2017 Livestock Project Meetings
All meetings are held at 7:00pm at the Dodge County Administration Building, 127 East Oak Street, Juneau unless otherwise indicated.
- January 16 – The “Write” Stuff
- February 20 – It Takes More than Chicken Feed
- February 25 – MAQA (Meat Animal Quality Assurance) – Family Learning Day, Dodgeland School
- March 20 – Project Animal Checklists
- April 1 – MAQA (Meat Animal Quality Assurance) – Family Learning Day, Moraine Park Technical College, Beaver Dam
- April 17 – TBA
- May 15 – TBA
- June 21 – MAQA (Meat Animal Quality Assurance) (6:00pm test out option) 7:00pm Class
- October 16 – TBA
- November 20 – TBA
2017 Junior Market Livestock Identification for the Dodge County Fair
Thank you for enrolling in a market livestock project. The animal identification process has changed from last year. There will be no initial live weigh-in of beef, sheep, and swine. Please follow the processes that are outlined in each specie.
2017 Junior Market Beef ID – Tag/Photo/DNA Sampling Steps-Process is now CLOSED.
2017 Junior Market Swine Information will be OPENING soon.
- The Swine Squeaky Clean Biosecurity Plan
- Universal Swine Ear Notching System Chart
- Swine Information Form
- Wisconsin Livestock Identification Consortium
Frequently Asked Questions
- I am a youth livestock member. How do I find out about events?
- What do I need to know about being in a livestock project?
- Is the “Beef Feeder” project the same as the” Beef Project”?
- Who is the MAS Committee and what do they do?
- I am a youth – how can I participate in the meat animal sale?
- What are “educational points” and how do I earn them?
- What is the “orange card” everyone talks about?
- What are the livestock rules for Wisconsin State Fair?
- How do I get involved in Livestock and Meats Judging?
- What can I study for Livestock Quiz Bowl and Skillathon?
- Where do I find livestock management resources?
- What is MAQA (Meat Animal Quality Assurance)?
- What is PQA (Pork Quality Assurance)?
- How can I buy livestock at the county fair meat animal sale?
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)
- 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 MAS Sale, animals must be weighed in at the Spring weigh-ins (February 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.
- Hog Project Youth must have current Meat Animal Quality Assurance (MAQA) 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 each animal – both purchased and homebred.
- For hogs, completed and signed health papers.
- Pre- and Post-Sale Meetings, Educational Meetings, and MAQA classes are listed on our Dodge UWEX Calendar. Be sure to review the 4-H Calendar, and call Bonnie, the Dairy and Livestock Youth 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 speaking with Bonnie and obtaining MAS committee approval.
Livestock Project Member Activity Card (orange card) (PDF, 1 page)
- Meat Animal Project Records (PDF, 12 pages)
Dodge Co Livestock Project Tips for Success (PDF, 2 pages)
- NOTE: The Beef Feeder Replacement Project is good for younger members to gain experience working with a bucket calf and showing younger beef animals. This is NOT a market animal.
- Beef Feeder Replacement Project – Project Booklet
After clicking this link, scroll down to “Record Books” and “Livestock – Feeder Beef” to find project booklet.
- 4-H Newsletter
- Dodge UWEX Calendar
- UW-Extension – Wisconsin Youth Livestock Programs & Events (may subscribe to this link)
- Call Bonnie Borden at 920-386-3790.
- Wisconsin State Fair Junior Livestock Information is posted when available at the Wisconsin State Fair website. Check there often for current deadlines and detailed information. Call Bonnie Borden at 920-386-3790 with any questions.
- Practices start in fall and are a great opportunity to learn more about your livestock project animals through judging!
- Contact Coach Becky Doman for more information and practice dates/times at 920-248-9311.
- Educational Carcass Show Judging Videos
After you click the above link, click on the YouTube icon on the upper right of the page. This will take you to the Wisconsin Youth Livestock Program channel where you will find the beef, lamb and swine ultrasound videos. These videos, each about 10 minutes, will help you follow up with what carcass data means and how it coincides with what actual carcasses look like and where measurements are taken. The beginning part of the video narration is the same in each video, the differences come in when the carcass data is explained.
- Contact Bonnie Borden for Livestock Quiz Bowl & Skillathon practice dates/times and coach information.
- Beef Quiz Bowl Study Guide (PDF, 28 pages, 688 KB)
- Beef Quiz Bowl Questions (PDF, 13 pages, 37 KB)
- Sheep Quiz Bowl Study Guide (PDF, 24 pages, 389 KB)
- Sheep Quiz Bowl Questions (PDF, 6 pages, 20 KB)
- Swine Quiz Bowl Study Guide (PDF, 26 pages, .98 MB)
- Swine Quiz Bowl Questions (PDF, 6 pages, 17 KB)
- A Champions Guide for Youth Swine Exhibition (PDF, 16 pages, 2.68 MB)
- Managing Sheep and Goats on Pasture (PDF, 2 pages, 291 KB)
- Sustainable Control of Internal Parasites in Small Ruminant Production (PDF, 8 pages, 767 KB)
- Wisconsin Sheep and Goat Extension Website
- World Beef Expo
- World Pork Expo
- Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival
- Wisconsin Livestock Breeders Association
- Wisconsin Club Lamb Association
- Wisconsin Sheep Breeders Cooperative
- Wisconsin Pork Association
- The Midwest Herdsman magazine – Calendar of Events
- UW Saddle and Sirloin
- UW Animal Sciences/UW Extension Youth Livestock
- UWEX – Wisconsin Beef Information Center
- UWEX – Swine Information
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, 152 KB)
- MAS 2016 Committee (PDF, 1 page, 90.3 KB)