Billy Moss
Area Livestock Teacher
North Region FFA
204 Four Towers - UGA
Athens, GA  30602
Ph: 706-542-9775
F: 706-542-9602
"The Georgia 4-H and FFA youth livestock program
provides opportunites to develop life skills and
enhance knowledge in an ethical manner."

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        Subject:        State Livestock Show Reminders

Reminders about State Livestock Shows (February 21 -25)

Check with your vet about health papers.
Exhibitors rodeo vouchers.
How to check to make sure entries are correct.
Banquet Ticket Order Forms
Record Books

State Market Hog Show
(NEW FOR THIS YEAR) Market Hogs will NOT be sold at the show this year.  Hogs will return with the exhibitors.  ALL hogs will need health papers (certificate of veternary inspection).  If you are new to this, be aware that hog health papers are a little different from sheep or cattle.  Hogs have to have a negative brucellosis and a negative pseudorabies test.  Hogs have to have blood samples pulled and you need to allow at least two weeks for the test results to come back.  (Papers are good for 4 months on 4-H or FFA animals).  Health requirements are in the state show rulebook at:    

Rodeo Tickets
In a couple of weeks students who have only steers and/or ewes at the state show will get Rodeo information mailed directly to them from the Georgia National.  They will need to follow the directions and claim their tickets for the Saturday night performance.  All other exhibitors will be able to pick up vouchers for the Thursday night performance at the show.  Please note that since the Dairy show has moved to Friday and Saturday, all dairy cattle must be checked in on Thursday.  So, Dairy exhibitors are only elgible for Thrusday night tickets (You might get questions from Dairy exhibitors about this, since they have been getting Saturday tickets in years past.)

Checking entries:
Any correction we make on entries are made on-line.  Return to where you entered the animals:
What you see is what we've got. You might want to check tags and tattoos and make sure everything is correct.  Also, look at your account information.  The address you gave us is where we plan on sending the checks.  

Banquet Ticket order forms are on the "Staff Only" site of the 4-H webpage and on the AgEd site under the What's New column .

Record Books are on the 4-H web page in the "Activities and Events" section and on the AG Ed web page under "Teacher Resources" in the "Livestock Show Rules and Scholorship" section.  

Ronnie Silcox
Extension Animal Scientist
The University of Georgia
Athens, Ga  30602
Fax (706)542-9316