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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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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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 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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