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Kansas 4-H Tip Sheet

May 18, 2020

State Livestock Nominations Due June 15

Submitted by Lexie Hayes

All small livestock and commercial heifer state nominations (non-market beef) are due June 15. This is a strict postmark deadline and includes commercial heifers, market swine, commercial gilts, market lambs, commercial ewes, and ALL meat goats. Both state shows now have a breeding doe show. However, 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 2020 nomination information has been distributed to county offices and may be found on the KSU Youth Livestock Program website. The 2020 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 as the second page of each specie nomination form, on the KSU Youth Livestock Program website (www.asi.k-state.edu/research-and-extension/youth-programs), or through the local county office. As part of the family nomination process, all eligible exhibitors within a family should submit one set of paperwork and DNA envelopes, with the signatures of ALL children within the family, in addition to the parent/legal guardian and county agent or FFA advisor. There should not be a single signature on forms or DNA, unless there is only one child eligible to exhibit within the family (4-H'ers within a family should not individually nominate animals). Please double check that there are not any blank fields or questions on the Declaration and Nomination Forms before placing them in the mail. There is a $20 penalty if the nomination materials are incomplete, or any component has to be returned to the family.

Continuing in 2020, all exhibitors are required to be YQCA certified to participate in either state show. Each child's YQCA certificate needs to be attached to the Declaration Form. Youth who only have registered breeding females will submit this information at the time of entry. Ear notches are also required for swine nominations and full scrapie tag numbers are required for sheep and goats. Ear notches must be written AND drawn, and both the Flock/Premise ID and individual animal number needs to be submitted on scrapie tags (example: KSS0035 16121). 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 be updated on the KSU Youth Livestock Program website (https://bit.ly/nominationreports) on Tuesdays and Fridays until we reach the deadline, then more frequently after that. Families are encouraged to use one of these options to verify their nominations.

REMINDER -A complete nomination does NOT constitute show entry. The Kansas State Fair entries are already available on their Grand Drive website, and KJLS will release entry information through their website and social media platforms soon. State Fair Grand Drive entries will be due July 15, and KJLS entries will be due August 15. Animals that are nominated, but do not follow the appropriate entry processes set forth by each show, will not be permitted to show. For nomination questions, please contact Lexie Hayes at adhayes@ksu.edu. Questions regarding show rules or entries should be directed to each specific show (KSF Grand Drive 620-669-3623; KJLS 316-706-9750).