Identification day for 4-H sheep and goat is May 2

Identification day for Huntington County 4-H Sheep & Goat members will be held on May 2 at Hier's Park.

Youth enrolled in the 4-H goat project will need to bring market wether goats to the goat pavilion (pole building immediately south of the Show Arena) between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. for identification and weighing of the animals.

Members with female goats or pet care entries must complete the enrollment paperwork but do not have to bring the animals to the fairgrounds.

4-H sheep members must bring their market lambs and any non-registered ewe lamb or yearlings to the cattle barns between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. for the identification process and weighing for entry.

Youth planning to exhibit in the 4-H goat or 4-H sheep shows at the Indiana State Fair must also have their goat market wethers, sheep market lambs and sheep breeding females identified through retinal eye scanning.

All animals for state fair exhibit must have this eye scanning process completed on May 2.

Animal enrollment forms and specific details about the identification days were mailed directly to 4-H sheep and goat members. Members need to contact the Purdue Extension - Huntington County office if they have not received these forms in the mail.

For more information, contact Purdue Extension - Huntington County Office, County Annex Building, 354 N Jefferson St., Suite 202, Huntington, or call 358-4826.