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Mason & Tazewell 4-H Steer Weigh-in and Tattooing

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Green Prairie Animal Hospital, San Jose

Please arrive a few minutes early to the weigh-in! We have only a short time to work through the process. Mason County will be immediately followed by another county.  In case of inclement weather on the day of the event, an alternate date is set for Saturday, February 11, at 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. You will be contacted should we need to use the alternate date.

If you want your steer(s) to be eligible for the County Rate-of-Gain Contest, the Illinois State Fair Junior Show, or the Illinois State Fair Premiere Contest, you must bring your steer(s) to be weighed and tattooed on the above date. Steers must be castrated prior to tattooing. If possible, exhibitors should be present during tattooing.

All steers will be electronically tagged as well as tattooed for 2023. We will be using the new federally approved electronic ID tags this year which allows for out of state travel. All State Fair Junior Show Steers - Premiere and non-Premiere steers must be weighed at the time they are tagged and tattooed in 2023.

Tazewell, Mason and Logan County 4-H are all weighing in on the same day. The schedule is very tight. It is critical that anyone needing steers weighed, contact Katharine to RSVP. The backup date due to inclement weather is set for Saturday, February 11 at 11 a.m..

Please contact Joli Pierson at the Extension office to report the number of steers you plan to bring to the weigh-in and tattooing event. or 309-543-3308


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