Meat Animal Program (MAP)

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Meat Animal Program (MAP)

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 mission and 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

Jackie Johnson

Vice Chair/Chair-Elect
Tammy Knuth

Amanda Goettl

Steve Mayer

NWSF Junior & Open Fair Manager/MAP Liaison

Cindy Boggess

NWSF Junior & Open Fair - Beef Superintendent
Tyler Maier

NWSF Junior Fair - Sheep Superintendent
Kent Knuth

NWSF Junior Fair - Swine Superintendent
Jerrod Hilger

Program Overview and Registration

MAP Program and/or Hosted Event Dates

MAP New Member/Program Question and Answer Opportunity (Optional)

Monday, October 9, 6:30pm, Blomer H.S. Commons

MAP Program Registration Deadline

Wednesday, November 1

MAP Program Overview (Mandatory)

Monday, November 13, 6:30pm, Bloomer H.S. Commons

Initial Weigh-In Date

Beef: Saturday, December 9, Equity Co-op, Eau Claire
Swine: Paperwork due Tuesday, April 2 (Google Forms) No early weigh-in date.
Sheep: Saturday, April 6, NWSF, Near Fair Office (Not NWSF Ag. Campus)
*It is very important to enter via the arched Main Entrance as another event is happening within the other entrance/Agriculture Campus area.

MAP Pre-Fair Meeting (Mandatory)

Monday, June 3, 6:30pm, Bloomer H.S. Commons

NWSF Entry and YQCA

NWSF Exhibit Books will be available by Monday, April 15
NWSF Exhibit Registration Deadline is Friday, June 21

YQCA Face-to-Face Training - Monday, January 22 6:30pm, Bloomer Middle School
To register go to and select the January 22nd date. Students will need to do a pre-test YQCA.

NWSF Weigh In

Monday, July 8

NWSF Show Date

Beef: Wednesday, July 10, 9:00am, Custer Coliseum, NWSF
Swine: Tuesday, July 9, 9:00am, Custer Coliseum, NWSF

Sheep: Tuesday, July 9, 2:00pm, Custer Coliseum, NWSF

NWSF Auction Date

Thursday, July 11, 6:00pm, Custer Coliseum, NWSF
4:00pm Registration

MAP Award Ceremony

Wednesday, July 17, 6:30pm, NWSF Leinie’s Pavilion

We’re excited to share the Chippewa County Livestock Swap Meet scheduled for Saturday, March 2nd at Cadott High School. This is a place for anybody to bring sell items or come to buy what you may need to show your animals and can range from new or used, clothing to show boxes to saddles and anything in between. The team is hoping to represent all species as well as educational sessions geared at our Northern Wisconsin State Fair MAP species (beef, swine, and sheep). Special appreciation is shared with the MAP parents and committee members coordinating this event. Visit the Facebook page for additinoal event and booth registration information.

MAP Sub-Committee Engagement

  • *All MAP Members and Families will be engaged within a minimum of one sub-committee to sell at the NWSF MAP Auction and your committee and contact name will be sent via e-mail.
  • MAP Committees include:
  • Pre-Fair Facility Needs (Leads - Tyler Maier, Kent Knuth and Jerrod Hilger)
  • Auction Photography and Prep Assistance (Lead - Amanda Goettl)
  • Auction Welcome and Bidder Registration (Lead - Amanda Goeetl)
  • Pre-Auction Facility Set Up (Lead - Steve Mayer)
  • Post-Auction Facility Takedown (Lead - Steve Mayer)
  • MAP Awards Ceremony – Set Up and Takedown/Clean Up (Lead - Jackie Johnson)
  • MAP Awards Ceremony - Meal Coordination (Lead - Tammy Knuth)
  • It is the responsibility of the exhibitor and family to ensure that required education MAP expectations are met. The information shared is for your benefit and learning experience.

Educational Opportunities

  • *Two in-person educational opportunities are required for MAP members to sell at the NWSF MAP Auction. Some offerings are included below to provide youth with educational opportunities to strengthen their knowledge about the industry and species they are exhibiting. Educational opportunities are offered year-round and are not limited.
  • It is the responsibility of the exhibitor and family to ensure that the required education MAP expectations are met. The information shared is for your project's benefit and learning experience.
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