Beef Steer Tags for the Eaton County Fair will be at the Caledonia Farmers Elevator Charlotte starting February 1st 2022, please ask for Lisa Shilling in the main office. We will be doing the same as in the past. Please pick up your tags and the form. Please only take as many as you need. Then fill out the form, take a picture (make sure there is one showing the tag) and email the information to Crystal Kebler and Lisa Shilling. All Beef Steer tag-in forms and pitures are due on February 28, 2022.
If you have any questions, please call Crystal Kebler at 517-667-8087 or Lisa Shilling 269-209-0045
**If you would like to make other arrangements to pick up your tags or are unable to visit Lisa Shilling at Caledonia Farmers Elevator Charlotte your tags, please contact Lisa Shilling at 269-209-0045. Caledonia Farmers Elevator Charlotte is located at 2166 E Clinton Trail, Charlotte, MI 48813.
Dairy Market Steers:
DAIRY MARKET STEERS: Leaders or Parents of Exhibitors will need to pick-up ear tags from Caledonia Farmers Elevator Charlotte located at 2166 E. Clinton Trail, Charlotte, MI 48813. Tags will be available starting on February 1, 2022. Please ask for Lisa Shilling in the office. Note: Dairy steers that were shown as feeders last year can keep in tag and use it.
DAIRY MARKET STEERS: One tag per animal will need to be placed in the right ear of the animal by February 28, 2022. Forms and photos are due February 28, 2022.
DAIRY FEEDERS: Feeder tag-in will be postponed until a later date. Once tags become available, Leaders or Parents of Exhibitors will need to pick-up ear tags from Caledonia Farmers Elevator Charlotte located at 2166 E. Clinton Trail, Charlotte, MI 48813. Please ask for Lisa Shilling in the office.
DAIRY FEEDERS: One tag per animal will need to be placed in the right ear of the animal. Forms and photos will be due at a date to be announced. Vaccination paper work must be turned in on June 1 along with dairy market pen request form.
Sheep tag in will be held at the Sheep Barn at the Eaton County Fairgrounds on April 24, 2022, 1pm-4pm.
Forms and photos must be turned in by April 29, 2022. Forms, and hair sample bags can be picked up and dropped off during the following dates and times ONLY:
Friday, April 1, from 2pm – 5pm at the Extension office
Wednesday, April 6, from 9am – noon at the Extension office
Monday, April 11, from 6:30pm – 7pm at Kardel Hall (this is right before the JLA April meeting)
Tuesday, April 19, from 9am – noon at the Extension office
Monday, April 25, from 5:30pm – 6pm at Kardel Hall (this is right before the Spring Leader Update meeting)
- Friday, April 29, from 1pm – 5pm at the Extension office
Hogs must have a USDA tag (premise ID/840 tag). There will not be Eaton County Fair tags due to supply chain issues. If a tag falls out or is lost after tagging, it must be replaced with a new tag. Please notify Roger Harris or Clarence Humphrey with any tag changes.
This year we are requiring each member to provide:
Hair sample from each hog, label bag with the tag number. (Bags will be provided when you pick up tags)
Each member can tag in up to 5 hogs.
A photo of each hog that is identifiable. After tagging, submit a follow up photo with the ear tag in ear.
Each group must return all member forms, hair samples, and photos together by April 29.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Superintendent Roger Harris at
(517) 819-3410 or Assistant Superintendent Clarence Humphrey at (517) 643-4441.