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Beef Weigh In Set

By Staff | Dec 10, 2015

planning to exhibit beef projects at the 2016 Palo Alto County Fair must weigh in their market steers, market heifers, and feeder pens for their animals to be eligible to show at county and district fairs.

In Palo Alto County, weigh-in will be held on Saturday, Jan. 2, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Palo Alto County Fairgrounds in Emmetsburg.

Calves are to be tagged at home prior to the weigh-in. Tags may be purchased at the Palo Alto County Extension Office.

Any exhibitor with a conflict will need to call the office prior to weigh-in. To be eligible to show at the Iowa State Fair or Ak-Sar-Ben beef animals will need to be retinal imaged. Plans are to retinal image that same day with the time and place to be determined.

Anyone planning to nominate calves for State Fair or Ak-Sar-Ben should contact the Extension Office by Wednesday, Dec. 30, and let them know an exhibitor name and the number of calves to verify