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Kansas 4-H Tip Sheet

May 15, 2023

DNA Envelope Order Deadline Approaching for State Livestock Nominations

Submitted by Lexie Hayes

The state livestock nomination process transitioned to an online system in 2022. The payment of nomination fees is now submitted through purchasing official DNA envelopes in advance. Families will need one DNA envelope per nominated animal. The DNA envelopes must be purchased through the online system (ShoWorks). Due to the length of time it takes the envelopes to get delivered through the mail, families are encouraged to order them as early as possible. The deadline to order DNA envelopes for hogs, sheep, meat goats, and commercial heifers families are planning to nominate for the Kansas State Fair Grand Drive and/or KJLS is June 5. After that date, the only way to get an envelope is to pick it up in person, or pay the $50 expedited shipping fee. At least on exhibitor in the family must have an account created through the online system to order DNA envelopes.

Link to order DNA Envelopes and Submit Livestock Nominations:


Instructions to skip ahead to "3-Items" and order DNA envelopes before submitting animal tag numbers and uploading exhibitor documents:


For more information on the state livestock nomination process, visit the website, read the Rookie Guide, or watch the zoom session recordings posted online.

Nomination Information: