Junior Livestock

Wisconsin State Fair Junior Breeding Show Ownership and Managerial Rules Updated

NEW For 2016! Beginning in 2016 there will no longer be ownership date deadlines or specific name requirements for exhibitors entering and showing registered animals in the junior breeding stock shows and all non-market animal shows.
To read more click here

2016 Wisconsin State Fair Market Animal Identification:

Youth interested in showing market beef, sheep or swine at the 2016 Wisconsin State Fair will need to have their animal projects DNA/RFID identified through the Wisconsin Livestock Identification Consortium (WLIC) by the respective Wisconsin State Fair eligibility deadlines.
To read more click here

To obtain a DNA/RFID request form available on the Wisconsin Livestock Identification Consortium website click here (Note: you are leaving the Wisconsin State Fair website)

Wisconsin State Fair DNA/RFID Market Animal identification deadlines (postmark):
Beef: Monday – February 8, 2016
Sheep: Monday – May 9, 2016
Swine: Monday – May 9, 2016

2016 Wisconsin State Fair Junior Show Commercial Heifers/Crossbred Gilts/Wether Type Ewes & Rams/Non-Registered Junior Show Beef, Sheep and Swine Breeding Stock Animal Identification:

Youth interested in showing Junior Show Commercial Heifers/Crossbred Gilts/Wether Type Ewes & Rams/Non-Registered Junior Show Beef, Sheep and Swine Breeding stock animals at the 2016 Wisconsin State Fair will need to have their animal projects DNA/RFID identified through the Wisconsin Livestock Identification Consortium (WLIC) by the respective Wisconsin State Fair eligibility deadline.
To read more click here

To obtain a DNA/RFID request form available on the Wisconsin Livestock Identification Consortium website click here (Note: you are leaving the Wisconsin State Fair website)

Wisconsin State Fair DNA/RFID Junior Show Commercial Heifer/Crossbred Gilts/Wether Type Ewes & Rams/Non-Registered Junior Show Beef, Sheep and Swine Breeding Stock identification deadline (postmark):
Beef/Sheep/Swine: Wednesday, June 1, 2016

2016 Entry Deadline:

June 1, 2016 – postmark for those wishing to enter by
submitting a paper entry and pay fees with a check/money order.
June 1 – 7 pm (Central Time) – for those wishing to enter online and pay with a credit/debit card.

Junior exhibitors will submit all entry information and fees directly to State Fair either online or via the mail. Local County Extension Office/4-H Leader will still be informed of State Fair youth programs but will not be involved in the entry process. Junior exhibitors must be a member in good standing with an approved youth organization by March 1st in order to be eligible to participate in Junior Fair programs.

After the June 1st entry deadline, Wisconsin State Fair will verify participant eligibility with the respective approved youth organization and local County Extension Agent or Fair Boards.

Questions regarding entering the 2016 Wisconsin State Fair can be emailed to: entryoffice@wistatefair.com or call 414.266.7000.

JUNIOR ELIGIBILITY

Animal Shows Age Requirements:  Participation in the Wisconsin State Fair Junior animal shows (beef, sheep, swine, dairy, goats, poultry and rabbits) is open to any boy or girl 12-19 years of age as of January 1st of the current year.
Approved Youth Organizations: The following youth organizations are approved for 2016.
~Wisconsin 4-H (according to organization’s deadlines)
~Wisconsin FFA (according to organization’s deadlines)
~Wisconsin Livestock Species Junior Associations:
Wisconsin Junior Angus Association
Wisconsin Junior Ayrshire Association
Wisconsin Junior Brown Swiss Association
Wisconsin Junior Guernsey Breeders Association
Wisconsin Junior Hereford Association
Wisconsin Junior Holstein Association
Wisconsin Junior Jersey Association
Wisconsin Junior Shorthorn Association
Wisconsin Show Pig Association
Wisconsin Junior Simmental Association
Wisconsin Junior Southdown Association

Wisconsin Youth Organizations interested in offering members an opportunity to participate in the 2016 Wisconsin State Fair Junior livestock shows must submit an application to Wisconsin State Fair for approval by January 15, 2016.

Youth Organization Membership: Youth must be an active/participating member in good standing of a bona fide, adult-supervised Wisconsin youth organization by March 1st of the current year.  Eligible organizations must abide by all Wisconsin State Fair Junior organization guidelines. Rules for acceptance and participation are the same for everyone without regard to race, color, handicap or origin. Youth may only enter and exhibit in areas related to the mission of their approved youth organization.  Example: Beef breed association youth organization members are only eligible to show in the junior beef show. The one exception to this rule is a member of a youth dairy breed association is allowed to show a market dairy steer in the junior beef show.

JUNIOR EXHIBITORS PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:

  1. Please check all arrival, show and release dates carefully!
  2. LOST TAGS! In the event any market lamb, market barrow, market gilt or market steer loses its official DNA/RFID identification tag, please email the following information: exhibitor name, county, address, breed and lost tag number to helpdesk@wiid.org no later than July 15th. A replacement tag will be sent to the address listed.
  3. Entry forms will be posted in May.

