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6th Annual Supreme Showmanship Contest Showcases the County’s Best Youth!

6th Annual Supreme Showmanship Contest Showcases the County’s Best Youth! 4-H and FFA Youth Showmanship Winners Display Skills for Fairgoers The Farm Progress Arena at the Dodge County Fairgrounds became the center of attention on Saturday evening, August 22nd, as the top four showmen from the intermediate and senior divisions of beef, sheep, swine and […]

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Spooner Sheep Day – August 22, 2015

Spooner Sheep Day, Aug. 22, 2015 Contact: Dave Thomas,, 608-263-4306 The 63rd Annual Spooner Sheep Day will be held at the Spooner Agricultural Research Station on Saturday, August 22, 2015. Registration will open at 8:30 a.m. at the Station Headquarters (W6646 Hwy 70, Spooner, WI 54801). The educational program will start at 9:15 a.m. […]


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 […]


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 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 […]