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Fair Information


 

 2017 County Fair Information

A lot of relevant information for the 2017 Doniphan County Fair can be found in the Pre-Fair Letter (see link at right).  The fairbook will be available by June 19 2017.


Livestock Eartags and Nomination for State Fair 

All livestock being shown at the county or state fair need to be registered properly with the office.  All livestock need to be properly tagged (or tattooed, for registered animals) and the correct forms submitted to the office long before fair comes.

YOU MUST INFORM THE EXTENSION OFFICE OF ALL ANIMALS THAT WILL BE SHOWN BY MAY1. No matter which species, no matter whether market or breeding, no matter whether state or county tagged - you must provide the office with the animals' gender (or class: market/breeding) and tag number.

Showing at the county fair only?

Animals being shown only at county fair need county tags.  2017 tags are $1 each - stop by the office to pick them up.

You will then need to turn the numbers into the extension office by May 1:

  • Horses: fill out a Horse Identification Form
  • Beef cattle
    • Market animals must be weighed in (March 25 2017) and get a county eartag
    • Commercial breeding heifers must have a county tag
    • Purebred/Registered breeding heifers do not need a tag but their registration/tattoo information must be turned in
  • Swine (market and breeding): get a county swine tag, report animal's gender and tag number to the office
  • Sheep
    • Market animals must be weighed in (April 29 2017) and get a county eartag
    • Commercial breeding animals must get a county tag
  • Meat goats
    • Market animals must be weighed in (April 29 2017) and get a county eartag
    • Commercial breeding animals must get a county tag

Reminder - this must be done by MAY 1!!!

 

Showing at the state fair?

If you want to show at the state fair, you will likely need to get an EID tag for your animal, collect a DNA sample, and submit nomination and declaration forms to be eligible to register.

  • The extension office has envelopes for DNA samples, but it is the 4-Her's responsibility to pull samples and submit to the state with payment ($8)
  • Nominating an animal is not registering it to show at the state fair!
  • Nomination forms must be signed by one of the county agents

State fair nominations have slightly different dates than county fair - but remember, if you're also showing at county, the office needs the information listed above!

  • Beef cattle
    • Market animals must be weighed in (March 25 2017), get an EID eartag, have DNA pulled, and nomination forms submitted to the state (and county notified) by May 1
    • Commercial breeding heifers must have an EID eartag, have DNA pulled, and nomination forms submitted to the state (and county notified) by June 15
    • Purebred/Registered breeding heifers do not need an EID tag or DNA sampling, but must be in the exhibitor's name by June 15
  • Swine
    • Market and commercial breeding animals must get an EID eartag, have DNA pulled, and nomination forms submitted to the state (and county notified) by June 15
    • Purebred/Registered breeding gilts do not need an EID tag or DNA sampling, but must be in exhibitor's name by June 15
  • Sheep
    • Market animals must be weighed in (April 29 2017)
    • Market and commercial breeding animals must get an EID eartag, have DNA pulled, and nomination forms submitted to the state (and county notified) by June 15
    • Purebred/Registered breeding animals do not need an EID tag or DNA sampling, but must be in the exhibitor's name by June 15
  • Meat goats
    • Market animals must be weighed in (April 29 2017)
    • All meat goats must get an EID eartag, have DNA pulled, and nomination forms submitted to the state (and county notified) by June 15

Beef EID tags are $3 each.  Sheep, goat, and swine tags are $3.25 each.

More information on state fair nominations can be found at the K-State Youth Livestock webpage.