Meat Animal Project

Mission Statement:

The primary objective of the Dunn County Meat Animal Project is to encourage and educate livestock producers to improve their programs in the production, breeding and management of high-quality meat that will more adequately meet processing requirements and provide wholesome, nutritious and palatable meat as a food for the consumer.

~It is a privilege, not a right, to be in the Dunn County Meat Animal Project.~

Entry Rules

Carefully read the 2015 Meat Animal Project Rules to make sure you know how to enter your Meat Animal.


Weigh-ins are held a the Dunn County Rec Park in the Small Animal building.  Dates are listed below.  To help weigh-in go smoothly, please bring the entry form to weigh-in.  Copies are available at the Extension office if you are unable to print a copy.

Beef -2/14/2015 – 9am

Sheep – 4/11/2015 – 9am  

Forms – See the Forms Page for more information

Start filling out your project expense form now!

Exhibitors are required to turn in three educational points.

Animals to be sold must have a Country of Origin Affidavit accompany them to the fair. This is a USDA requirement, and a Dunn County Fair policy.

COOL (Country of Origin) Form Instructions

COOL (Country of Origin) Form

Rule Exceptions or Protests

If you need to request a rule exception, or wish to protest a project-related decision, fill out and submit one of the following forms to the Meat Animal Committee Secretary:

Meat Animal Quality Assurance

All exhibitors showing swine must obtain Meat Animal Quality Assurance certification prior to the fair.

How can youth meet the MAQA requirements?

  • For MAQA certification, youth age brackets are: Beginner 8-11; Intermediate 12-14; Advanced 15-19.
  • Youth in all age brackets can attend an annual meeting.  This will be offered in Dunn County sometime in May or June.  Youth can also attend MAQA meetings in surrounding counties.  See the state website (below) for a detailed list of other MAQA trainings offered.  MAQA meetings satisfies the requirement for one year.
  • Youth in the Intermediate and Advanced age brackets can study for and take an MAQA exam.  The certification is good until the youth enters the next age bracket.  Contact the Extension Office to  schedule a date and time to take the exam.   Your high-school Ag teacher or FFA advisor may also be able to administer exams.
  • Once completed, youth are entered into the Wisconsin MAQA database by the certified trainer.

Meat Animal Project Committee:



State-wide information

For information on MAQA offerings across the state, check out the WI MAQA page:

For other state-related Youth Livestock information, check out the 4-H Youth Livestock website:

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