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Third PEDv Strain Identified

USDA’s secretary, Tom Vilsack, has announced the department will aid in fighting the disease which now has mutated and has 3 strains that may affect swine.  Third PEDv Strain Identified There’s now a new strain of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv) on the loose, recently confirmed by the University of Minnesota Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. The […]

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Who is really watching you at livestock shows?

Attention Parents & Livestock Members!!! Bernie O’Rourke has passed along the Who is really watching you at livestock shows? article to encourage you in showmanship at exhibitions.     In the article are six steps to better yourself!! 1. Help other showmen. 2. Participate in the skillathon. 3. Dress modestly and appropriately. 4. Don’t lose your temper with […]

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2015 Annual Sausage Making Class – February 11, 2015

Dodge County UW Extension Educator Bonnie Borden along with UW Madison Meats Lab Specialist, Jeff Sindelar teach participants how to make different types of sausage during a “hands-on” workshop being held on February 11, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. at the Dodge County Administration Building Auditorium, 127 E. Oak Street in Juneau. Participants get to take approximately five […]

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Making a difference: livestock programs prepare youth for their futures

By Jim Massey, Editor | jimmassey@mhtc.net The Country Today | MADISON — To some young people, Wisconsin’s youth livestock program is much more than raising or buying an animal and showing it at the county fair. To some, working with livestock is a passion and has helped shape their futures in the agricultural industry. For […]

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2015 Wisconsin State Fair Market Animal Identification

  New for 2015! Youth interested in showing market beef, sheep or swine at the 2015 Wisconsin State Fair will need to get their animal projects DNA/RFID identified through the Wisconsin Livestock Identification Consortium (WLIC) by the respective State Fair eligibility deadlines. WLIC is coordinating a statewide DNA/RFID identification program for Wisconsin County and State […]

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Wisconsin State Fair Dairy Promotion Board Scholarship Program

The Wisconsin State Fair Dairy Promotion Board will award three $1,000 scholarships, for use during the second semester of the 2015-16 school year, to third or fourth-year college students pursuing dairy-related or food science degrees at one of Wisconsin’s four-year universities. Two additional $1,000 scholarships will be made available to high school seniors planning to […]

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