The Beef Weigh-In will be held on SATURDAY, MARCH 27, 7:00-8:30 a.m. at the Kittitas County Fairgrounds in Ellensburg. The purpose of this event is to weigh and ear tag steers that will be sold at the Kittitas County Fair Livestock Sale. Due to covid restrictions, the purpose of this event will ONLY be to weigh and tag steers, there will not be a clinic portion this year.
DRIVE-THROUGH INSTRUCTIONS (Map Below-Right)
Beef project members should enter at the 5th Avenue gate, where they will be directed in line to wait until their turn to unload and weigh. Please do not exit your vehicle until you are instructed to. Only youth and one adult will be allowed to exit the vehicle to assist with weighing. Proper face coverings, hand hygiene and 6-foot distancing is required.
BRAND INSPECTION FEE
Youth need to bring a brand slip that shows their ownership of the steer or a bill of sale for the brand inspector to use as proof of ownership and to provide a brand slip. Payment for the inspection fee must be by check. NO CASH. If the youth is the producer, provide a brand slip stating, “Exhibitor is the producer”.
* Animal Health Record Required at Weigh-In *
The 4-H/FFA Livestock Committee requires a copy of the updated Producer/Breeder Affidavit & Market Animal Heath Record (single form) be submitted online before the spring weigh-in for each species. By federal law meat processors must identify the origin of animals entering the food supply; state law requires animal disease traceability made possible through the transfer of health records from one owner to the next. Without this record turned in you will not be able to sell your animal at the Kittitas County Fair Livestock Sale. These forms are available from your 4-H leaders, FFA advisors, or online at http://www.kittitas.wsu.edu
under 4-H Forms & Policies.
Each member weighing an animal at steer, lamb, goat, and swine weigh-in are required to have a copy of the up-to-date animal Producer/Breeder Affidavit & Market Animal Health Record with the original Producer/Breeder affidavit SIGNED and submitted online by the time of Weigh-In.
REQUIRED COVID ATTESTATION (Health Screening)
Exhibitors who have a conflict with the March 27th date are required to write a letter to the Livestock Committee Chairman, 901 E 7th Avenue, Suite 2, Ellensburg, WA 98926 asking to be excused from the Beef Clinic by the March 16th Livestock Committee meeting. The letter needs to be written by the 4-H or FFA member requesting the excuse, address the reason for not attending, and who will weigh the animal. The 4-H Livestock Committee will review these requests. Members must have another exhibitor weigh and tag their animal.