Animal Identification Deadlines:
April 1, 2015 for Beef Steers
May 15, 2015 for Beef Heifers, Dairy, Goats, Horse & Pony, Sheep, Swine
Animals not enrolled by these deadlines cannot be exhibited at the county or state fair. New for 2015, all animals must be identified online through 4HOnline. There will be no paper enrollment forms for animals. Help sheets are available below and when you log in to 4HOnline. Assistance will be available at tagging days. If you need help or have questions, please call our office at (812) 385-3491.
Changes for 2015:
All horses must be vaccinated for: Eastern and Western Equine Encephalomyelitis, Rhinopneumonitis/EHV type 1 and 4, Equine Influenza, Tetanus, and Rabies. A vaccination form (download below) must be completed for each animal and is required to exhibit. Also, all Horse & Pony exhibitors MUST attend at least one mandatory safety workshop. Dates are TBA.
All Livestock Species: No animals can be penned or stalled until the superintendent inspects the animal. Failure to comply will result in ineligibility to show animal and animal must be removed from premises. There will be check-in times for each species and the animals must arrive during this time and be checked by a superintendent before the animal is penned or stalled.
Upcoming Events for Livestock:
Beef Tagging: March 15, Dewig's from 1:30 - 2:30 pm
PQA Trainings: March 31 at 7:00 pm and April 29 at 6:00 pm at the Purdue Extension Office
Swine, Sheep, Goat Tagging: May 2 from 8-10 am at the Gibson County Fairgrounds
Interested in exhibiting livestock at the Indiana State Fair? Information about state fair entries and the electronic entry forms can be found online here.
For information related to Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDV), click here. For health recommendations for exhibiting swine, click here.