4-H, FFA Sheep, Goat, and Swine Weigh-in to be held May 6
WEST PLAINS, Mo. – The 4-H and FFA sheep, goat, and swine weigh-in for the 2017 Heart of the Ozarks Fair will be held Saturday, May 6, 2017 at the Heart of the Ozarks fairgrounds. The weigh-in will begin at 8 a.m. and end at 12 p.m.
The sheep, goats, and swine will be weighed, tattooed, and ear tagged at the weigh-in. All eligible exhibitors wanting to enter their sheep or goats at the Missouri State Fair must attend this weigh-in for their animals to be nose printed. Sheep must have a beginning weight of 40 with an ending weight of 80-150. Goats must have a beginning weight of 30 with an ending weight of 50-120. Hogs must have a beginning weight of 75 with ending weights between 220-290.
In addition, each exhibitor must pay $10 for the sale dinner held on the night of the youth sale. All sheep and goats must have an official scrapie tag, in accordance with Missouri Department of Agriculture, at weigh-in. All sheep and goats must still have their milk/baby teeth at the Heart of the Ozarks Fair in July and will be checked by a superintendent. Youth wanting to weigh-in livestock for the Heart of the Ozarks Fair must be a member in good standing with the Missouri 4-H club program or a paid member in good standing with a local FFA Chapter.
For more information, contact Krista Tate at the University of Missouri Extension office at 417-256-2391 or [email protected]