | Species start at 6:30 PM-building opens at 5:30 PM |  Youth Building, Dodge County Fairgrounds

  • 6:30 PM Sheep | 7:00 PM Swine | 7:30 PM Beef

» September 26, 2022 | POST SALE MEETING | 7 PM | Dodge County Fairgrounds

 

 

Wisconsin Youth Livestock  // Counts as one (1) educational point

Schedule to be announced for 2022-2023

Market Livestock Identification

Dodge County Junior Fair Market Livestock Identification |  Spring 2023 | REGISTRATION CLOSED

The Dodge County Meat Animal Sale Committee will be identifying Junior Market Beef, Market Sheep and Market Swine projects with ear tags, DNA samples, and a Google Exhibitor/Family Registration form.  ID packets (ear tags, DNA envelopes, specie paperwork) are availabe at the Dodge County Extension office.

You will be required to request your Identification packets with the Dodge County Extension office prior to pick up at 920-386-3790.

 

 

Junior Market Beef Identification | Dodge County Fair | Spring 2023 

REGISTRATION CLOSED

To request tags, please call Extension Dodge County at 920-386-3790. 

WI State Fair US 840 tags may be used in place of Dodge County tags, however you will need to request and submit a DNA sample for each animal including the Google Exhibitor/Family Registration Form as outlined in the identification instructions. 

Wisconsin State Fair 2022 DNA Identification Program


FEEDER BEEF Identification | Dodge County Fair | Spring 2023 

REGISTRATION CLOSED

To request tags, please call Extension Dodge County at 920-386-3790. 

  • 2023 Junior Market Livestock ID Letter – Tag/Registration Steps
  • GOOGLE Feeder Beef Registration Form

 


Junior Market Sheep Identification | Dodge County Fair | Spring 2023

REGISTRATION CLOSED

To request tags, please call Extension Dodge County at 920-386-3790. 

WI State Fair US 840 tags may be used in place of Dodge County tags, however you will need to request and submit a DNA sample for each animal including the Google Exhibitor/Family Registration Form as outlined in the identification instructions. 

Wisconsin State Fair 2022 DNA Identification Program


 

Junior Market Swine Identification | Dodge County Fair | Spring 2023

REGISTRATION CLOSED

To request tags, please call Extension Dodge County at 920-386-3790. 

WI State Fair US 840 tags may be used in place of Dodge County tags, however you will need to request and submit a DNA sample for each animal including the Google Exhibitor/Family Registration Form as outlined in the identification instructions. 

Wisconsin State Fair 2022 DNA Identification Program

 

If an animal loses its tag, immediately TEXT one of your Dodge County Meat Animal Sale Committee Beef, Sheep or Swine Representatives for tag replacement. The committee would prefer you contact them via text message along with a photo of the animal. 

See the Meat Animal Sale Committee List HERE.

 

Youth for the Quality Care of Animals

 

REGISTER HERE >> YQCA Program

Your YQCA certification must be current and valid at the time of the 2023 Dodge County Fair. YQCA certifications are only valid for one year after completion with the exception of the test out option. Please print out certificate after completion and attach to the Dodge County Livestock Project Member Activity ‘Orange Card’.

    • YQCA certification is available for completion at yqcaprogram.org.
    • YQCA does NOT count as an educational point.

 

Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) is a national multi-species quality assurance program for youth ages 8 to 21 with a focus on three core pillars: food safety, animal well-being, and character development.

All youth who exhibit beef, sheep, and swine at the Dodge County Fair will be required to complete YQCA training (YQCA does NOT count as an educational point).

YQCA includes information for youth showing the following food animals: pigs, beef cattle, dairy cattle, sheep, goats, market rabbits and poultry.

YQCA is available as an online program for youth everywhere in the United States. YQCA in-person workshops may be available to youth where state 4-H or FFA offices or state/national livestock organizations have partnered to have qualified trainers offer in-person workshops.

All youth who may have a beef animal marketed through Equity or Milwaukee Stockyards will also need to have completed YQCA to meet new (Jan 1, 2019) guidelines.

All youth who wish to exhibit Beef, Dairy, Goats, Poultry, Rabbits, Sheep, or Swine at the Wisconsin State Fair will be required to complete YQCA training.

