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Kansas 4-H Tip Sheet

March 11, 2021

State Livestock Nomination Season Approaching

Submitted by Lexie Hayes

The state livestock nomination season is rapidly approaching! The 2021 materials will be distributed to counties by the end of the month and will be available on the KSU Youth Livestock website, under the “Nomination Information” tab (http://bit.ly/ksunominations). Market Beef nominations will be due on May 1, 2021. All other species, which includes commercial heifers, market swine, commercial gilts, market lambs, commercial ewes, and ALL meat goats, will be due June 15, 2021. 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 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. Certified mail is highly encouraged.

Families are encouraged to use the checklist provided for each specie to make sure their nominations are complete. Only nominations submitted on the 2021 forms will be accepted. Incomplete or incorrect nominations will be returned to the family and cost $20 to correct.

Facebook Live events will be hosted in mid-April and mid-May to cover the process for each of the livestock species, as well as address questions from families. Beef will be in April, with the other species in May. Watch the Kansas State Youth Livestock Program Facebook page (@ksuylp) for details!

For more information on state livestock nominations, please contact Lexie Hayes (adhayes@ksu.edu or 785-532-1264).