Chippewa County Meat Animal Program

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Chippewa County Meat Animal Program

This program has been developed by county and industry leaders to provide educational experiences, youth leadership in livestock/animal production, and sustainability for Chippewa County Junior Exhibitors.

This program is in addition to the Northern Wisconsin State Fair (NWSF) Junior Exhibit opportunities as referenced within the annual NWSF Exhibitor Guidebook.

The NWSF Chippewa County Meat Animal Program objectives are:
• To provide Chippewa County 4-H and FFA members an inclusive opportunity to responsibly lead, manage and celebrate quality market animal livestock projects
• To educate a thorough understanding of the meat animal industry and evaluation, animal husbandry, ethical care and treatment of animals, biosecurity, and showmanship skills


2023 MAP Leadership Team
NWSF Liaisons – Cindy Boggess and/or Rusty Volk
2023 Co-Chairs - Jill Kuehni (Operations) & Jackie Johnson (Education)
Vice Chair (Elect) – Amy Hilger (Membership)
Secretary – Kimberly Breuch
Treasurer – Steve Mayer

MAP and NWSF Beef Superintendent – Tyler Maier
MAP and NWSF Swine Superintendent – Tim Sikora
MAP and NWSF Sheep Superintendent – Tammy Knuth

The 2023 participant registration deadline has passed. All registrants have received confirmation.

If you have any questions, please reach out or review the 2023 MAPS Overview.

Educational Opportunities

  • Meat Animal Judging Skill Training and Team Registration Link: https://forms.gle/McEpmJjCX2A1FLJp8
  • Please sign up now, as Skill Training will start over Christmas break, with team contests next Spring and Summer. The participants will utilize Google Meet and practice in person. Time commitment is 20+ hours. The Meat Animal Judging coaches are three UW-River Falls Livestock Judging Team members and former NWSF participants: Ben Steffes, Kelsey Kuehni & Taylor Lindsay
  • Livestock Judging Skill Training and Team Registration Link: https://forms.gle/rznbDTc8EPUfgCnQ7
  • Please sign up now, as Skill Training will start over Christmas break, with team contests next Spring and Summer. The participants will utilize Google Meet and practice in person. Time commitment is 20+ hours. Livestock Judging coaches are Haley Kragness (State Certified Meat Judge and is one of our NWSF Carcass Judges) and Kelsey Kuehni (UW-River Falls Meat Judging Team and pursuing her State Meat Judging Certification).
  • Skill-A-Thon Team Registration Link: https://forms.gle/BAV7noMy2U5Ret2s
  • Please sign up now, as Skill Training will start over Christmas break, with team contests next Spring and Summer. The participants will utilize Google Meet and practice in person. Time commitment is 20+ hours. Coordinated by Tammy Knuth and Jill Kuehni and open for committee leaders.

  • Hands-on Beef Clinic Eau Claire County will be hosting this in May/June.
  • Bison Harvest Eau Claire County will host on January 21.
  • Hands-on Swine Clinic Dunn County will be hosting in the Spring.
  • Hands-on Sheep Clinic Chippewa County (Knuth Family) will host in the Spring.

  • As information becomes available it will be posted on this site. It is the responsibility of the exhibitor and family to ensure that required education MAP expectations are met.

  • MAP Education Form: https://forms.gle/zxbTn9PrziGvxPyAA

Important Dates

  • Q&A MAP Introduction Meeting: Monday, October 17 - NWSF Building C
    MAP Registration Deadline: Tuesday, November 1
    Map Registration Extended Deadline: Friday, November 4
    Mandatory - MAP Overview Meeting: Tuesday, November 15, 6:00pm – Bloomer High School Commons

    • Beef Weigh-In: Saturday, December 10, 10am-Noon - Equity Cooperative, Altoona
      Sheep Weigh-In: Saturday, April 1, 9am-10am - Eagle Point Town Hall
      The NWSF Exhibit Registration Book will be available after April 15
    • Deadline to Register to Exhibit at the NWSF: Wednesday, June 21
      Deadline to submit all required health documents and MAP Forms: Wednesday, June 21
    • Mandatory - Pre-NWSF Meeting: Tuesday, June 13, 6pm – NWSF Building C
    • Northern Wisconsin State Fair: July 12-16, 2023

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