There are three options for completing YQCA training:

Option 1: Complete YQCA on-line training

Cost: $12 per youth per year

Designed for youth ages 8-21, each year the participant will receive unique curriculum depending upon the age of that youth. Each year’s lesson is designed to provide an estimated 60 minutes of education. The online program includes three components for each topic (food safety, animal well-being, and character development). Each topic consists of a knowledge builder, skills lab and quiz, and are designed specifically for each age group. A pass rate of 80% has been established for each quiz with students being able to repeat the module if needed.

Youth can complete this training at their convenience.

Option 2: Complete YQCA in-person training

Cost: $3 per youth per year

  • In-person YQCA training will be held on Monday,  May 9th from 7pm to 9pm at the Wesley Center, 114 Forest Avenue, Waupun.  Visit https://yqcaprogram.org/ to register.
  • For instructions go to the “Youth and Parents” tab and you will find the directions to register. The document showing step-by-step instructions will be under the red oval “Instructor-led training help document”
  • You will need to register as a family and then add each child that will be attending.  Once registered,  you will want to navigate to the in person training.  Find the May 9th Waupun location, and select that. You will need to pay the $3.00 fee online.
  • After attending the training, you will need to log back in and print the certificate to attach to your orange card. So please note your login ID and password. If you have any questions, please contact Amy Voigt 920.210.1647 or Sandy Salmi 920.988.5295.

Option 3: Test out of your YQCA level

Cost: $36 or $48 depending on age bracket

This option is for youth 12, 15, or 19 years old as of 1/1/2021. The test out option will only be good for 3 or 4 years depending on your age bracket.

MAS | Meat Animal Sale

MAS | Meat Animal Sale

Dodge County Meat Animal Sale Committee Email: dodgecountymas@gmail.com

About the Dodge County Meat Animal Sale – For Buyers

Thank you for your interest in, and support of, our county livestock youth and their meat animal sale!

Our sale is Thursday evening, during our county fair. A Pre-Sale Buyers Luncheon and Awards & Recognition Announcements precede the sale. The sale begins promptly at 6:30 PM. Our sale order is: 25 beef, 14 sheep, 25 hogs then repeat rotation again with 25 beef, 18 sheep and 25 hogs. Champions will sell at the beginning of the first rotation as that specie comes to the sale floor.

If you registered as a buyer at last year’s sale, we will send you a mailing around early August with details for the evening of the sale, including free tickets to enter the Fairgrounds. If you have not attended our sale, but would like to, please contact the Dodge County UWEX Office at 920-386-3790 to be added to our mailing list.

Learn More About the Dodge County Meat Animal Sale (PDF, 3 pages, 34 KB)

About the Dodge County Meat Animal Sale – For Youth

Dodge County Meat Animal Sale Invite Card

  • Review the Dodge County Junior Fairbook, located at the Dodge County Junior Fair webpage, for all Junior Livestock Show and Sale Rules.
  • The Dodge County Meat Animal Sale  is held at 6:30 PM, on Thursday night of fair week.
  • To be considered for the Meat Animal Sale, junior market animals must be identified in spring.
  • At Online Fair Entry time, livestock animals must be entered in the correct market class to be considered for the sale.
  • Youth (or their parents) must attend either the Pre-Sale meeting (usually in June) or the Post-sale meeting (usually in September). These are the only meetings which parents may attend for their children.
  • Youth who wish to participate in the sale must meet MAS educational requirements (explained below). Youth must attend the event to earn the educational point – parents may not earn educational points for their children.
  • Project Youth must have current Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) certification.
  • Meeting attendance is recorded on the Livestock Project Member Activity Card (see below).
  • All required educational paperwork must be turned in at the set due date. Required paperwork includes:
    • Completed Livestock Project Member Activity Card, including Premise ID, for each youth.
    • YQCA Certificate
  • For swine, completed and signed health papers must be turned in at county fair weigh-in.

Educational Points as Required by the MAS Committee

  • Pre- and Post-Sale Meetings, Educational Meetings, and YQCA classes are listed on our Dodge UWEX Calendar. Be sure to review the 4-H Calendar and call the Dairy and Livestock Educator with any questions at 920-386-3790.
  • “4” points are required and can be obtained by attending educational livestock events.
  •  AT LEAST 2 of the points need to be earned at a county or state educational event.  For some youth who have no means to have “local club” learning events, it is always possible to have all 4 or more points obtained from county or state events.
  •  If an “out of county” event is where a point will be obtained, use the back of the card to explain the event AND obtain a signature that can be identified, and a phone number, so a call may be given if the committee has questions.
  • No educational event may give a youth more than 1 educational point (even if another county’s youth obtain 2+ points for such an event).
  • Youth attending college may obtain a point for agricultural events attended by obtaining approval from the MAS committee.
  • Livestock Project Member Activity Card(orange card) (PDF, 1 page)

