Attention Potential Junior Market Steer Exhibitors!

The 2014 Wisconsin State Fair Junior Market Steer Self-Identification Deadline is rapidly approaching!

Exhibitors wishing to exhibit Junior Market Steers at the 2014 Wisconsin State Fair presented by U.S. Cellular July 31 through August 10 will need to self-identify their animals with an official Wisconsin State Fair RFID identification tag and submit a DNA hair sample. Materials must be submitted between January 1 and February 10, 2014.Request forms for animal identification will be available at fromJanuary 1 through January 31, 2014. Forms must be submitted with proper fees ($15 per identified animal) by mail or delivered to the Wisconsin State Fair offices located at 640 South 84th Street, West Allis, WI 53214 by the deadline. Identification supplies willonly be available for pick-up at the Wisconsin State Fair offices February 1 – 10, 2014
Upon processing of identification requests, Wisconsin State Fair will send RFID (Allflex) identification tag(s), identification documentation and DNA sample submission envelopes to each exhibitor. The exhibitor must self-identify his or her animals by placing the official Wisconsin State Fair RFID tag in the animal’s ear, collecting a DNA hair sample and completing the animal identification documentation form. Allflex ear taggers and needle nose pliers to extract hair DNA may also be purchased from the Fair if needed. DNA samples with the identification documentation must be postmarked or delivered to Wisconsin State Fair no later than 4:30pm on February 10, 2014.
Performance steers must be identified with a Wisconsin State Fair RFID ear tag and submit a DNA sample between January 1 and February 10, 2014. 

Any questions?  Please email or call 414.266.7000.Image


Dairy Carrie – Get a Head Start on Educational Points

Animal Exhibitors:  Get a head start on your educational points!  This event will count as an educational point:

The Shawano County 4-H Livestock Key Committee is sponsoring an evening with “Dairy Carrie” at the Shawano High School Auditorium on Tuesday evening, March 4th, starting promptly at 7:00 pm.  Her presentation will center on “How to be a Face and Voice for Agriculture.”   We anticipate her speaking for about 45 minutes to one hour and then allowing 30 to 45 minutes after that for questions.  We expect to be done around 8:30 pm since we must have everyone out of the auditorium by 9 pm.  Carrie will begin speaking right at 7 pm, so participants should arrive before 7:00 pm.  Participants will be admitted to the auditorium between 6:00 pm and 7:00 pm.  There is no charge, and no advance registration needed for this program.

Carrie Mess (aka “Dairy Carrie) is a nationally known farm woman from Lake Mills, Wisconsin.  Her name is recognized by many in the Agriculture Industry because of her highly visited Internet blog at,  entitled “The Adventures of Dairy Carrie.” 

Please let Ms. Claflin know if you are interested in attending and we can go together as a group.