2018 Dodge Co. Fair Junior Market Swine Identification

The Dodge County Meat Animal Sale Committee will be identifying all market swine through the tagging and DNA collection process for the Dodge County Fair 2018. We ask for your prompt attention to all these details.  Tags will be available from Dodge County UW-Extension with pick-up starting on April 2, 2018. Please follow directions below.

Information about Swine ID Tags/DNA sampling:

  1. Request your DNA Kit from the Wisconsin Livestock Identification Consortium (WLIC) immediately. Enclosed is the Dodge County Fair ID/DNA Request Form for your convenience. Follow instructions for submitting the request (you must submit the $10 fee for each DNA sample of swine you plan to identify for the fair).  Alternatively, go to www.wiid.org/dna-program to download the request form   OR   you may place your order online for the DNA kit with a debit/credit card.  Online DNA Order Form link here.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       This is a family identification process, only one request form is required per family with all youth showman in that family identified.
  2. Please call 920-386-3790 or email the UW-Extension Office Support Staff, Laure Dei at ldei@co.dodge.wi.us to request the number of tags that you/your family need(s) for 2018. Give your family name along with each project exhibitor name. You will arrange for pick-up at the Extension office individually or by club/chapter. Please complete tag requests and pick-up by Friday, April 27, 2018.

  3. You will receive a set of (2) tags per animal (red, yellow) to tag each hog.

  4. SWINE Hair-DNA Sample Collection How To Instructions
  5. Submit your DNA samples to the WLIC. Postmarked deadline is Friday, May 4, 2018. Make sure to follow all DNA collection instructions that you will receive along with your DNA sample kit.

  6. DNA sample/Documentation postmarked after Friday, May 4, 2018 will not be eligible to participate in the Meat Animal Sale.

  7. No pictures are required of tagged hogs this project year.

  8. WLIC will send a report to the UW-Extension Office with the exhibitor’s names/animal ID numbers of all DNA samples submitted for Dodge County.*If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your Dodge Co. MAS Swine Representatives.  

If an animal loses its tag, immediately contact one of your Dodge County Swine Representatives listed below for tag replacement.

  • Ralph Pahl 920-210-0006 -Chair
  • Eric Salmi 920-988-1817
  • Dennis Kohl 920-960-6629
    • You may also contact Amanda Young, Dodge County Dairy & Livestock Educator at 920-386-3790 or amanda.young@ces.uwex.edu.
    • Information, forms, and DNA instruction will also be posted on the Dodge County UW-Extension website at www.dodge.uwex.edu.
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