Monday, May 21, 2012

Virginia Junior Livestock Expo (formerly State Fair shows) Nomination Site Announced

Attention, youth planning to show commercial heifers, commercial does (meat goats), market goats, market lambs, commercial ewes, market beef and/or market hogs!  Nomination site information has been released regarding official weigh-ins for projects to be shown at the Virginia Junior Livestock Expo, the event which will take the place of state livestock shows formerly held at the State Fair of Virginia.  All youth with projects in the previously mentioned categories will need to officially nominate their animals at one of several sites around the state.  Please note that commercial heifers and commercial does (meat goats) have been added to the list this year! 

Orange County is fortunate to host a nomination site again this year.  Please plan to bring your animals on Tuesday, June 26, at 1:00 p.m. to Glenmary Farm in Rapidan.  This is for beef, meat goat and sheep.  Hog nominations will be held Monday, August 13, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the white building next to Orange-Madison Coop on Rt. 15.  Hogs (market hogs and breeding gilts) will have to be transported to nomination sites this year!  Agents will not be making on-farm visits due to changes in the VJLE rules. 

If you have questions, please contact the Extension Office and we will be happy to help you.  Reminder:  VJLE dates are October 11-14, 2012, and the event will be held at the Rockingham County Fairgrounds.