Quality Meats

The 2017/2018 youth quality meats program please stay tuned.

This page will continuously be updated with information as it becomes available to us.

Section #1 – Sheep and Goats weigh-in

  • April 28, 2018 – Spring Weigh-In – Sheep and Goats – 9 am – 11 am at the Polk County Fair Park
    • For 2018 and forward, spring Weigh-In will be the 4th Saturday in April

Section #2 – Paperwork

Section #3 –  2017 Dates

  • February 12, 2018 – Quality Meats Committee Meeting – 7:30 pm Polk County Government Center
  • March 22, 2018 – Quality Meats Kick-Off meeting & Educational sessions 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm at the Unity High School
  • April 24, 2018 – Quality Meats Kick-Off meeting & Educational sessions 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm at the Unity High School
  • April 28, 2018 – Spring Weigh-In – Sheep & Goats – 9 am – 11 am at the Polk County Fair Park
  • June 4, 2018 – Quality Meats Committee Meeting – 7:30 pm Polk County Government Center
  • July 25, 2018 – Jul 29, 2018 Polk County Fair
  • August 2, 2018 – Carcass Show

Section #4 – Educational Activities  

  • Quality Meats Requirements
    • Complete YQCA
    • Attend a Kick-Off Meeting
    • Attend an educational event
  • New for 2018 YQCA – Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (Formerly MAQA)
  • Education sessions will be held in conjunction with Kick-Off meetings
    • March 22, 2018 – 6:30pm – 8:30 pm – at Unity High School
    • April 24, 2018 – 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm – at Unity High School

Section #5 – Fair Updates

Section #6 – Other Resources

Animal Science Educational Opportunities

Section #7 – Swine Exhibitors

Premier Swine Proficiency Contest

There are several resources available to help you study for the contest.  Just go to the Premier Swine Proficiency page for all your study materials.

 

Helpful links

UW Extension Youth Livestock  (Bernie O’Rourke’s page)

Cooperative Extension Animal Sciences – Meat

Polk County Fair

Wisconsin State Fair

Indianhead Sheep Breeders Website

Wisconsin Sheep Shearers List (Updated March 2016)

Updated 12/18/2017

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