Market Animal Project

The Portage County Market Animal Project is a livestock education program designed for youth to learn about project animal selection, feeding, nutrition, judging, and much more! It is open to both 4-H and FFA youth. Joining the Market Animal Project and fulfilling certain educational requirements is mandatory for youth who intend to participate in the Rosholt Fair Market Animal Show and Sale.

Click here to sign up for the 2018 Market Animal Project

DOCUMENTS

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

Youth must attend three (3) educational meetings throughout the year to participate in the Rosholt Fair Market Show and Sale. Each of the opportunities below counts as a meeting. Contact the Extension office at 715-346-1462 or ryan.nelson@ces.uwex.edu if you would like to confirm how many meetings you have attended.

A list of meetings that count towards your educational meeting requirements will be posted before the Kick-Off meeting in January 2018.

Attendance at 4 Market Animal Committee meetings also counts as an educational meeting. It is possible to count other out-of-county livestock events towards your educational meeting requirements with prior approval from the Market Animal Committee.

Meat Animal Quality Assurance (MAQA)

The Meat Animal Quality Assurance (MAQA) program will be replaced with new requirements in 2018. Please see the 2018 Market Animal Project rules when they become available to learn more about the new requirements.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

If I do not sign up for the Market Animal Project by the deadline, can I still participate in the 2018 Rosholt Fair Market Animal Sale?
No. Youth exhibitors who do not register for the Market Animal Project by the deadline are not eligible to participate in the 2018 Rosholt Fair Market Sale.
Do I need to be a member of the Market Animal Project to participate in the Amherst Fair Market Sale?
No, youth can participate in the Amherst Fair Market Sale without being members of the Market Animal Project. However, livestock exhibitors at either the Amherst or Rosholt Fair may be required to receive certification through a new statewide program, formerly known as Meat Animal Quality Assurance (MAQA). This will be offered as part of the Market Animal Project.
Where can I pick up extra bidder slips?
The UW-Extension office will carry extra bidder slips after the Sales Promotion & Records Meeting. We are located on the second floor of the Portage County Courthouse Annex, 1462 Strongs Avenue, Stevens Point.
 I am exhibiting beef or sheep. Do I need a MAQA certification?
The Meat Animal Quality Assurance (MAQA) program will be replaced with new requirements in 2018. Please check your new rule book after the Kick-Off meeting in January to learn more about who needs this certification and how to obtain it.
 Where can I get my premises ID?
A premises ID is required for all Wisconsin families raising livestock on their property — this includes any Market Project Animal. If you do not have a premises ID, you must obtain one from the Wisconsin Livestock Identification Consortium. For more information, visit this link. Premises IDs are free of charge.