Quality Meats

The 2020 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.

Polk County Quality Meats Kickoff meeting will be Tuesday March 17 at Unity School in their auditorium. There will be an educational opportunity from 6 – 7 pm and the kickoff meeting from 7 – 8:30 pm. The kickoff meeting is a requirement for all Quality Meats Participants. Each participant is also required to complete one educational event in addition to completing the YQCA.org training. If participants are not able to attend the kickoff meeting please have them contact their species chair for important updates and information.


Section 1 ~ Paperwork

Section 2 ~ Swine

Section 3 ~ Sheep and Goats

Section 4 ~ Beef

Section 5 ~ 2020 Dates

Section 6 ~ Educational Activities

Section 7 ~ Fair Updates

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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