Steer Weigh-in Delayed

| March 1, 2013 | 2:58 pm
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The Lafayette County 4-H and FFA steer weigh-in that was scheduled for Sunday, March 3rd has been postponed.  University Extension Youth Specialist Kathy Bondy says the annual event is the first-step for kids who plan to enter the show ring.

“This is the time when all of our young people bring the steer that they are going to be exhibiting at the fair in the summer and perhaps take on to state fair.”

Bondy says the annual event helps determine which steer can pack on the most pounds.

“The weigh in allows us to do a rate of gain project where we can determine the weight on a given day and it’s always the day of that weigh in and then the number of days until they exhibit and then a rate of gain is figured and that’s a real good learning tool for young people there as well as a contest involved with it.”

A nose print of each animal will also be made.  Like a human thumb-print, the pattern will be unique to the steer so officials to verify its identity at a later date.

The weigh-in has been rescheduled for Sunday, March 10th.  It will be held at the Concordia Veterinary Clinic from 1 to 3 pm.  For more information contact the Lafayette County Extension office.

The Lafayette County 4-H and FFA steer weigh-in that was scheduled for Sunday, March 3rd has been postponed. University Extension Youth Specialist Kathy Bondy says the annual event is the first-step for kids who plan to enter the show ring.

“This is the time when all of our young people bring the steer that they are going to be exhibiting at the fair in the summer and perhaps take on to state fair.”

The evaluation will help determine which steer packs on the most pounds in the rate-of-gain contest.

“We can determine the weight on a given day and it’s always the day of that weigh-in and then the number of days until they exhibit.” She says “a rate-of-gain is figured and that’s a real good learning tool for young people there as well as a contest involved with it.”

A nose print of each animal will also be made. Like a human thumb print, the pattern will be unique to the steer so officials to verify its identity at a later date.

The weigh-in has been rescheduled for Sunday, March 10th. It will be held

at the Concordia Veterinary Clinic from 1 to 3 pm. For more information

contact the Lafayette County Extension office.

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