Meat Animal Project Page

Livestock Managerial Project Agreement Form – A managerial project is an animal that is under the supervision and regular daily care of, but not owned by, the exhibitor. A formal written agreement between the animal owner and the animal exhibitor, is required. This completed agreement must be sent to the Extension Office by April 1st. Visit this webpage to print or complete a fillable LIVESTOCK MANAGERIAL PROJECT AGREEMENT FORM.

YQCA – Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) is a national multi-species quality assurance program designed as an annual education and certification program focused on food safety, animal well-being and character awareness for youth ages 8 to 21 producing and/or showing pigs, beef cattle, dairy cattle, sheep, goats, rabbits, and poultry. According to the Buffalo County Fair in affiliation with Pepin County Junior Fair Rules: All Dairy, Beef, Sheep, Swine, Goat, Poultry & Rabbit exhibitors must complete the Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) training each year to be eligible to exhibit their animal(s) at the Buffalo County Fair. Must be complete by July 1st. Visit the YQCA Page for details.

Meat Animal Educational Credit – All meat animal exhibitors planning to exhibit at the Buffalo County Fair in affiliation with Pepin County, must earn one meat animal educational credit in addition to the YQCA training during the project year. Following the session, exhibitors must complete the Meat Animal Educational Credit online form. The Meat Animal Educational Credit form submission is due by the Friday before the Fair begins. Educational sessions may be approved in-person events or online courses. For further information see the MEAT ANIMAL EDUCATIONAL CREDIT PAGE.