Junior Livestock

2015 Wisconsin State Fair Market Animal Identification:

New for 2015! Youth interested in showing market beef, sheep or swine at the 2015 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)

 

2015 Entry Deadline:

June 3rd (1st Wednesday of June) – postmark for those wishing to enter by
submitting a paper entry and pay fees with a check/money order.
June 17th (3rd Wednesday of June) 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 17th 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 2015 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 2014.
~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 Jersey Association
Wisconsin Junior Ayrshire Association           Wisconsin Junior Shorthorn Association
Wisconsin Junior Brown Swiss Association    Wisconsin Junior Simmental Association
Wisconsin Junior Guernsey Association         Wisconsin Junior Southdown Association
Wisconsin Junior Hereford Association           Wisconsin Show Pig Association
Wisconsin Junior Holstein Association

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 15. A replacement tag will be sent to the address listed.
  3. Entry forms will be posted in May.

YOUTH CENTER

The preliminary bed request step for Junior Exhibitors has been eliminated for 2014.  Exhibitors will be able to send in payment for their bed with their entries in 2014 (located directly on the Entry Forms). 


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2015 Wisconsin State Fair Market Animal Identification
New for 2015!
Youth interested in showing market beef, sheep or swine at the 2015 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)

  • Online entries at regular fees close at 7 pm Central Time June 17, 2015 (3rd Wednesday of June).
  • Late entries online entries will be available until 5 pm Central Time July 1, 2015.

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.

 


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UPDATE: June, 2014 – Showmanship judging criteria will be based on the 2011 PDCA Dairy Showmanship guidelines which can be found on: http://www.hoards.com/12mar10-2011-new-PDCA-showmanship-scorecard

Online entries at regular fees close at 7 pm Central Time June 17, 2015 (3rd Wednesday of June).

Late entries online entries will be available until 5 pm Central Time July 1, 2015.

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.


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Junior Goats

Online entries at regular fees close at 7 pm Central Time June 17, 2015 (3rd Wednesday of June).

Late entries online entries will be available until 5 pm Central Time July 1, 2015.

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

Online entries at regular fees close at 7 pm Central Time June 17, 2015 (3rd Wednesday of June).

Late entries online entries will be available until 5 pm Central Time July 1, 2015.

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.


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Junior Show Late Entries Now Closed.

Online entries at regular fees close at 7 pm Central Time June 17, 2015 (3rd Wednesday of June).

Late entries online entries will be available until 5 pm Central Time July 1, 2015.

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 Sheep

UPDATE MAY 23, 2014 – The Junior Sheep Performance Division will use ultra-sound technology and therefore is a non-terminal show.

Online entries at regular fees close at 7 pm Central Time June 17, 2015 (3rd Wednesday of June).

Late entries online entries will be available until 5 pm Central Time July 1, 2015.

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.

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MARCH 2014 SWINE UPDATE Wisconsin State Fair is excited to announce its 2014 Junior swine show programs.

  • Market Gilt show:  terminal show format.  Exhibitors may exhibit up to 2 market gilts.  Gilts will show by breed and weight.  Gilts must be DNA identified by May 12th.  Show: Tuesday, August 5.  Market Gilts are not eligible for the Governor’s Blue Ribbon Livestock Auction.
  • Market Barrow show: terminal show format. Exhibitors may exhibit up to 2 market barrows.  Barrows will show by breed and weight. Barrows must be DNA identified by May 12th.  Show: Tuesday, August 5 and Wednesday, August 6.
  • Performance Barrow show:  Performance weigh-in sites will NOT be offered in spring.  Calculations will be revised to include ultrasound and live evaluation.
  • A Breeding gilt show is not being offered in 2014.

Additional program rules and regulations can be found reading the entry information or by contacting Brian Bolan, Agriculture Director, at brian.bolan@wistatefair.com or 414.266.7050.

Online entries at regular fees close at 7 pm Central Time June 17, 2015 (3rd Wednesday of June).

Late entries online entries will be available until 5 pm Central Time July 1, 2015.

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.

 


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Governor’s Blue Ribbon Livestock Auction


Other Junior Forms/Information

Questions regarding entering the 2014 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 15).  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