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 and Recognition Announcements precede the sale,. The sale begins promptly at 7 p.m.
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
- 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 7 p.m., on Thursday night of fair week.
- To be considered for the Meat Animal Sale, animals must be identified in spring (January for market beef, and May for market lambs and hogs).
- At Online Fairy 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.
- Swine 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 paperwork must be turned in during check-in time at the county fair, or before. Required paperwork includes:
- Completed Livestock Project Member Activity Card, including Premise ID, for each youth.
- A completed & signed County of Origin Labeling (COOL) Form for sheep- both purchased and homebred.
- For swine, completed and signed health papers.
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 Science Committee 2020-2021 (PDF, 1 pg)