McHenry County 4-H Sheep Weigh-in

Sheep Weigh-in for Market Lambs

May 4 from 4-7pm

McHenry County Fairgrounds



The following rules can be found in the McHenry County 4-H Livestock showbook

  • All market lambs must have been tattooed by McHenry County Extension or designated superintendent the McHenry County Exten­sion of University of Illinois before May 15, 2022.
  • No hand written Scrapie tags will be allowed. All sheep must have USDA approved PRINTED Scrapie tags.  The USDA approved PRINTED Scrapie tags will be verified at initial May weigh-in AND prior to unloading at the fair.



New nomination format - No more Regional check-in site

  • Market Wethers & Market Ewe Lambs:
    • Self-nomination as follows: Nominations must be signed by local Extension Office.
    • Exhibitors fill out and send in nomination form with photo of lamb’s ear with scrapie taginstalled in ear (close up photo of ear so scrapie tag can be read).
    • This must be completed between March 15 and May 15, 2022.
    • Send to Dan Jennings, Region 1 Office, 1100 E.,Warrenville Rd., Suite 170, Naperville, IL 60563.
  • Jr. and Open Premiere Wether lambs: - Weigh-in, tattoo, and nomination procedures:
    • Junior and open premiere lambs will be nominated, tattooed, and weighed at the county level.
    • Premiere lambs must be weighed and tattooed with the Box A tattoo followed by a number starting with 1 - This must be witnessed by a local Extension employee or a person they designate, such as a volunteer or local sheep superintendent.
    • Completed nomination forms must be signed by the local Extension Office. Send nomination forms to Dan Jennings (address above).
    • Ownership and nomination deadline is March 15 to May 15, 2022.
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