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4-H Friday Newsletter - Friday, July 8, 2022

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2022 Foods Revue: Bacon is Better!

This year the 2022 Foods Revue was held on June 21 and the special ingredient was bacon! There were seven youth who showed off their yummy bacon recipes with ages ranging from cloverbud to 8th grade. Youth who participate in the Food Revue learn many life skills. Skills include preparing their food and how to set the table to display their food items as well as many culinary skills. There were a variety of entries from desserts to entrèes. Youth are judged on their menu plan and the theme of bacon. They are also judged on their table display such as one place setting, including the printed recipe card for food item, with a placemat or tablecloth, and a centerpiece.
Each category is awarded a best of class and then there is an overall best of show winner selected. Maggie P. won best of class for Cloverbuds with her bacon cookies. The best of class for grades 3-5 was Peter J. with an appetizer. Leah M. won best of class for her entrèe in grades 6-8. The foods revue also has food photography and centerpiece categories. For food photography Julia T. won best of class. Leah M. won the centerpiece category as well as the overall best of show award. Congrats to all the participants!
Pictured is the Best of Show being presented to Leah M by 2022 Fairest of the Fair Kaylee Mess. 
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Fond du Lac County Market

Livestock Project Updates 

Final Weigh-in Schedule for Tuesday of the Fair:
 9 am to 11 am: Market Beef Weigh-in 
  • Minimum weight to qualify for the sale:
    • Beef=1,100 pounds
    • Dairy=1,200 pounds
    • Dairy x Dairy Cross= 1,150 pounds
12 noon to 1 pm: Meat Goat & Market Lamb Weigh-in 
  • Minimum weight to qualify for the sale:
    • Meat Goat=55 pounds
    • Lamb=100 pounds
  • Meat goat and sheep exhibitors must complete Scrapie ID form at https://bit.ly/fdlscrapieform and return to the fair office as soon as possible.
1 pm to 4 pm: Swine Weigh-in 
  • Minimum weight to qualify for the sale is 230 pounds. 
  • Any hog weighing over 300 pounds will be allowed to sell, but on sold on a 300-pound basis.
  • Please note, hogs will be weighed as unloaded off the trailer. 
  • No hogs will be allowed off trailer without a Veterinary Health Certificate and a negative PRRS/PEDV test result.
PRRS/PRV Negative Test is required to show. 
Because the Fond du Lac County Fair is a non-terminal show, it is now required to have a negative PRRS and SECD test within 90 days prior to the fair. This testing requirement is in addition to the required swine health certificate needed to exhibit at the Fond du Lac County Fair.  Health certificates are required within 30 days of the fair. Hogs will not be able to unload at the fair without a certificate indicating a negative test and a health certificate. Please contact your veterinarian regarding PRRS rope test and health certificates.
Fond du Lac County Fair has prohibited the feeding of ractopamine to show animals. 
The fair board has prohibited exhibitors from feeding their hogs feed containing ractopamine, commonly known as Paylean or Engain. Animals exhibited at the fair are subject to random testing for presence of this additive. Should it be discovered after the sale when the animal is processed the animal has been fed feed containing ractopamine, the exhibitor will be required to make the buyer whole for any loss incurred due to the animal being rejected for processing at the processing plant/slaughterhouse. Should an animal test positive for ractopamine, the exhibitor will be prohibited from selling at the fair for a year. 
Junior Livestock Show Schedule:
8 am: Jr Swine (Jr Market Swine, Best Home Raised Market Hog, Breeding Stock, Feeder Pigs, Showmanship, Open Swine)
1 pm: Jr Beef (Jr Market Beef, Best Home-Raised Market Steer, Breeding Stock, Feeder Steers, Showmanship, Open Beef)
4:30 pm: Jr Meat Goat (Jr Meat Goat, Best Home-Raised Market Goat, Showmanship, Open Class)
6 pm: Jr Sheep (Jr Market Lamb, Best Home-Raised Market Lamb, Breeding Stock, Showmanship, Open Class)
Carcass Contest
  • Beef Carcass Contest is Tuesday, July 26th at Beck's Meats, Ring location (NOTE NEW DATE & LOCATION). 
    • Volunteers (adult and youth) are needed to weigh and split carcasses for judge. 
    • Two (2) qualifying meeting points will be provided for youth volunteers who help. 
    • Please contact Tina Kohlman at tina.kohlman@wisc.edu if interested in volunteering.
  • Swine Carcass Contest is Wednesday, July 27th at Loehr's Meat Market, Campbellsport.
    • Volunteers (adult and youth) are needed to weigh and split carcasses for judge. 
    • Two (2) qualifying meeting points will be provided for youth volunteers who help. 
    • Please contact Tina Kohlman at tina.kohlman@wisc.edu if interested in volunteering. There will be no lamb or goat carcass contest this year.

