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Neighbors Growing Together | Apr 16, 2014

Washington County 4-H, FFA beef weigh-in held

Dec 19, 2013
4-H Volunteer Tad TeBockhorst retinal scanned the Iowa State Fair nominated calves with the assistance of beef superintendent Pat Schneider. Cody Crawford, member of the Crooked Creek 4-H Club, son of Michelle Boone and Danny Crawford, weighed in three calves as market beef projects.

At the conclusion of the Washington County Beef Weigh-in on Dec. 14, 106 Washington County 4-H’ers and FFA members enrolled and weighed in 200 market beef animals for the 2013-14 year. According to Amy Green, 4-H/Youth coordinator, others will continue to enroll through surrounding county weigh-ins held later this month and next.

4-H’ers and FFA members had the option of nominating market beef for State Fair and/or Ak-Sar-Ben. Those animals nominated were weighed, tagged, retinal scanned or DNA collected at the weigh-in. Thirty-five calves were nominated for State Fair and 14 for the Ak-Sar-Ben 4-H Livestock Show.

4-H beef superintendent and volunteers, 4-H & Youth Committee members, County Council members, Extension Staff and 4-H families assisted with the annual weigh-in. Thank you to those who helped with the planning, organization, and carrying out of the weigh-in successfully.

4-H families will need to verify those market beef weights between Dec. 23-Jan. 31 through <4honline>. Please contact the Extension Office, 319-653-4811, with any questions on this process.


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