Livestock Comfort at the Fair

It seems summer has finally arrived and in impressive strength.  This week looks to be the hottest of the season and can be extremely dangerous for both people and animals.  Please review the following document to manage your animal’s comfort during heat and humidity. Livestock Comfort at the Fair  

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Meat Animal Quality Assurance (MAQA) Certification Requests for National Shows

For youth that are exhibiting at national shows, some shows may require a certification in quality assurance. Examples of these types of shows are:  World Pork Expo, National Junior Swine Association shows, etc.  Wisconsin’s approved program for quality assurance training is the Meat Animal Quality Assurance (MAQA) program.  Since the program is going through a […]

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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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My 4-H Story: Bernie O’Rourke

My 4-H story started in Minnesota where I joined 4-H in 3rd grade (I’m going to age myself, NO Cloverbuds when I was a kid) and was a part of the program till I graduated high school. I am a product of many ancestors who grew up in the program – 4-H is definitively in […]

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My 4-H Story: Alissa Grenawalt

My 4-H Story is also similar to many others who have participated in the program.  I received my start in 3rd grade as a member of the Newark Pioneers 4-H club located in the SW corner of Rock County, WI.  My siblings and I were first generation 4-H members at that time and I credit my […]

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2015 Livestock Judging Results from Area Animal Science Days

(Madison) The 2015 Area Animal Science Days were held in Lafayette, Kewaunee, Dunn and Rock counties. Youth involved judged breeding and market classes of each of the following species, swine, beef, sheep and in some locations meat goats. Youth also answered a sets of species questions and seniors judges gave oral reasons on selected classes. […]

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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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