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Livestock Quality Assurance & Ethics Training (LQA&E)

All youth participating as a State Fair 4-H livestock exhibitor in beef, dairy, sheep, swine, poultry, rabbits, meat and dairy goat and lama must have completed the Livestock Quality Assurance and Ethics workshop. Certification is required prior to county fair qualifying show and is good for three fair seasons. The level of training required is determined by the grade of the youth at the time the training takes place.

These are the area trainings on the schedule so far:

  • January 27th in Waseca County
  • March 24th in Mower County
  • June 9th in Steele County

If you cannot make one of the LQA&E trainings listed above, it is your responsibility to attend another county’s training.

Youth need LQA&E if...

  • Their last training is 2015 or older.
  • Are 6th grade and older and want to go to state fair.
  • Show swine. All youth showing swine must take LQA&E (3rd grade and up).

You do NOT need to take the LQA&E training in 2018 if:

  • You are ONLY exhibiting horse and/or dog
  • You are a Cloverbud
  • You will NOT be exhibiting any livestock at the 2018 Mower County Fair (beef, dairy, goat, lama, poultry, rabbit, sheep, and/or swine)
  • You will NOT be exhibiting any livestock at the 2018 Minnesota State Fair 4-H Livestock Encampment.
  • Youth in Grades 3-5 who will be exhibiting at the Mower County Fair only – You are, however, strongly encouraged to take the training.

Check out the MN 4-H LQA&E page to see a schedule of trainings: http://www.extension.umn.edu/youth/mn4-H/projects/animal-science/lqae/ Keep checking this website as it is updated frequently. Please contact the Extension Office to check if you need training for this year.

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