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4-H, FFA Project Weigh-In Date Set

By Staff | Dec 5, 2017

Even though the 2018 Palo Alto County Fair is eight months away, the date has been set for the official weigh-in of all all 4-H & FFA Beef projects. The Weight in day has been set for Saturday, Dec. 30, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Palo Alto County Fairgrounds in Emmetsburg.

All 4-H and FFA members planning to exhibit market steers, market heifers, feeder pens, and second-year bucket calves at the 2018 Palo Alto County Fair, or any district fairs, but weigh their animals in at this time.

In order to show at the Iowa State Fair or Ak-Sar-Ben Livestock shows, calves must also go through a state verification process with retinal images taken as well.

Beef calves being shown only at the county or district fairs will just need to be weighed. Those calves are to be tagged at home prior to the weigh-in. Tags may be purchased at the Palo Alto County Extension Office.

Any 4-H’er or FFA?exhibitor with a scheduling conflict for Dec. 30 will need to contact the Extension office at least one week prior to the 30th so other arrangements can be made.

For questions regarding the weigh-in process, please contact the Extension Office at 712-852-2865 or call the Beef superintendents, Brian Rouse at 712-260-7731 or Pat Vonnahme at 515-351-8983.