YOUTH CENTER

Exhibitors will be able to send in payment for their Youth Center fees with their entries (located directly on the Entry Forms) or with Junior online entries (the Youth Center is listed under the “Department” options. 


jr beefJunior Beef (August 8 – 11, 2016)

Entry Deadlines:
June 1: Postmark for mailed entries
June 1 – 7 pm (Central Time): Online entries close at regular fees
June 8 – 7 pm (Central Time): Late online entries with late fees close

Note! Junior Exhibitors can register for the Youth Center with their online entries (the Youth Center is listed under the “Department” options).  Please note: printed entry forms cannot be scanned and emailed in place of online entries.

 


Dairy-CowJunior Dairy (August 3 – 7, 2016)

Entry Deadlines:
June 1: Postmark for mailed entries
June 1 – 7 pm (Central Time): Online entries close at regular fees
June 8 – 7 pm (Central Time): Late online entries with late fees close

Note! Junior Exhibitors can register for the Youth Center with their online entries (the Youth Center is listed under the “Department” options).  Please note: printed entry forms cannot be scanned and emailed in place of online entries.

 


Jr-Goat

Junior Goats (August 3 – 7, 2016)

Entry Deadlines:
June 1: Postmark for mailed entries
June 1 – 7 pm (Central Time): Online entries close at regular fees
June 8 – 7 pm (Central Time): Late online entries with late fees close

Note! Junior Exhibitors can register for the Youth Center with their online entries (the Youth Center is listed under the “Department” options).  Please note: printed entry forms cannot be scanned and emailed in place of online entries.

 


Poultry

Junior Poultry (August 7 – 9, 2016)

Entry Deadlines:
June 1: Postmark for mailed entries
June 1 – 7 pm (Central Time): Online entries close at regular fees
June 8 – 7 pm (Central Time): Late online entries with late fees close

Note! Junior Exhibitors can register for the Youth Center with their online entries (the Youth Center is listed under the “Department” options).  Please note: printed entry forms cannot be scanned and emailed in place of online entries.


Junior Rabbits (August 7 – 9, 2016)jr rabbit

Entry Deadlines:
June 1: Postmark for mailed entries
June 1 – 7 pm (Central Time): Online entries close at regular fees
June 8 – 7 pm (Central Time): Late online entries with late fees close

 

Note! Junior Exhibitors can register for the Youth Center with their online entries (the Youth Center is listed under the “Department” options).  Please note: printed entry forms cannot be scanned and emailed in place of online entries.

 


Junior Sheepjr sheep (August 8 – 11, 2016)

2016 Wisconsin State Fair Market Animal Identification
Youth interested in showing market beef, sheep or swine at the 2016 Wisconsin State Fair will need to get their animal projects DNA/RFID identified through the Wisconsin Livestock Identification Consortium (WLIC) by the respective Wisconsin State Fair eligibility deadlines. To read more click here.
To obtain a DNA/RFID request form available on the Wisconsin Livestock Identification Consortium website click here (Note: you are leaving the Wisconsin State Fair website)

Wisconsin State Fair DNA/RFID identification deadlines (postmark):
Sheep: Monday – May 9, 2016

The Junior Sheep Performance Division will use ultra-sound technology and therefore is a non-terminal show. Performance Weigh In Dates for 2016 are May 14, 15 and 21, 2016.
Wisconsin State Fair Junior Sheep Performance Division Information

Entry Deadlines:
June 1: Postmark for mailed entries
June 1 – 7 pm (Central Time): Online entries close at regular fees
June 8 – 7 pm (Central Time): Late online entries with late fees close

Note! Junior Exhibitors can register for the Youth Center with their online entries (the Youth Center is listed under the “Department” options).  Please note: printed entry forms cannot be scanned and emailed in place of online entries.

 


Junior Swine (August 8 – 11, 2016)jr swine

2016 Wisconsin State Fair Market Animal Identification
Youth interested in showing market beef, sheep or swine at the 2016 Wisconsin State Fair will need to get their animal projects DNA/RFID identified through the Wisconsin Livestock Identification Consortium (WLIC) by the respective Wisconsin State Fair eligibility deadlines. To read more click here.
To obtain a DNA/RFID request form available on the Wisconsin Livestock Identification Consortium website click here (Note: you are leaving the Wisconsin State Fair website)

Wisconsin State Fair DNA/RFID identification deadlines (postmark):
Swine: Monday – May 9, 2016

Entry Deadlines:
June 1: Postmark for mailed entries
June 1 – 7 pm (Central Time): Online entries close at regular fees
June 8 – 7 pm (Central Time): Late online entries with late fees close

Note! Junior Exhibitors can register for the Youth Center with their online entries (the Youth Center is listed under the “Department” options).  Please note: printed entry forms cannot be scanned and emailed in place of online entries.

 

 


Governor’s Blue Ribbon Livestock Auction

 


Other Junior Forms/Information


Questions regarding entering Wisconsin State Fair can be emailed to: entryoffice@wistatefair.com or call 414.266.7000 (main line) or 414.266.7052 (Entry Office from May 15 – August 18).  Our mailing address is:
Wisconsin State Fair
Entry/Agriculture Department
640 S 84th St
West Allis WI 53214
Fax Number (Prior to Fair): 414.266.7007