MUSCATINE COUNTY 4-H LIVESTOCK PROJECT FAIR ENTRY CHECK LIST
Follow these steps to successfully enter your livestock project in the Muscatine County Fair
and/or the Iowa State Fair.
______ Enroll in livestock project area. Enrolled 4-H members will receive additional information as it becomes available.
______ Livestock identification form must be on file in the Extension Office by May 15, 2008, except Market Beef ID forms are due
by January 15. Identification forms are required for all beef, sheep, swine; meat goat, horse, dog, dairy cattle, dairy goat,
and bucket calf. NO identification forms are required for rabbits, poultry, and pets (except dogs). Animals brought to weigh-
ins will already have their ID form in the Extension Office. Forms are available in the Extension Office
______ Read monthly Clover Express newsletter for important updates and announcements.
______ Read Iowa 4-H Animal and Poultry Identification, Weighing, and Exhibiting Requirements for County, State, and Interstate
Shows (4H 202, November 2005) available in the Extension Office or is available on line at
http://www.extension.iastate.edu/Publications/4H202.pdf. Note: A current copy should be in your record book.
______ Food Safety & Quality Assurance (FSQA) certification required by July 1, 2008, for those enrolled in beef, sheep, swine,
dairy cattle, dairy goat, meat goat, bucket calf, rabbits and poultry. FSQA certification dates and details available at
http://www.extension.iastate.edu/muscatine/info/4h/muscatinecounty4hinformation.htm or by contacting the Extension Office.
______ Weigh-In Animal(s) – If you have any of the following animals, see date, time and location below for weigh-in information.
Market Beef - December 15, 2007, 8:00-10:00 a.m., Kent Product Development Center (formerly Kent Research Farm
#1), Muscatine. For Muscatine County Fair, Iowa State Fair, and Ak-Sar-Ben
Muscatine County Fair Weigh-In for derby swine only - March 15, 9:00-10:30 a.m., Wilton High School Ag Room.
Iowa State Fair Verification for market, derby, and breeding swine- April 19-26 at selected sites around the state. An
Intent to Participate form should be returned to the State 4-H Office by March 1, 2008. Contact the Extension Office
for more information.
Sheep - May 10, 2008, 7:30-10:00 a.m., Large Show Ring, Muscatine County Fairgrounds, West Liberty.
All lambs must be brought to weigh-in. Breeding animals will receive an eartag. Market animals will be weighed. For
Muscatine County Fair, Iowa State Fair, and Ak-Sar-Ben
Meat Goats - May 10, 2008, 7:30-10:00 a.m., Large Show Ring, Muscatine County Fairgrounds, West Liberty. Market
animals only. For Muscatine County Fair, Iowa State Fair, and Ak-Sar-Ben
______ Read fairbook
Muscatine County fairbook and entry forms/cards will be available from your club leader after May 1 or will be
available online at http://www.extension.iastate.edu/muscatine/info/4h/muscatinecounty4hinformation.htm .
Iowa State Fair 4-H premium book will be available in the Extension Office in mid-June or can be accessed on-line at
http://www.iowastatefair.org/ under the “Competition” tab.
______ Muscatine County Fair livestock entries due – Club leaders turn in entry forms to Fair office the week of June 16, 2008.
Check with your 4-H leader for your club’s entry date.
______ State Fair livestock entries and payment due to the Extension Office by July 1, 2008. LATE ENTRIES WILL NOT BE
______ Ak-Sar-Ben entries are due to the Extension Office in August. Watch the Clover Express for details.
______ Record book to leader by September 1, 2008, to receive premiums.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in all its programs and
activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political
beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital or family status. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all
programs.) Many materials can be made available in alternative formats for ADA clients. To file
a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building,
14th and Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call 202-720-5964. December 2007
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