Thank You Notes for Buyers and Award Sponsors

Exhibitors selling their animals at the Junior Fair livestock sales MUST send a thank you note to their buyers or they will not receive their livestock checks.  Thank you notes should be delivered to the Extension Office in a stamped, sealed, and completely addressed envelope beginning Monday, September 21 and no later than Thursday, September 24.  

All exhibitors who receive a trophy, plaque, or other award sponsored by a donor are expected to send a thank you note to the sponsor.  Thank you cards will be provided with your award – please turn in your unsealed card to the Junior Fair office by the end of the fair.  The name and address of the sponsor can be found on the award.  If you have trouble locating your award sponsor, please contact the Junior Fair office.

Carcass Contests

The carcass live shows will be held this week! The live beef show will be held tonight on Thursday, August 27 at 7:00 PM in the Coliseum, with check-in beginning at 6:00 PM. The live sheep show will take place in the sheep arena on Saturday, August 29th at 9:00 AM with weigh-in beginning at 8:00 AM. Unfortunately, the results portion of the carcass shows will not be open to the public, but video of the results shows will be available on the Wayne County 4-H Facebook page. Beef results will be available on the evening of Tuesday, September 1 and sheep results will be available on the evening of Thursday, September 3.

DUNF Forms

This year we will be utilizing electronic DUNF forms Please compete your electronic DUNF before Wednesday, September 9 at 5:00 PM. You will recieve a confirmation emal with the details of your DUNF after is is submitted. If any information on the DUNF changes between the time the form was submitted and fair check-in, you will be asked to complete a new DUNF on the computer provided.  Please use your entire animal ID/Scrapie ID. Market poultry and rabbit exhibitors will complete their DUNF forms at fair check-in. Please click here to access the online DUNF.

Ractopamine Affidavit

Ractopamine affidavits for all swine projects will be submitted electronically.  Please complete your ractopamine affidavit by September 9 at 5:00 PM. You will receive a confirmation email after your affidavit is submtted. You will not be permitted to unload your swine project until the form is completed.  Click here to access the ractopamine affidavit.

Livestock Auction Resources

It’s time to start thinking about marketing your livestock project for the Junior Fair Auction!  We have numerous resources on our website to help you find and invite potential buyers, including sample buyer letters, promotional flyers, and names and addresses of previous buyers. Click here for information to help you get the word out about the livestock auction!

Rabbit Tattooing

The tattoo date for ALL rabbits, including market, breeding, and pet classes, will be August 29 from 9:00 AM until 12:00 PM in the Event Center at the Fairgrounds. Please remember that all rabbits must be tattooed in order to exhibit at the fair.  Purchased market rabbits are required to attend and Born, Bred and Raised rabbits are highly encouraged to attend the August 29th tattoo date.