Extension Information

CLAYTON COUNTY EXTENSION SERVICE CALENDAR – March 19, 2015

26 Private Pesticide Applicator Training, 7:00 pm. Freedom Bank Community Room, Elkader

26 4-H Leader Workshop –Record Keeping, 7:00 pm, Extension Office, Elkader

27 Clayton County Dairy Promotion Meeting, 8:00 pm, Extension Office, Elkader

31 Clayton County 4-H Foundation Board Meeting, 7:30 pm, Extension Office, Elkader

April 1 Clayton Co. 4-H & Youth Development Committee Meeting, 7:30 pm, Extension Office, Elkader

DERBY PIG WEIGH-IN SET FOR APRIL 11

Clayton County 4-H and FFA members who intend to participate in the swine derby division for 2015 are

reminded of the weigh-in date to qualify their projects. According to Tammy Muller, County 4-H & Youth Program Coordinator, the weigh-in will be Saturday, April 11 from 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at the old bus garage, Central Community School, Elkader.

The pigs will be weighed, ear-tagged and ear notched at the site. All pigs must be farrowed after January 1, 2015 and not weigh more than 50 pounds at the time of the weigh in to be eligible. There is no minimum weight. A 4-H or FFA member can identify a maximum of 40 pigs.

The swine derby contest is part of the county fair competition where rate-of-gain and lean-gain-per-day are used to evaluate the projects along with visual appraisal by the judge. The swine derby show at the Clayton County Fair is set for Saturday, August 8, 2015.

There is a non-derby division in which 4-H and FFA members can participate in Clayton County. Those pigs are not weighed in April, but do need to be identified with official ear tags. The tags are available for purchase at the Extension Office in Elkader.

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