University of Maryland Extension

Sheep and Goat Identification Day (Tagging and Weighing)

2019 Sheep and Goat Identification Day Information

Monday, June 3, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Packets including the cover letter will be mailed on May1st.  If you do not receive your packet in the mail, please contact the Howard County Extension Office at 410-313-2707 to request a new packet.
  • Registration forms need to be completed and sent to the Howard County Extension Office no later than Friday, May 24th.  Please use one form per 4-H'er and per specie.  If you are unsure how to complete the form, please refer to the livestock registration form sample.  Animals cannot be transferred among family members once they are registered and tagged.
  • If you have not received approval for animals to be housed at a location other than your own home, then you need to immediately email Sheryl at sherylb@umd.edu(link sends e-mail).  In the request, please include location where you plan to house your animals, reason why they need to be housed somewhere other than your own home, and plan to take care of animals on a daily basis.
  • BRED & OWNED ANIMALS means that you owned the dam last year prior to being bred, were enrolled in the breeding sheep, goat, or swine project, completed a project record for that breeding project, had the animal under your direct daily care, and housed at an approved location.  You needed to be enrolled in the breeding project for 2018 (when you bred the animal) and in 2019.  Siblings cannot have bred and owned animals that are from the same animal.

HEALTH PAPER (CVI PAPER) INFORMATION

  • Health Papers can be completed for all exhibitors who do not have breeding animals at home. You cannot have health papers done if you have breeding animals of that species.
  • As we did last year, the CVI forms are NOT included in your packet as they will be distributed on June 3rd.  That means you will need to complete the forms while you wait in line.  Please bring a pen and all animal information (Official US Identification number [Scrapie #], breed, sex, age, descriptive color/markings, ear notch) written down with you so you are able to complete.
  • If you would like your sheep and/or goats inspected on Monday, June 3rd, you will need to indicate that on the payment form and include with your payment when you submit your registration paperwork. The cost to have sheep and/or goats inspected will be $20.00 per family.  Please have all of your animal’s identification information including scrapie number(s) written down so you can complete your CVI paperwork in a timely fashion.
  • Your health papers will be sent to you with the follow-up letter after June 3rd
  • Health papers must come to every fair with your animals.  Animals from one family can be placed on the same form.

TAG INFORMATION

  • All animals that will be exhibited at Maryland shows must be tagged with a Maryland 4-H tag. Tags will cost $5.00 each.  You must submit payment along with your registration forms.   Lost tags will cost $10.00 per tag to replace
  • If you have commercial sheep or goats that can’t be registered with a breed association, you are welcome to bring them on June 3rd to be tagged.  If you are bringing commercial sheep or goats to be tagged the tags will cost $5.00 as well.  There is a place on the invoice form to indicate they are being tagged and add that amount to your total.  In addition, you will need to submit a livestock registration form for these animals.

PROCEDURES FOR JUNE 3rd

  • YOU MUST LOAD AND UNLOAD YOUR OWN ANIMALS. PLEASE BRING THE APPROPRIATE AMOUNT OF HELP. DO NOT UNLOAD ANY ANIMALS UNTIL THEY HAVE BEEN INSPECTED BY THE VETERINARIAN.  YOU AND YOUR ANIMALS WILL BE DISMISSED FROM PARTICIPATING IF YOU DO NOT FOLLOW THESE DIRECTIONS. 
  • If multiple children have animals on one trailer, they need to either be sorted or marked for easy identification. You need to know ahead of time which animals belong to each 4-Her!  We will be using the large scale in the Sheep/Swine Barn.  Your cooperation and help will be greatly appreciated. 
  • All market lambs and market goats must be weighed and tagged. 
  • SHEEP/GOATS WITH SORE MOUTH OR FOOT ROT WILL BE DONE LAST!!!!!!!!!.  That means your trailer/vehicle will be pulled out of line and you will go last.  Those animals will be unloaded by the scale and go directly on the scale and then immediately back onto the trailer.  That does not mean walking around or going through the show ring!
  • All market lambs/market goats must have a scrapie tag (from the animal’s original owner) in the ear on arrival at the fairgrounds. 

 

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