Reminder: MLP Educational Points are due by Friday, July 15, 2022.

“The calendar year for completing eight (8) credits begins the Monday following the previous fair and ends on Friday preceding the current year’s fair.” 
  • The Attendance Record allows individuals to keep track of their individual attendance (points) throughout the year. The record is generally updated 10 – 14 days after events, or as time permits and is posted under the Sale Requirements tabThe date and time of the last update is noted for your reference. If you do not remember your ID number, please contact katie.gindt@wisc.edu.
  • Each youth must submit their activities through the FDL County Google form, when not attending a Fond du Lac County event, to receive educational credit. The form and instructions are always available under the Forms tab.
  • Don’t forget that YQCA is a requirement to be eligible to sell at the Fond du Lac County Fair Market Livestock Sale and to show at the Wisconsin State Fair Jr. Animal Shows (Beef, Sheep, Swine, Dairy, Goat, Poultry, Rabbit) and is worth 2 points. YQCA is available to complete online at https://yqcaprogram.org/. Once complete, simply download and email the Certificate of Completion to katie.gindt@wisc.edu.
Please review the Fond du Lac County Fair Premium Book for all rules associated with showing and selling a market animal at the 2022 Fond du Lac County Fair.
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Fair Information
Fair Office opened:
Monday, June 6 
Fair office hours - 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mon-Fri; Saturday - by appointment only
Pre-Fair Judging: Thursday, July 14, and Tuesday, July 19  
Contact information:
phone: 920-929-3168 • fax: 920-906-6308 office@fonddulaccountyfair.com www.fonddulaccountyfair.com  


WEEKLY PARKING PASS (Scroll to the bottom of the page.)

Please fill out this information to request a season parking pass for the 2022 Fond du Lac County Fair.  Each pass will come with a specific spot on the grounds you will be assigned to for the entire fair. A pass will be generated that MUST be on display in your vehicle to match the parking spot. The pass can be transferred between 2 vehicles as long as the license plates of those vehicles are registered with the Fair Office. You may pay for this pass in the Fair Office.
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Pre-Fair Judging - July 14 & July 19

FDL Co Fair- July 20-24
State Fair Entries Due- July 25th 
Cloverbud Day Camp - Fun on the Farm

  • July 27th, 9 am- 3 pm Halbur Family Farm 

State 4-H Dairy Judging

  • August 1- Fond du Lac County Fairgrounds

Cardboard Camp

  • August 2-4, 9 am - 12 pm, UW Oshkosh Fond du Lac Campus
  • Register through 4-HOnline

National Night Out

  • August 2, 4-7 pm, Fond du Lac Fairgrounds Park 

Watermelon Day

  • August 3 

Art Camp

  • August 8-10, 9 am - 3 pm, UW Oshkosh Fond du Lac Campus
  • Register through 4-HOnline 

State Fair

  • August 4-14, Wisconsin State Fair Park- 640 S 84th St - West Allis, WI 53214

Cloverbud Day Camp - Outdoor Survival 

  • August 17, 9 am - 3 pm, UW Oshkosh Fond du Lac Campus 
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