Due to the current health crisis and ever-changing guidelines, additional meetings may be cancelled or postponed. Check back immediately preceding any event you plan to attend to confirm whether or not it is still happening. Reach out to your project leadership via email or phone as needed.
ATTENTION ALL SWINE PROJECT FAMILIES
Swine Project Members,
This is a quick update to confirm that Swine Project DNA and tagging paperwork will happen as scheduled on May 15 from 3-6 p.m. and May 16 from 9 a.m. -noon. Drop-off will be located at the Walworth County Fairgrounds 4-H Picnic Shelter (SE corner of the fairgrounds). To comply with social distancing requirements, please use the procedure outlined below during drop-off.
When you arrive at the 4-H Picnic Shelter…
1) Wait your turn to get out of your vehicle; one person out at a time.
2) Put your zip-style bag containing all of your DNA and paperwork in the bin provided in front of the shelter.
3) Return to your vehicle.
4) Wait for Junior Swine Superintendent or designated Swine Committee representative present to retrieve the bag and look over its contents.
5) Wait for a thumbs-up before you leave.
Thank you very much for your cooperation! If you have questions, please contact Jim at 262-903-9273.
Alternative Swine Project Meeting Options
Upcoming Meetings 2020
- April 2—YQCA Face to Face Training – POSTPONED, FUTURE DATE TBA
- May 15—Paperwork & DNA Sample Submission, 3-6 p.m. LOCATION Walworth County Fairgrounds 4-H Picnic Shelter
- May 16—Paperwork & DNA Sample Submission, 9 a.m. to Noon LOCATION Walworth County Fairgrounds 4-H Picnic Shelter
- June 2020—Swine Barn, Fair Entries & Showmanship
- Enrichment Meetings TBA
Swine Project Information
- Learn About This Handout
- Swine Hair Sample Collection Instructions
- Walworth County Swine Tagging & DNA Guidelines 2020
- YQCA Certification
- One mandatory meeting
What counts as a Mandatory Meeting?
- Vet/Feed Clinic
- Lake Geneva Country Meats Clinic/Tour
- Attendance at the 2019 Swine Carcass Evaluation counts for 2020
- Attendance at the 2020 Swine Carcass Evaluation counts for 2021
- Showmanship/Fair Entry Clinic
- A Champion’s Guide for Youth Swine Exhibition – Intended for youth producers and exhibitors, this brochure helps youth understand the importance of biosecurity before, during and after exhibitions. It also talks about common swine diseases and reinforces the importance of consulting with a veterinarian to develop a biosecurity and health plan.
- UW-Madison Animal Science Page
- National Pork Producers’ Council
- Wisconsin Pork Producers’ Association
- National Pork Board
Contact project leader Jim Henriott at 262-903-9273.