Market Animal Sale Project
If you’re still looking for some points and a chance to learn a few new things this year here’s some upcoming meetings to attend ;
1. June 15th will be a beef fitting & showmanship clinic at the Rob Ash Farm in Newton from 10 a.m-12 noon. This clinic will emphasize showmanship & showring etiquette. Again dress properly to work with cattle outside. Steel toed shoes are recommended.
2. June 17th will be a swine fitting & showmanship clinic at 6 p.m at the Mtwc. Expo grounds. This will also be a hands-on clinic with animals provided. No flip-flops or crocs are to be worn.
3. June 22nd is scheduled to be a sheep shearing clinic starting at 8 a.m sharp at the Mtwc.Expo grounds. The MAC has also added a hands-on showmanship clinic to the agenda. Exhibitors especially in their first through third year of showing are asked to bring their lambs to this clinic for some hands on shearing practice and showmanship work. All exhibitors are welcome to bring their lambs in on a halter to this clinic but emphasis will be with the younger exhibitors. No flip flops or crocs will be allowed to be worn during the clinic.
Please remember that all of these clinics are put on by volunteers in an effort to make our market animal shows successful every year. Take a minute at the end of each clinic and thank the presenters for their time !!
Also if you know of someone showing who doesn’t have e-mail please let them know about these events.
The 2013 Market Animal Sale Participation program begins August 1, 2012 and ends July 31, 2013. First year exhibitors must acquire a minimum of 6 points to be eligible to sell an animal in the 2013 Market Animal Sale. All other youth exhibitors must acquire a minimum of 9 points to be eligible to sell an animal in the 2013 Market Animal Sale. Each person is responsible for keeping track of his/her eligible activities for the year. The booklet must be completed and turned it or postmarked by August 2, 2013 to be considered for Market Animal Sale eligibility and other awards and/or prizes.
2013 Manitowoc County Meat Animal Sale Rules
Why do we offer the sale?
- To provide junior livestock producers a market for projects graded and sold at the Manitowoc County Fair.
- To provide an incentive and encouragement to livestock projects and appropriate record keeping.
- To recognize members who do quality work in selecting, feeding and showing their project animals.
- To teach greater understanding of meat animal evaluation at the packing plant level.
What will be offered at the sale?
Beef: Weight over 1100 pounds
Dairy Steer: Weight over 1250 pounds
Hogs: Weight 230 to 290 pounds
Lambs: Weight over 115 pounds
- Goats See Informational Sheet
Who can purchase the market animals?
Anyone interested in supporting youth.
Anyone who enjoys and appreciates a supply of quality meat.
Anyone who would gain beneficial advertising value.
How does the sale work?
Potential bidders register at the sale ring, but there is no obligation to buy.
Animal weights will be stated and bidding will be based on price per pound.
All accounts are to be settled with the clerk immediately after the sale.
The buyer will assume ownership of the animal immediately after the account is settled.
Who can participate?
Entries are open to all 4-H, FFA members, or any other youth organizations recognized in Manitowoc County.
Any Junior Fair exhibitor registered in: Dept.2, Class B; Dept. 3, Class A; or Dept. 4, Class N, provided all junior fair rules are followed.
All rules governing eligibility to sell in the Market Animal Sale (not the showing of livestock at the Manitowoc County Fair) are put in place and governed by the Manitowoc County Market Animal Committee. All questions and concerns should be addressed to a member of the Market Animal Committee, and NOT to the UW-Extension Manitowoc County office or Manitowoc Expo office.
2013 Manitowoc County Market Animal Committee Board of Directors
President: Keith Roberts 920-901-1218 or email@example.com
Vice-President: April Vogel
Secretary: Nic Schoenberger
Treasurer: Travis Schroeder
Director: Bill Meulemans
Director: Paul Siemers
Director: Jeremy Bitter
Director: Jean Grotegut
Director: Ted Greif
These directors are a group of volunteers voted onto the board for 3 year terms by the exhibitors and their families at the annual meeting. Your suggestions and questions are welcome to any one of the board members. The purpose of the board of directors is to make the Manitowoc County Market Animal Sale the best quality sale for our buyers to support, as well as striving to educate the youth exhibitors about animal care and responsibility throughout the year.
Monthly meetings of the Manitowoc Market Animal Committee are currently being held the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m., in the side room at Luigi’s Restaurant, Manitowoc.