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Livestock events a key highlight during Frontier Days

Livestock events a key highlight during Frontier Days

Frontier Days is underway and its a busy day in the Bernie Kemick Show Ring just south of the Palliser Pavillion.

Livestock Chair Bryce Burnett says they’ll have a great lineup of animals in the ring again with today’s events

getting underway at 12 noon.

“It’s going to be the purebred cattle and then there’s an open showmanship competition after that. Then all the 4-H calves get weighed in, as well as the jackpot steer and jackpot heifers. Then at 7 o’clock Thursday June 30th its the jackpot heifer and jackpots steer show take place. So it’s exciting to get all these shows back going again this year.”

Its all happening in the Bernie Kemick Show Ring located just south of the Palliser Pavillion.

Burnett says the barns are full with lots of top quality animals as exhibitors are happy to be back at the show:

“We got 30 purebred cattle coming in, and we’ve got 15 steers and heifers in the jackpot events. Then for the 4-H cattle we’ve got just about 100 steers going to be entered in and close to 70 bred heifers and cow calf pairs. So we’ve got a real good bunch of cattle coming into the fair this year.”

The Purebred Show kicks things off Thursday at 12 noon, with the 4-H activities taking center stage Friday and Saturday. 

Burnett notes there’s a couple of new events in the livestock area that’s sure to attract a lot of attention this year.

A Registered Texas Longhorn Show is set for Friday at 2 with 18 animals taking part in the Pen show coming in from across Saskatchewan and Alberta.

The other new event is the Burnham 4-H Club’s Goat Show which takes place Saturday at 2 o’clock.

About 15 to 20 goats are expected to take part in the first time event with the animals being housed in Barn 6.

The weekend activities wrap up Saturday with the 4-H Steer Sale at 4 o’clock.

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Ban lifted for taking poultry to live events

Ban lifted for taking poultry to live events

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) – Poultry owners can once again bring their birds to live events in Wisconsin.

The state’s Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection lifted the ban Monday that barred moving poultry to live events. The ban, which was put in place in May, went into effect to prevent the spread of the highly pathogenic avian influenza.

Lifting the prohibition does not mean that the state is out of the woods, however. The agency still recommends poultry owners to:

  • Clean and disinfect;
  • Restrict access by visitors and wild birds, and;
  • Wear separate shoes and clothes to wear around flocks

According to DATCP statistics, agency officials have counted 22 domestic flocks across 14 counties where HPAI has been found. The virus has led to the deaths of millions of birds across the state.

Poultry owners should still monitor their flocks and notify the agency about any illness or an increased number of deaths by calling 608-224-4872 during business hours or 800-943-0003 at other times. Additionally, they are required by state law to register their premises with DATCP, which helps officials track such disease outbreaks.

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