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Sheep and Goat Tag Dates By County

Market and breeding sheep and goat tag‐in dates have been set for the times and locations listed below. 4‐H members may attend the most convenient date and location. Clover kids are not required to bring their project animal
to tag‐in but should pick up an official 4‐H eartag at the local extension office and be sure to turn in a livestock ID sheet by the June 1 deadline.

* May 18 @ the Fairgrounds in Spalding from 6 ‐ 7 p.m.
* May 19 @ Howard County Fairgrounds from 6 ‐ 7 p.m.
* May 20 @ Valley County Fairgrounds from 6 ‐ 7 p.m.
* May 27 @ Sherman County Fairgrounds from 6 ‐7 p.m.

Quality Assurance Training

Online or in person training is available to 4‐H members who plan to exhibit beef, dairy, goats, poultry, rabbits, sheep or swine at county fairs this summer. This training is required in order to exhibit at county fair.

St. Paul - May 19 from 7‐8 pm and June 9 from 2-3pm at the Howard County Fairgrounds 

Loup CityMay 27 from 5‐6 pm  at the VFW Hall on the Sherman County Fairgrounds 

OrdJune 3 from 2-3 pm at the Valley County Fairgrounds 

**If clubs or groups would like Doug to do a QA training, please call him at the Loup City office 308‐745‐1518 to arrange a time.

Information about online QA can be found at these links:
Website: http://4h.unl.edu/qualityassurance
FAQs and troubleshooting: http://4h.unl.edu/documents/466759/4439836/2015+

Step‐by‐step video on how to pay for the course and get registered:

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