State 4-H Meats Contest set for Saturday, April 27!

We cordially invite you to again bring your county junior and senior teams to the upcoming meat judging contest, to be held Saturday, April 27, at the UW Madison Meat Laboratory. All of the materials can be found online at https://fyi.extension.wisc.edu/youthlivestock/programs/4hmeatscontest/ We will continue with the change from the 2005 contest, junior contestants will be […]

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So you Want to Start a Knowledge Team Webinar offered on January 14, 2016

Contact:  Bernadette O’Rourke, Extension Youth Livestock Specialist, UW-Madison Email:  borourke2@ansci.wisc.edu Phone:  608-263-4304 (Madison:) UW Extension and the UW Madison Animal Sciences Department will be hosting a webinar entitled, “So you Want to Start a Knowledge Team” on Thursday, January 14 from 7-8 PM.  This program is to engage volunteers, leaders and Extension staff on how […]

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Livestock Learning Webinar Series Returns in 2016 – Updated!

Contact:  Bernadette O’Rourke, Extension Youth Livestock Specialist, UW-Madison Email:  borourke2@ansci.wisc.edu Phone:  608-263-4304 (Madison:) UW Extension and the UW Madison Animal Sciences Department will again be hosting a “Livestock Learning Webinar Series” starting in February 2016.  This series is best suited for older youth to gain animal project & issue based information.  Attendees will gain ideas […]

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Spring pig weigh-ins will be allowed for 2016

Wisconsin State Veterinarian to allow spring pig weigh-ins after two-year ban October 16, 2015 Wisconsin State Veterinarian to allow spring pig weigh-ins after two-year ban (PDF) Media Contacts: Raechelle Cline, 608-224-5005 or Bill Cosh, Communications Director, 608-224-5020 MADISON – Spring pig weigh-ins that usually take place in preparation for Wisconsin’s numerous county fairs will be allowed […]

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2015 Governors Blue Ribbon Livestock Auction Winners

(West Allis):  The winners of the 2015 Governor’s Blue Ribbon Livestock Auction Scholarships have been announced.   The Foundation awarded two $2000 scholarship, three $1500 scholarship, three $1000 scholarships and seven $500 scholarships. Governor Scott Walker presented the scholarship recipients with a certificate of recognition during the Governor’s Auction at the Wisconsin State Fair. This year’s […]

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2015 State 4-H Livestock Judging Contest Results

Marathon County Junior and Manitowoc County Senior Teams top 2015 State 4-H Livestock Judging Contest (Lodi): The State 4-H Livestock Judging Contest was held on Monday, July 27 at the Lodi Agricultural Fairgrounds in Lodi, WI. This was a new location for the annual venue that allows the top junior and senior county 4-H Livestock […]

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Stay in touch with the Wisconsin Youth Livestock Program!

We thank everyone that follows us for the latest information we can provide with the WI Youth Livestock Program.  Please find our new postcard that has updated contact information on social media and beyond.  Help us spread the word and share this with those involved with your county livestock projects and anyone else that maybe […]

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2015 Governors Blue Ribbon Livestock Auction Scholarships Available

(West Allis) The Blue Ribbon Sale of Champions Foundation has increased their scholarship awards once again this year to $15,000 and fifteen of Wisconsin’s best youth will be the recipients. The 2015 Governor’s Blue Ribbon Livestock Auction Scholarship application has just been issued. The Foundation is sponsoring two $2000 awards, three $1500 awards, three $1000 […]

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Where are They Now? With Columbia County 4-H/FFA Alumnus Scott Howard

    There have been a multitude of youth livestock project members that have participated in WI Youth Livestock State events over the years, but after they graduate from 4-H or FFA, we often ask, “Where are they now?” We recently were fortunate enough to meet up with former Columbia County 4-H Alumnus, Scott Howard.  Scott […]

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