FDL County Market Livestock Project July 6, 2022 Update

Final Weigh-in Schedule for Tuesday of the Fair:

9 am to 11 am: Market Beef Weigh-in

  • Minimum weight to qualify for the sale:
    • Beef=1,100 pounds
    • Dairy=1,200 pounds
    • Dairy x Dairy Cross= 1,150 pounds

12 noon to 1 pm: Meat Goat & Market Lamb Weigh-in

  • Minimum weight to qualify for the sale:
    • Meat Goat=55 pounds
    • Lamb=100 pounds
  • Meat goat and sheep exhibitors must complete Scrapie ID form at https://bit.ly/fdlscrapieform and return to the fair office as soon as possible.

1 pm to 4 pm: Swine Weigh-in

  • Minimum weight to qualify for the sale is 230 pounds. 
  • Any hog weighing over 300 pounds will be allowed to sell, but on sold on a 300-pound basis.
  • Please note, hogs will be weighed as unloaded off the trailer. 
  • No hogs will be allowed off trailer without a Veterinary Health Certificate and a negative PRRS/PEDV test result.

PRRS/PRV Negative Test is required to show. 

Because the Fond du Lac County Fair is a non-terminal show, it is now required to have a negative PRRS and SECD test within 90 days prior to the fair. This testing requirement is in addition to the required swine health certificate needed to exhibit at the Fond du Lac County Fair. Health certificates are required within 30 days of the fair. Hogs will not be able to unload at the fair without a certificate indicating a negative test and a health certificate. Please contact your veterinarian regarding PRRS rope test and health certificates.

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. 

Junior Livestock Show Schedule

  • 8 am: Jr Swine 
    • Jr Market Swine, Best Home Raised Market Hog, Breeding Stock, Feeder Pigs, Showmanship, Open Swine
  • 1 pm: Jr Beef 
    • Jr Market Beef, Best Home-Raised Market Steer, Breeding Stock, Feeder Steers, Showmanship, Open Beef
  • 4:30 pm: Jr Meat Goat 
    • Jr Meat Goat, Best Home-Raised Market Goat, Showmanship, Open Class
  • 6 pm: Jr Sheep 
    • Jr Market Lamb, Best Home-Raised Market Lamb, Breeding Stock, Showmanship, Open Class

Carcass Contests

  • Beef Carcass Contest is Tuesday, July 26th at Beck’s Meats, Ring location (NOTE NEW DATE & LOCATION). 
    • Volunteers (adult and youth) are needed to weigh and split carcasses for judge. 
    • Two (2) qualifying meeting points will be provided for youth volunteers who help. 
    • Please contact Tina Kohlman at tina.kohlman@wisc.edu if interested in volunteering.
  • Swine Carcass Contest is Wednesday, July 27th at Loehr’s Meat Market, Campbellsport.
    • Volunteers (adult and youth) are needed to weigh and split carcasses for judge. 
    • Two (2) qualifying meeting points will be provided for youth volunteers who help. 
    • Please contact Tina Kohlman at tina.kohlman@wisc.edu if interested in volunteering.
  • There will be no lamb or goat carcass contest this year.

Reminder: MLP Educational Points are due by Friday, July 15, 2022.

“The calendar year for completing eight (8) credits begins the Monday following the previous fair and ends on Friday preceding the current year’s fair.” 

  • The Attendance Record allows individuals to keep track of their individual attendance (points) throughout the year. The record is generally updated 10 – 14 days after events, or as time permits and is posted under the Sale Requirements tab. The date and time of the last update is noted for your reference. If you do not remember your ID number, please contact katie.gindt@wisc.edu.
  • Each youth must submit their activities through the FDL County Google form, when not attending a Fond du Lac County event, to receive educational credit. The form and instructions are always available under the Forms tab.
  • Don’t forget that YQCA is a requirement to be eligible to sell at the Fond du Lac County Fair Market Livestock Sale and to show at the Wisconsin State Fair Jr. Animal Shows (Beef, Sheep, Swine, Dairy, Goat, Poultry, Rabbit) and is worth 2 points. YQCA is available to complete online at https://yqcaprogram.org/. Once complete, simply download and email the Certificate of Completion to katie.gindt@wisc.edu.
  • If you need more points, check out the four webinars put on by the Wisconsin Youth Livestock Program. Each one is worth 1 point. After you watch them, please complete the FDL County Google form instead of the WYLP form on their website. Here’s the link to the WYLP webpage for more details on each webinar:  https://livestock.extension.wisc.edu/articles/animalsciences-education-series/.
  • For more general information regarding educational opportunities and resources, please visit https://fyi.extension.wisc.edu/fdlmeat/.

Please review the Fond du Lac County Fair Premium Book for all rules associated with showing and selling a market animal at the 2022 Fond du Lac County Fair.

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