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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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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Grenawalt Joins Department of Animal Sciences Extension Team

The University of Wisconsin Madison-Department of Animal Sciences, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences and the University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension are pleased to announce the hiring of Alissa Grenawalt to the Department. Grenawalt will be serving as an Extension Outreach Specialist coordinating and collaborating on new and existing programming within the Animal Sciences Department.  […]

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Iowa County Junior and Senior Teams top 2014 State 4-H Livestock Contest

The State 4-H Livestock Judging Contest was held on Monday, July 28 at the Arlington Public Events Center.  There were nine senior teams and ten junior teams that participated.  The contest consisted of evaluating classes of market and breeding beef, market and breeding swine, market and breeding sheep and Boer goats, as well as answer […]

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Area Animal Science Days Livestock Judging Results 2014

The 2014 Area Animal Science Days were held in Manitowoc, Columbia, Eau Claire and Crawford 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 […]

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Livestock Comfort at the Fair

Hot, Hot, Hot… This year we have had a fairly mild summer in terms of heat, however that is all going to change today with forecasts saying it could be the hottest day of the summer.  Be mindful of your animal projects in this type of weather at home or at the fair today and […]

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