2019 Livestock Show Information
You’ve signed up…You’ve got your animal..
Below you will find all the information for upcoming meetings and clinics as well as other helpful information for a successful Livestock Project!
Pen Checks are our way of ensuring the project is being completed properly as well as the health and safety of your animals. We will begin those in the next few weeks, be on the lookout for your completed report around your pen. If your animal is located somewhere other than the home address listed on your enrollment forms, please contact the Extension Office with its location.
The Parent Meeting will be held Tuesday, February 19th, at the Extension Office starting at 5:30. This is for our new and newish families. If this is your first or second year participating in the project, we ask that at least one parent attend this meeting. We will be going over all that is expected of you and your participant between now and the show. There will also be a few of our “seasoned” parents there to help answer any questions you may have.
Showmanship clinics will be the same as last year. Senior showman (13+) of hogs, lambs, and goats will have the option to teach a Cloverbud clinic for their animal OR take a virtual clinic. Clinic dates listed below are mandatory for Cloverbuds and Junior Showman.
Hog Clinic: Monday, March 4th, 3:45 p.m.
Lamb Clinic: Monday, March 4th, 4:15 p.m.
Goat Clinic: Tuesday, March 5th, 4:00 p.m.
The hog clinic will be at Bree Atkinson’s house, 1150 Bay Post Office Rd. Your child can ride the bus (102) there but must be picked up by 4:30 p.m. The lamb clinic will be held at Bree’s house as well. The goat clinic will be at Selma Boucher’s house, 5547 Sound Side Rd. Senior showman will teach the Cloverbuds (4:00-4:30 p.m.) while Mrs. Bonita Cuthrell teaches the junior showman (4:30-5:00 p.m.).
Virtual clinics are available below and tests must be turned into the Extension Office by March 29th. It is still mandatory that Cloverbuds (5-7) and junior showman (8-12) attend their clinics.
Monday, March 18th, will be our weigh day (as long as weather cooperates). If you would like your animal weighed please contact the office by Friday, March 8th.
Contacting buyers is one of the most important steps in this program. Without the support from buyers our show would not be possible. Please take the time to visit with your buyer and invite them to our show. We ask that each participant deliver a flyer and a handwritten note with a picture of your animal to potential buyers. Each participant must contact at least 3 potential buyers. A list of buyers will be available at the office for those that need it. You must turn in your list of who you contacted to the office by Friday, April 5th. Flyers are available in the office or print your own!
Project Record Books can now be picked up in the office. It is highly recommended for our competitors (8-18) type up their record books. Pages can be found below. The completed record book is due to the office May 16th.
**Ages listed on documents have not all been updated to match the new change. Go by title of the download.**
If you should have any questions, please feel free to contact me at 796-1581 prior to the show.