Quality Meats

The 2019 Youth Quality Meats Program/YQCA “Youth for the Quality Care of Animals”.

Please stay tuned as all of the information will be shared here as it becomes available.

 

Section 1 ~ Paperwork

Section 2 ~ Swine

Section 3 ~ Sheep and Goats

  • For 2019 and forward, Spring Weigh-In will be the 4th Saturday in April

  • The Polk County Fair Junior Goat Show

    • Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 1pm
  • The Polk County Fair Junior Sheep Show

    • Friday, July 26, 2019 at 9am

Section 4 ~ Beef

  • Polk County Fair Junior Beef Show

    • Friday, July 26, 2019 at 8:30am

 

Section 5 ~ 2019 Dates

  • Saturday, April 27 at 9am – 11am, Spring Weigh-In for Goats and Lambs at the Polk County Fair Park Scale Building.

 

Section 6 ~ Educational Activities

  • UWRF Prospect Weekend

  • Area Animal Science Days!

Tuesday, June 18th at the Polk County Fair Park

  • Interstate Livestock Show!

    • Saturday, June 22, at the Polk County Fair Park

 

Section 7 ~ Fair Updates

Fair books are now available! If in a 4-H Club, please talk to your club leader about receiving a fair book. If not in a club, here are a list of places where you can purchase a fair book.

      • Amery
        • Bremer Bank
        • Library
        • Westconsin
      • Clear Lake
        • Library
        • Bank
      • Clayton
        • Bank
      • Turtle Lake
        • Bank
      • Polk County Information Center
  • Dates for the Polk County Fair are, July 25-28

  • The Polk County Fair Junior Swine Show

    • Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 9am
  • The Polk County Fair Junior Goat Show

    • Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 1pm
  • Polk County Fair Junior Beef Show

    • Friday, July 26, 2019 at 8:30am
  • The Polk County Fair Junior Sheep Show

    • Friday, July 26, 2019 at 9am

Section 8 ~ Other Resources

 

 

Youth wishing to participate in the 2019 Polk County Quality Meats Program must meet all the program requirements:

  • Quality Meats Requirements
    • Complete YQCA “Youth for the Quality Care of Animals” online classroom training. Club organizational leaders and co-leaders have more information on YQCA.
    • Attend a Polk County Quality Meats Kick-Off Meeting
    • Attend an educational event or sessions
  •  2019 YQCA – Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (Formerly MAQA)
    • ALL Quality Meats Exhibitors must bring their printed certificate to paperwork check-in Wednesday at the Fair in the livestock show barn office. check-in concludes at 6pm.
    • Required on-line course go to yqca.org  and follow directions to register and take course – cost is $12.
    • Classroom training is available at a cost of $3 at various locations in other counties. Register for these classroom courses at yqca.org
    • Questions can be directed to your species chair or vice chair.
    • Instructions on Getting Your YQCA WebBased Certification 

The Polk County Quality Meats kick-off meeting will be announced in the Clover Connection, your email as well as on this website so stay tuned.

 

Helpful links

UW Extension Youth Livestock  (Bernie O’Rourke’s page)

Cooperative Extension Animal Sciences – Meat

Polk County Fair

Wisconsin State Fair

Indianhead Sheep Breeders Website

Wisconsin Sheap Shearers (Updated May 2018)

This page will continuously be updated with information as it becomes available to us.

 

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