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8-28-17 4-H memo

Happy Monday Everyone!! Enjoy this last week of Summer Break.

PLEASE READ THE ATTACHED SHEET REGARDING IMPORTANT FAIR REMINDERS!! Please keep reading the 4-H memo’s weekly!! We will post important info in them as well.


Lamb Kids: Prior to Fair weigh-in Sheep must be sheared to no more than ½ inch.


Plan for Fair Set-up day on Monday, September 4th at 9:00 am. Bring rakes, shovels, wheel barrows and gloves!!! We expect ALL FAMILIES TO HELP SET-UP!!!! Parents included!


Fair Weigh-In will be September 7th, with Horse kids weighing from 7:00-7:30 am and everyone else weighing in from 7:30-9:30 am.


Fair Info:
* For all species you must have your stalls completely cleaned up at the close of fair, NO LATER THAN NOON ON SUNDAY OR YOU WILL FORFEIT YOUR STALL DEPOSIT!

*All 4-H & FFA members and parents are required to help with the breakdown of the Home Arts room as well as help clean-up and put away the fairgrounds. Remember this is YOUR FAIR. You are expected to help from beginning to end.

*EVERYONE Is expected to stay till the end of the Junior Livestock Sale to clean-up all the decorations, load up all the tables and chairs, help move aluminum bleachers, haul trash, and help with other jobs as directed! YOU benefit greatly from the Junior Livestock Sale and it is YOUR job to help from start to finish!

Minimum and Maximum Market Livestock Fair Weights:

Swine:  225-290 lbs
Lambs:  100-160 lbs

Goats:  50-130 lbs

Steers: 1000 lb Minimum – no Maximum


We are looking forward to a great fair with all our 4-H families. If you have any questions or concerns please call the Extension Office at 723-4298.


Have a great week!



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