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Lamb and Meat Goat Weigh-Ins
The Saline County 4-H Lamb and Meat Goat Weigh-Ins will be held on Saturday, April 28 at 1:00 p.m. at the Saline County Fairgrounds. 4-H members enrolled in Market Sheep or Market Meat Goat projects who want to participate in the Saline County 4-H Rate of Gain Contests for those species must plan to attend.

Market Sheep and Market Meat Goat projects will be weighed in for the 4-H Rate of Gain Contests. These animals, along with beef and swine projects, are weighed out during Fair Week in July. The exhibitor of the animal of each species with the greatest daily weight increase will receive a traveling trophy, presented prior to the start of the 4-H Livestock Auction in July.

For those who do not want to participate in the Rate of Gain Contests, market entries for lambs and goats are due in to the Extension Office 10 days after the weigh-in, Tuesday, May 8.

State Fair Lamb & Meat Goat Tattoo Information
The Regional Weigh-In and Tattoo opportunity for State Fair Lambs and Meat Goats will be held at the Jefferson-Franklin County Fairgrounds in Ina on Saturday, May 5, from 10:00 a.m. to Noon. Contact Teresa Steckler at 618-695-4917 for more information.

Dog Obedience Classes to Begin on May 1
Attention all 4-H Dog Exhibitors…Saline County 4-H Dog Obedience, Showmanship, and Agility classes will begin on Tuesday, May 1. Classes will be held behind instructor Cheri White’s Shop at 613 W. Elm St. in Harrisburg. Classes will continue each Tuesday for 10 weeks, concluding on Tuesday, July 17, with the Saline County 4-H Dog Agility Show at 7:00 p.m. at Cheri White’s arena. The remaining portions of the 4-H Dog Show – Obedience, Showmanship, and Dog Care – along with Cat Care will be held on Thursday, July 19 at 6:00 p.m. at the Fairgrounds.

On May 1, first year exhibitors should arrive by 6:00 pm for an introduction to the course. Please bring your dog’s shot records, but leave your dog at home. Exhibitors attending classes for their second year or more should arrive by 7:00 pm with their dogs and shot records.

Classes are free for 4-H youth. If you have questions about these classes, please call Cheri White at 926-0787.

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