2015 Market Beef Tagging & Weigh-In Procedure

All Dairy Steers, Beef Steers/Heifers and Carcass Steers/Heifers must be TAGGED and WEIGHED at county check-in on SATURDAY, JANUARY 17, 2015 at Wayne County Fairgrounds, Wooster 10:00 A.M. TO 2:00 P.M.

In case of inclement weather, listen to WQKT 104.5 FM for cancellation. The back-up check-in date will be January 24th.

Calves must be tagged and weighed on January 17th.  Members need not be present, however calves not tagged and weighed at the county check-in will not be eligible for Wayne County Junior Fair participation.

Rate of gain will be figured accordingly. NO BULL calves will be tagged. ALL calves must be castrated prior to weigh-in or will be ineligible for participation. If steers are clamped, this should be done prior to early November. Calves should be dehorned and haltered for check-in.

Each member may tag and weigh-in (2) beef steers, (2) market beef heifers, (2) dairy steers, and (2) carcass evaluation steers or heifers for a total of eight (8) animals. DAIRY STEERS MUST BE PURE DAIRY BREEDS. Beef steers may be purebred or crossbred beef breeds. Beef steers/heifers that were born at a Wayne County residence and raised by a 4-H/FFA member in Wayne County are also eligible to be entered in the “Wayne County Born & Raised” class at the fair (must complete form at January weigh – in).

Recommended weight is 400-600 pounds in the fall.

Please get new member addresses to the extension office and we will mail them a weigh-in information letter directly.

Each member must identify one market animal in his/her name.  Extra (backup) animals may be signed up / weighed in under one family for all siblings in that family.  All backup animals must be added onto each child’s weigh-in form.

****A beef or dairy steer may be tagged and weighed as both a fair show steer and as a carcass steer. If during the year the animal loses it’s ear tag, the member must contact the Extension Office immediately.****

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