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2024 Market beef Tag-in and Animal IDENTIFICATION

The Union County Jr. Fair Committee is holding market beef Animal Identification (ID) for 2024 in the online platform “FairEntry”.   This is for the Market Steer/Heifer Show at the Union County Fair

THERE WILL BE NO MARKET BEEF SHOW (Market Steers, Market Heifers) at THE RICHWOOD INDEPENDENT FAIR IN 2023.  A Beef Feeder class will still be available at the Richwood Independent Fair in 2024.   

This is for Market Beef only.  Dairy feeders will have tag in later in the spring.

The deadline to tag your animal and submit the online Animal ID is 4 pm January 8, 2024.  Please use the links below for additional information and for instructions on how to complete the online Animal ID.

If you will be using tags issued by the Extension Office, the tags can be picked up Monday - Thursday December 18 – 21, 27-28, OR January 2 - 4 between the hours of 8 and 4:30. If an after- hours pick up is needed, please call our office in advance to request tags be left in the dropbox. Our office is closed December 25-26 and January 1.


Union County Jr. Fair Market Beef Information 2024

2024 Market Beef Fair Entry Animal ID Instructions


Union County Fair:

2024 Union County Fair Livestock Requirement Summary

Animal Identification Email (sent 4/17/24)

Exhibitors who will be exhibiting Dairy Feeders, Market Goats, Market Lambs, Market Hogs or BEEF FEEDERS at the Union County Fair are required to have their animals in their possession by May 1.

Please read instructions listed above and then


Richwood Fair:

Richwood Junior Fair is once again using online identification of market livestock.  The information below applies to Dairy Feeders, Market Goats, Market Lambs, Swine, and Beef Feeders being shown at the Richwood Independent Fair.

The registration deadline is Midnight Tuessday, June 4 for Lamb, Goat, Swine, and Dairy Feeders. 

The registration deadline for Beef Feeder is Midnight Monday, August 1.

Please review the instructions attached below for information needed to register your animal.  Once you've gathered the necessary information, click on the appropriate specie link to register your animal(s).

2024 Richwood Fair Market Livestock Online Identification Instructions

2024 RIF Dairy Feeder Identification

2024 RIF Goat Identification

2024 RIF Lamb Identification

2024 RIF Swine Identification

2024 RIF Beef Feeder Identification