Grant County Fair Lamb and Goat Weigh & Tag Day-June 15th and 16th.
The Grant County 4-H/FFA lamb weigh and tag day will be Friday, June 15, from 1 – 8 PM and Saturday, June 16, from 8:30 am until noon, at the Grant County Fairgrounds. All 4-H and FFA market lambs that will be exhibited at the Grant County Fair must be tagged and weighed at this time. If these dates and times do not work for you then contact Craig Hintz (771-2431), Todd Barth (750-4355) or Sarah Smith, (754-2011) prior to June 13th to make other arrangements.
Please make sure that all lambs have proper scrapie identification at weigh-in—this includes both female and male lambs. Lambs that do not have scrapie tags in their ears will not be weighed and are NOT eligible to show in the market lamb division of the Grant County Fair. If you are breeding your own animals you should have a scrapie premise identification number and tags. For lambs you have purchased, double check that the breeder has identified any lambs you purchase with a scrapie tag. These tags should have the official USDA logo (US shield), say “unlawful to remove”, and begin with a state prefix like “WA”. If you have any questions concerning official scrapie identification please contact me at the office. It is becoming more difficult to find buyers for turned lambs; past buyers of show lambs are requesting that all market lambs (males included) have an official scrapie tag. In addition, all male lambs must be castrated at the time of weigh-in.