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Free weighing, tattooing of 4-H steers Saturday

Published: Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013 1:15 a.m. CST • Updated: Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013 10:25 p.m. CST

SHANNON – Free weighing and tattooing of 4-H steers will be from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Jim and Kayla Ruter farm, 14584 Shannon Route.

The snow date will be Feb. 9.

Any 4-H'er thinking of showing steers at the State Fair in August in the Junior Department beef steer and beef premiere classes must bring their steer. State fair animals also must be tagged with an electronic ID tag.

Qualifying carcasses must grade at least low choice, have a yield grade less than 4.0, and weigh 900 pounds or less.

Any 4-H'er wanting to take part in the Carroll County 4-H carcass class must weigh in and tattoo Saturday.

Registration is required and due Friday. Contact Leanne Rahn at lrahn@illinois.edu or 815-244-9444 to sign up or for more information.

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