Swine Project

ATTENTION ALL SWINE PROJECT FAMILIES

As you are likely aware, the evening of April 2 was originally set as an opportunity for you to purchase swine tags and DNA envelopes for your project barrows.  Due to the restrictions imposed by the current health crisis, that opportunity was subsequently cancelled.
If you still need to purchase tags, or you purchased and need additional tags, please print and complete the attached form. Link to Registration Form 2020  Mail it with payment to this address:  Debbie Harris, 2184 Lee Lane North, Beloit, WI  53511.  Make your check payable to Walworth County Meat Animal Sale.   Postmark deadline is April 3.  Please be sure to include the premise ID for where your animals are housed.  Cost is $5 per animal.  Your tags will be mailed to you during or as close to the week of April 12 as possible given the work and travel restrictions being imposed at that time.
At present, the turn-in dates for your DNA pulls remain May 15-16 as originally scheduled.  How the turn-in will be handled is still being determined.  More info will be forthcoming as we get close to those dates.  In the meantime, once you’ve tagged your animal(s), please keep the DNA envelopes and paperwork together in your zip-style bag and keep an eye on your email or the Walworth County Jr. Swine Project Facebook page for details to emerge.
Thank you so much for your patience and flexibility during this challenging time.
Debbie Harris  
Phone:  (262) 741-4959 (voicemail) deborah.harris@wisc.edu

Upcoming Meetings 2020

  • April 2—YQCA Face to Face Training – POSTPONED, FUTURE DATE TBA
  • May 15—Paperwork & DNA Sample Submission, 3-6 p.m., Elkhorn High School Greenhouse
  • May 16—DNA Sample Submission, 8 a.m. to Noon, Elkhorn High School Greenhouse
  • June 2020—Swine Barn, Fair Entries & Showmanship
  • Enrichment Meetings TBA

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Swine Project Information

YQCA

Walworth County YQCA Guidelines for 2020

Meeting Requirements

  • 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

Resources

Questions?

Contact project leader Jim Henriott at 262-903-9273.

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