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If you have Students Showing pigs at the State Show next week please read
the following email from Dr. Dove.
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From: C. Robert Dove <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Thu, Feb 12, 2015 at 6:17 PM
Subject: FW: PENNING for GA Jr. NATL SWINE SHOW -- IMPORTANT PLEASE
READ!!!!!
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 Friday, February 13, at 5:00 PM is the deadline for submitting information
for penning pigs at the show in Perry next week.  If your group’s name is
on the list below, I have not received any information for your group.  If
your group was included in another group’s information, please send me an
email to that effect.  If you are not coming to the show, please send me an
email.  If your name is on the list and you are coming to the show, then
please enter your information at
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1vqJaram-PSUgdVSWeU_prbddoIjPsc-nF8vgtuVpp_o/viewform?c=0&w=1
by 5:00 PM Friday, February 13.  I intend to start assigning pens tomorrow
morning and will email final pen assignments on Monday.



I have not heard from the following groups:



Alcovy FFA

Bainbridge Middle FFA

Barrow 4-H

Bonaire Middle FFA

Cook 4-H

Crisp Middle FFA

Dawson Co. FFA

Eastside FFA

Ebenezer Middle FFA

Effingham Middle FFA

Gilmer 4-H

Gordon 4-H

Gordon Central FFA

Houston 4-H

Jasper FFA

Jasper Middle FFA

Johnson Middle FFA

Lee Co. FFA

Lee Co. Middle FFA

Madison 4-H

Madison FFA

Malcom Bridge Middle FFA

Marion FFA

Murray 4-H

Newton FFA

North Oconee FFA

Northside FFA

Oglethorpe 4-H

Pickens FFA

Pickens Middle FFA

Piedmont Academy FFA

Putnam FFA

Rabun FFA

South Effingham FFA

Southeast Whitfield FFA

Tattnall FFA

Telfair FFA

Toombs FFA

Veterans FFA

Ware Middle FFA

Washington Wilkes FFA

Wilkes 4-H

Worth FFA



Please take care of this ASAP.



Thanks,



Robert





C. Robert Dove

Associate Professor, Undergraduate Coordinator and Swine Extension
Specialist

Department of Animal and Dairy Science

248 Rhodes Center for Animal and Dairy Science

University of Georgia

425 River Road

Athens, GA 30602



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706-583-0796



*From:* C. Robert Dove
*Sent:* Monday, February 02, 2015 1:53 PM
*To:* [log in to unmask]; All County/District/State ANR Faculty/Staff &
Co. UGE Addresses <[log in to unmask]> ([log in to unmask])
*Subject:* PENNING for GA Jr. NATL SWINE SHOW -- IMPORTANT PLEASE READ!!!!!



Good Afternoon,



As we have done for previous shows, we will be assigning pens for the Ga.
Jr. Natl. Swine Show prior to the show.  The Agent or Teacher in charge of
each group should be the one who enters the data into the Google Doc.
Parents or students should not be given the link and should not enter any
information.   As with past Jr. National Shows, we will be very tight on
pen space.  We have 1973 pigs entered in the show this year (down 19 from
last year) with 1792 eligible to show (removing the 3rd pig for those that
entered 3).  Based on the barn layouts that I have been sent (attached) we
will have 852 pens.  This is subject to change. This would mean we average
2.1 pigs per pen.  Consequently, it is critical that we get an accurate
count of the pigs coming to the show so that we can assign space so that
everyone has a place to put their pigs.  Before you go to the Google Doc
and request your space please do the following.



   1. Please check with your students and parents and see how the pigs are
   growing and if they are still planning on coming.  Please include only
   those pigs that you know are coming or that have a reasonable chance of
   coming to the show on the Goggle Doc.  Please do not simply tell me that
   you entered x number so you are bringing x number.  In future years we will
   be using the “show up percentage” as a basis for assigning pens.    I can
   understand leaving 2 or 3 pigs of the 20 you entered at home after the
   local show because they did not make weight or were not as heavy as the
   parents said they were.  I have a greater difficulty understanding you
   bringing 10 of the 22 that you said were coming.  It is important that you
   give us an accurate count of the pigs that will actually be coming to the
   show. If you find out after you enter your numbers that someone is not
   coming, please correct the numbers in the Google Doc.
   2. *Please make sure you correct your count of pigs coming to reflect
   the removal of the 3rd pigs for those exhibitors that entered 3.  Please
   remind your exhibitors that they can only bring 2 pigs to the show. *
   3. Please verify your entries with the on line data base and make sure
   they are correct and that everyone is included. Every year we have animals
   show up that somehow were not entered.  Please double check the sex of each
   pig.
   4. Please verify that you have submitted ear notches for all of the pigs
   that you have entered and that the ear notches have been read correctly.
   Please make sure that the ear notches match the tag they were entered
   under.
   5. Please designate 1 person (agent or teacher) who will be responsible
   for inputting information for your group into the Google Doc.  If you have
   several groups penning together, please input the data for each individual
   group and then indicate that the groups want to be penned together.  It is
   important that I have numbers for each individual group.
   6. Please verify that all of your animals have been blood tested and
   that they all have health papers.  If they have not been blood tested, this
   needs to be done ASAP or they may not be able to get health papers in time
   for the show.  According to the State Vet’s office, health papers and blood
   tests for junior (4-H and FFA) show animals showing in 4-H or FFA sponsored
   shows are good for 4 months (unless the show states otherwise).
   7. *Please enter your group’s information prior to 5:00 PM, February 13,
   2015.  *The link to the Google Doc is:
   https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1vqJaram-PSUgdVSWeU_prbddoIjPsc-nF8vgtuVpp_o/viewform?c=0&w=1





Please remember that it will be necessary to house pigs at least 2 per
pen.  Please plan on bringing dividers so that you can separate the pigs if
needed.  The pens in both barns are 6’ x 6’.  Also, please remember that
tack has to be stored above the pens.  Tack boxes are not allowed hanging
out in the aisles.



Have a great day and I look forward to seeing you soon,



Tommy:  Please forward this to the FFA listserve.



Robert







C. Robert Dove

Associate Professor, Undergraduate Coordinator and Swine Extension
Specialist

Department of Animal and Dairy Science

248 Rhodes Center for Animal and Dairy Science

University of Georgia

425 River Road

Athens, GA 30602



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706-583-0796





-- 
*Tommy Waldrop*
Area Livestock Teacher
South Region Agricultural Education
office 229.386.3196
cell 229.326.3053
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