Nominated Livestock Information
Click on the link above to find your Family/Household name and KSU Nomination #. If this is your first year nominating, you will be assigned an ID number once your nomination paperwork is received.
2018 Important Information
2018 Nomination Updates
Nomination Checklist - requirements for each specie
Youth Livestock Show Nomination and Entry Deadlines - Table
Rookie Guide (updated 2017)
Market Beef Nomination Form
Commercial Heifer Nomination Form
Market Lamb/Commercial Ewe Nomination Form
Meat Goat Nomination Form
Market Swine/Commercial Gilt Nomination Form
*ONLY THE UPDATED 2018 PAPERWORK (DECLARATION & NOMINATION FORMS) WILL BE ACCEPTED! PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR FORMS HAVE "2018" PRINTED ON THE BOTTOM - THIS INDICATES THEY ARE THE CORRECT FORMS FOR THE CURRENT YEAR.
**ALL FORMS MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY OFFICIAL DNA HAIR SAMPLE ENVELOPES AND $8 FEE FOR EACH ANIMAL.
***For examples of completed forms, please refer to the Rookie Guide.
REMEMBER! Registered BREEDING animals do not need to be nominated and do not need an EID tag for state shows (except KJLS gilts). It is only required if needed for county show management.
Send all forms to:
Kansas State University
c/o State 4-H/FFA Shows
ATTN: Lexie Hayes
214 Weber Hall
1424 Claflin Road
Manhattan, KS 66506-0202
Tag Change Policy
When an animal loses a tag, the Extension Agent must submit a tag change form to the Youth Livestock Program in to verify the change. Please include the family name, specie, original tag number, new tag number and its EID bar code, the date you tagged the animal, and verification sentence that this is the same animal that was nominated by the specified deadline. Please use the form below.
Ear Notch & Scrapie Educational Resources
Where do I get EID ear tags?
Exhibitors: Kansas 4-H EID ear tags are required for all nominated (market and commercial) animals showing at the Kansas State Fair and Kansas Junior Livestock Show. Please contact your local extension agent if you need to have an animal tagged for state nomination.
Extension Offices: You must order the EID ear tags via the forms on this website. Please contact David Kehler for more information, 316-321-9660, or Lexie Hayes with the KSU Youth Livestock Program, (785)532-1264. In the event you run out of EID ear tags, you can share with neighboring counties but you must let Lexie know the tag number(s) you obtained and from which county you got it from.
Where do I get DNA hair envelopes?
Exhibitors: DNA Hair Sample envelopes can be obtained from your local Extension Office. In the event that your local Extension Office does not have either on hand, please call 785-532-1264. One type of envelope is available for all species. Be sure to circle the correct specie from which you pulled hair and write the ear tag number on the envelope. DO NOT CUT THE HAIR. DNA must be submitted in an official DNA envelope and must have at least one parent’s signature in addition to all exhibitors in the family. Unofficial envelopes received will be returned to the sender and a $20 fee will be charged. For more information on HOW to obtain DNA hair samples, please visit the DNA Hair Sampling Instructions link on the left.
Incomplete Nomination Policy
Nominations that are submitted but incomplete (i.e. missing signatures, mismatched name tags, missing documents, lack of nomination fee, missing ear notches, missing scrapie tag #, etc.) will be entered into the database as incomplete and a letter will be returned to the nominating family explaining why the nomination is incomplete. A one-time $20.00 incomplete fee will be charged and is required in order for a nomination to be complete, in addition to the missing returned information.
Late Nomination Policy
Late nominations may be accepted as long as they are postmarked within ten (10) calendar days of the original due date, and the family has not previously submitted a late nomination. The late nominating family is placed on “probation,” meaning if they ever have a late nomination again, the nominations will not be accepted and they will be ineligible to show for that year. A letter is sent to the family explaining the process, requiring exhibitor, parent, and agent signatures, and a one-time $15 late fee. Signed letters and the late fee must be returned within 10 days of the postmark date on the letter from the Youth Livestock Program. This late policy is a courtesy and affected families are expected to fully cooperate with the Youth Livestock Program.