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Hardin County set sheep, goat weigh-in

By Staff | Apr 17, 2014

ELDORA – The sheep and meat goat weigh-in will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on May 3 at the Hardin County Fairgrounds in Eldora.

A). Sheep: A maximum of 15 market sheep and 10 breeding sheep may be weighed and identified. There is a $1 fee per animal to cover ear tag costs.

B). Meat Goats: A maximum of 10 meat goats (market and breeding combined) may be weighed and identified.

There is a $1 fee per animal for ear tag costs.

Goats must weigh between 50 to 110 pounds to show at the fair. For verification for Iowa State Fair entries, exhibitors will need:

C). All commercial ewes and breeding does will be required to have a 4-H ear tag.

D). Retinal images are required for commercial ewes.

E). Verification for sheep and meat goats will be held at the fairgrounds during the weigh-in. A cost is $6 per head will be assessed for verification fees .

All commercial ewe lambs nominating for the Iowa State Fair must have been retinal-imaged and have a 4-H ear tag.

That tag must be written down on the 4-H 106 ID form or entered into 4hOnline by May 15.

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