Marathon tops 4-H Quiz Bowl and Skillathon Contests

The Wisconsin 4-H Quiz Bowl and Skillathon contests were both held on Saturday, March 1 at University of Wisconsin Madison Animal Sciences Building.   Livestock Bowl is a quiz competition where all the questions are about beef, sheep, swine and meat goat topics and students use a buzzer in order to answer the questions.  Teams compete […]

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WISCONSIN LIVESTOCK BREEDERS ANNOUNCE 2014 EVENTS

The Wisconsin Livestock Breeders Association (WLBA) is busy gearing up for another year of educational shows and events.  The Wisconsin Spring Preview Show will be held on Saturday, June 7, at the Jefferson Fair Park, Jefferson, WI.  The three-species, beef, sheep and swine show is a popular show to prepare youth and their livestock projects […]

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Marathon County Tops Senior Division in 4-H Meats Judging Contest

The team from Marathon County took top honors in the senior division of the State 4-H meats Contest held Feb 15 at University of Wisconsin Madison Meat Laboratory.  Team members were Ashley Zimmerman, Katelyn Zimmerman, and Emma Walters.  They were coached by Mark Zimmerman.  These 4-H members will represent Wisconsin at the National 4-H Meats […]

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Badger Meat Judging Camp

Mark your calendars for the Badger Meats Judging Camp to be held on Friday, Feb. 7, from 9 a.m. to noon (8:45 a.m. registration open) at the University of River Falls Meat Lab, River Falls, WI.  This camp is for youth who have completed 3rd grade through one year past high school that are interested […]

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Livestock Learning Webinar Series

University of Wisconsin Extension will be hosting a “Livestock Learning Webinar Series” this winter.  This series is best suited for new families exhibiting livestock (Beef, Sheep, Swine & Meat Goats) however experienced families are encouraged and invited to attend as well. These webinars can be taken from your home using a computer and your phone […]

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Ag Truths Not Tails Conference – Jan 24-25

Interested in learning and practicing skills to join the next generation of communicators for Wisconsin’s livestock and dairy industry? Mark your calendar for the Ag Truths, Not Tails conference, coordinated by the University of Wisconsin-Extension. Enrollment is open to youth ages 13 to one year past high school in dairy, beef, sheep, swine and goat […]

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Livestock results from Area Animal Science Days (AASD)

The 2013 Area Animal Science Days were held in Shawano, Jefferson, Chippewa and Iowa county’s.  Youth judged breeding and market classes of each of the following species, swine, beef, sheep and in some locations meat goats.  Youth also answered questions and seniors gave reasons on selected classes.  Congratulations to all participants in this year’s regional […]

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Animal Health Exhibition Update for 2013

Swine: Find below NEW information regarding the 2013 swine exhibition year as it relates to Swine Influenza and PRRS (Porcine Respiratory and Reproductive Syndrome).  This is important information as it relates to swine purchases, travel across state lines and health management. The H3N2 swine influenza strain was a concern at some county fairs and state […]

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