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Kansas 4-H Tip Sheet

March 15, 2019

2019 State Livestock Nomination Information Released

Submitted by Lexie Hayes

The state livestock nomination season has arrived! The 2019 materials have been distributed to counties and are posted on the KSU Youth Livestock website, under the “Nomination Information” tab (http://bit.ly/ksunominations).Only the 2019 nomination forms will be accepted.

The most significant change for 2019 is the addition of the YQCA requirement for all Grand Drive and KJLS exhibitors. Youth need to have completed this program and be certified at the time of nomination. Families will submit confirmation of completion by attaching each child's certificate to the Declaration Form. More specific details regarding this requirement may be found on the youth livestock website, under the nomination information tab or the YQCA tab.

Market Beef nominations will be due on May 1, 2019. All other species, which includes commercial heifers, market swine, commercial gilts, market lambs, commercial ewes, and ALL meat goats, will be due June 15, 2019. Please remember there is not a registered breeding doe show at either state show, so all meat goats must be nominated to be eligible. The Grand Drive has added a doe show for 2019, so youth who would like to participate in this new opportunity will need to nominate their does. The nomination deadlines are firm postmark deadlines. Any nomination envelope or package received must have a visible postmark prior to the deadline, or it will not be accepted. It is also important to note that June 15 is a Saturday this year, so families should be cautious in waiting until the deadline to submit their nominations. Sending nominations via certified mail is highly encouraged. Families are also encouraged to use the check list provided for each specie to make sure their nominations are complete. Incomplete or incorrect nominations will be returned to the family and cost $20 to correct. For more information, please contact Lexie Hayes (adhayes@ksu.edu or 785-532-1264).