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Kansas 4-H Tip Sheet

May 15, 2017

State Livestock Nomination Deadline Approaching

Submitted by Lexie Hayes

All small animal state livestock nominations (non-market beef) are due June 15th. This is a postmark deadline, but families are encouraged to submit their nominations early to avoid missing the deadline! Market and commercial female livestock projects that will be shown at the Kansas State Fair or Kansas Junior Livestock Show must be nominated in order to enter and exhibit in the state shows this fall. This includes commercial heifers, market swine, commercial gilts, market lambs, commercial ewes, and ALL meat goats. There is not a separate division for registered breeding does at either state show, so all meat goats must be nominated in order to be eligible to show.

The 2017 nomination information has been distributed to county offices and may be found on the Youth Livestock Program website. The 2017 Declaration and Specie Nomination Forms MUST be used for nominations to be accepted. All families are encouraged to use the specie checklist as a guide to ensure their nominations are complete upon submission. This resource may be found on the Youth Livestock Program website, or through the local county office.  The Rookie Guide is also a great resource for families who are nominating animals for the first time. Please double check that there are not any blank fields or questions on the Declaration and Nomination Forms before placing them in the mail. As a reminder, ear notches are required for swine nominations and scrapie tag numbers are required for sheep and goats. This year, the full scrapie tag number is required, which includes the flock/premise ID and individual animal number. Nominations received without this information will be considered incomplete and returned to the family for completion.

Confirmation letters will be sent to families once their nominations have been processed, and reports will regularly be posted on the Youth Livestock Program website. Families are encouraged to use one of these options to verify their nominations. A complete nomination does NOT constitute show entry. The Kansas State Fair and KJLS will release entry information to agents and through their respective websites as entry season draws near. State Fair Grand Drive entries will be due July 15th, and KJLS entries will be due August 15th. Animals that are nominated, but do not follow the appropriate entry processes set forth by each show, will not be permitted to show.