All meat animal exhibitors must complete one education session in addition to the Meat Animal Quality Assurance (MAQA) training every year in order to be eligible to sell their animal(s) at the Buffalo County Fair. For more details, please review items 2 and 3 in the Buffalo County Junior Livestock Committee Sale Rules located on the Fair webpage.
Listed below are several new online opportunities for meat animal exhibitors to meet the additional educational requirement. Visit the websites and then complete the Educational Requirement Form.
- https://www.premier1supplies.com/pages/sheep-field-day-2017.php Presentations Titled “How to make your lambs better” by Travis Hoffman, and “Working smarter, not harder with building designs and set-up” by Dan Morrical are the two I would recommend.
- http://www.pork.org/fact-sheets-brochures/factsheets-swine-health/factsheets-pseudorabies-virus/ Hog exhibitors could read a couple of the fact sheets on biosecurity and Pseudorabis virus and report.
- https://www.porkbeinspired.com/cuts/ A very good site on the cuts of pork and where they come from on a hog.
- https://www.ipic.iastate.edu/presentations.html Some very good pork production videos (health videos especially) on this site.
- http://animalscience.unl.edu/Extension/AnimalCareRes/animal_care_4-6-16.m4v Recording of an animal care webinar – useful for all exhibitors
- http://animalscience.unl.edu/Extension/AnimalCareRes/PPT2015/Carroll_Oct2015_0.mp4 Personality types and animal handlers.