Fond du Lac County Fair has Prohibited the Feeding of Ractopamine to Show Animals.

The fair board has prohibited exhibitors from feeding their hogs feed containing ractopamine, commonly known as Paylean or Engain. Animals exhibited at the fair are subject to random testing for presence of this additive. Should it be discovered after the sale when the animal is processed the animal has been fed feed containing ractopamine, the exhibitor will be required to make the buyer whole for any loss incurred due to the animal being rejected for processing at the processing plant/slaughterhouse. Should an animal test positive for ractopamine, the exhibitor will be prohibited from selling at the fair for a year.