Sheep Project

sheep-1363171681CLzSheep Meetings & Events

May 12th – Sheep Tagging Day, Walworth County Fairgrounds Sheep Barn 7-9AM

Sheep Tagging Day Info and Guidelines

Show Prep Reminders

Remember that breeding sheep and other sexually intact sheep must have a scrapies tag in order to exhibit at the Walworth County Fair. This includes market ewes and rams, regardless of age. Wethers intended for slaughter, which are less than 18 months old, do NOT need scrapies tags, even if the animals were acquired across state lines. Scrapies tagging is a family farm responsibility.

YQCA

2018 Walworth County YQCA Guidelines

Lose an RFID Tag?

If any of your market lambs lose their RFID tag between now and the start of fair, it is your responsibility to contact Tim Ehlen at 608-676-2569 to have the animal retagged. Please look for and be ready to turn in the old tag that is being replaced. Any animals that show up at the fair without a tag will be subject to mandatory DNA testing at the exhibitor’s expense (approximately $100).

Project Forms and Information

Meeting Requirements

  • YQCA Certification
  • One mandatory meeting

What counts as a Mandatory Meeting?

  • YQCA training
  • Any scheduled county sheep project meeting
  • Attendance at the 2017 Sheep Carcass Evaluation counts for 2018
  • Attendance at the 2018 Sheep Carcass Evaluation counts for 2019
  • Nasco sheep demonstration in May

Resources

Questions?

Contact project leader Tim Ehlen at 608-676-2569.

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