About the Dodge County Meat Animal Sale (MAS) Committee

Purpose, Bylaws and Members

  • To provide 4-H members, FFA members and Dodge County Youth Organization members an opportunity to have market livestock projects evaluated.
  • To provide incentive and to encourage greater participation in livestock feeding and production projects.
  • To recognize Youth Project Members who do quality work in selecting, feeding, and showing livestock projects.
  • To teach a greater understanding of meat animal evaluation, animal husbandry, ethical care and treatment of animals, and showmanship.
  • To establish rules and enforce compliance of regulations for participation in the Dodge County Meat Animal Sale.
  • To examine and act upon issues and concerns expressed by Youth Project Members and people affiliated with a Dodge County 4-H, FFA or Youth Organization.
  • MAS Bylaws (PDF, 4 pages, 292 KB)
  • Dodge County Meat Animal Sale Committee 2021-2022 (PDF, 1 pg)

 

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Wisconsin State Fair Livestock ID

WISCONSIN STATE FAIR 2022 DNA IDENTIFICATION PROGRAM

DNA Identification technologies have proven to be instrumental in safeguarding the reputation and integrity of our State’s Youth livestock programs. DNA identification must be submitted to be eligible for all 2022 Wisconsin State Fair Championship awards in the market and non-registered breeding stock shows of the Junior Beef, Sheep and Swine Divisions. Wisconsin State Fair’s process for 2022 DNA identification is as follows: 840 Ear Tag Identification:Wisconsin State Fair requires an 840 ear tag as official animal identification. 840 RFID ear tags are preferred but any official 840 ear tag is accepted. The 15-digit sequence of numbers which begin with 840 will be recognized by Wisconsin State Fair as the individual animal identification number. Wisconsin State Fair sells individual 840 RFID ear tags but 840 ear tags do not need to be purchased through Wisconsin State Fair. DNA Identification Sample Envelopes:Sample envelopes are used to collect and submit DNA samples for animals in the market and non-registered breeding stock shows in the Junior Beef, Sheep and Swine Divisions. Envelopes purchased from Wisconsin State Fair must be returned to Wisconsin State Fair (see submission information below).Purchases through Wisconsin State Fair:Wisconsin State Fair DNA identification 840 ear tags and sample envelopes are available for purchase online by credit card at entry.wistatefair.com. At the present time, due to COVID-19, walk-up orders will not be accepted at Wisconsin State Fair Park.

  • DNA Identification Sample Envelope: $7.00
  • 840 RFID Ear Tag: $8.00
  • DNA Identification Sample Envelope and 840 RFID Ear Tag: $15

Wisconsin State Fair DNA Identification Submission Date:Wisconsin State Fair DNA identification sample envelopes must be returned postmarked on (or before) May 25, 2022*. At the present time, due to COVID-19, in-person dropoffs of DNA identification will not be accepted at Wisconsin State Fair Park. DNA identification may only be returned via mail, Fed Ex or UPS. DNA sample envelopes being sent to Wisconsin State Fair should be addressed to: Wisconsin State Fair, Agriculture Department, 640 S 84th St, West Allis WI 53214 *PLEASE NOTE: Junior market beef, sheep and swine and non-registered breeding stock without DNA identification postmarked/delivered by May 25, 2022, are eligible to show at Wisconsin State Fair but are not eligible for champion awards.County Fair DNA Programs:Wisconsin State Fair recognizes and accepts DNA identification from County Fair programs which use Animal ID Inc. as their DNA service provider. Any DNA identification sample envelopes purchased through a County Fair program must be submitted back to the respective County where purchased. DNA identification samples postmarked/delivered on (or before) May 25, 2022, will be recognized as meeting Wisconsin State Fair DNA identification requirements.

Reminder!Purchasing and/or submission of 840 ear tags or DNA sample envelopes is NOT entry in the 2022 Wisconsin State Fair. Exhibitors must enter the Wisconsin State Fair Junior Show online at wistatefair.com in a separate process in late spring. Please contact Wisconsin State Fair at entryoffice@wistatefair.com with additional DNA identification questions.

Animal Health Regulations | Fairs & Shows in Wisconsin

This is a summary of animal health requirements for fairs, shows and exhibitions only.

Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection’s  Animal Health Regulations Fairs and Shows in Wisconsin

 

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