Livestock Field Day will be on Saturday, February 23. This is the best opportunity for Livestock members to complete their MQA training.
MQA training is required by the State Office for all Livestock members. This includes all Rabbits including Companion, Breeding/Show and Market and All Poultry, including Breeding Chickens, Market Chickens, Breeding Ducks, Market Ducks, Breeding Geese, Market Geese, Breeding Turkeys, Market Turkeys and Pigeons, Breeding & Market Beef, Breeding & Market Goat, Dairy Goat, Pygmy Goat, Breeding & Market Sheep, Breeding & Market Swine, and Dairy Cattle.
You need to attend once as a Junior Member (ages 8–13) and once as a Senior Member (ages 14–18). If you are new to livestock or if you turned 14 in 2018, then you will be required to attend the MQA training. If you do not attend MQA you will not be allowed to show at the 2019 Larimer County Fair.
There will also be project workshops during the day:
MQA Training will begin at 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. Please arrive by 2:30 p.m. at the latest to complete the MQA Training by 3:00 p.m.
Larimer County is currently accepting applications for an Extension Agent. Please share the job posting if you know someone who you think would be qualified and interested. The deadline for applying is October 30, 2018. Click here to find all of the details.
Well, the 4-H year is coming to a close. We will have our annual club picnic at Fairgrounds Park on September 10 at 6:00 p.m. The club will furnish the main dish, drinks, and paper products. Please bring a side and/or a dessert for at least 10 people to share. Remember, there is road construction on Railroad Avenue so come into the park from First Street.
Archery Fun Shoot
Tomorrow, September 1, is the Archery Fun Shoot. We will be having fun! Anita and Cindy are handling the details. We hope you can join us at McKee Building. You DO NOT have to be enrolled in the Archery discipline to join us. Any 4-H member can come and try to shoot, but you must be accompanied by an adult and waivers must be signed. It is from 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. with lunch somewhere around 12:00 in the McKee Building. Please RSVP via this SignUpGenius.
Pick Up State Fair Projects
Next Wednesday, September 5, all projects that went to state fair MUST be picked up between 7:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. from the Exhibit Hall of the McKee Building.
Livestock Record Books
Livestock record books are due on September 14. This includes dog and cat. Be sure to complete separate record books for each species (not required but a best practice). Market and Breeding can be in the same book. Also be sure to label the species on the outside of the book for easy sorting to go to the appropriate judge. Cindy will review books and sign off on them at the picnic, or you can bring them to her office before September 14 and she will take them to Fort Collins.
Ag Day Truck Raffle
Save the date of September 22 from 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. to sell truck raffle tickets at the CSU Ag Day game. This is also the date the winner will be selected. Cindy is still waiting to hear from CSU that we will be allowed to sell. She’ll let everyone know as soon as she hears. Our club appears to be down about 200 tickets compared to last year, so maybe try to sell some to friends.
Good luck to all of the livestock exhibitors at the Colorado State Fair.
You can watch online courtesy of Brian Allmer - BARN media: https://livestream.com/BarnMedia/2018CSF
Junior Livestock Show & Webcast Schedule
THURSDAY, August 23
Market HOG Showmanship (LP) @ 5:00 p.m.
FRIDAY, August 24
Market HOG SHOW (Grand Drive ½ hour after show) @ 8:00 a.m.
Market LAMB Showmanship (LP) ½ hour after Hog Grand Drive
CFB's Governor’s Beef Show follows Lamb Showmanship
SATURDAY, August 25
Market LAMB Show (LP) (Grand Drive ½ hour after show) @ 8:00 a.m.
Market GOAT Showmanship (LP) ½ hour after Lamb Grand Drive Market BEEF Showmanship (LP) ½ hour after Goat Showmanship.
SUNDAY, August 26
Market BEEF Show (LP) (Grand Drive follows Goat Drive) @ 9:00 a.m.
Market GOAT Show (LP) (Grand Drive ½ hour show) @ 1:00 p.m. Livestock Judging Awards @ 5:00 p.m.
MONDAY, August 27
FFA Heifer Wrangle Show (LP) @ 9:00 a.m.
Jr. Breeding Heifer Show (LP) @ 10:00 a.m.
Supreme Jr. Breeding Heifer Selection @ 6:00 p.m.
TUESDAY, August 28
Open Breeding Cattle Bull Shows @ 9:00 a.m.
Supreme Champion Bull following show @ 11:00 a.m.
CO Touchstone Energy Cooperative Jr. Livestock Sale (EC) @ 3:30 p.m.
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