Meat Animal Project (MAP)


MAP News

Below are the data documents from awards nights. These documents may be helpful when completing your record book.


Dairy Beef:




Youth Quality Care Assurance program is required for every youth wanting to sell an animal in the Youth & Dairy Livestock Auction at the Jefferson County Fair. Currently, there is a $3 cost for YQCA Face to Face or “Instructor-Led Training”. 4-H’ers may take YQCA through online interactive modules for $12. Youth must pre-register and pay with a credit card at .

YQCA Face to Face or “Instructor-Led Training” Events:

  • Please check back for 2019 dates.


MAP Committee Contacts

 Position Name Phone
Beef Representative, Adult Scott Keppen** 920-988-2306
Beef Representative, Adult Ryan Issacsen 262-503-4337
Beef Representative, Youth Hannah Allen** 262-901-5242
Beef Representative, Youth Trevor Messmer** 920-648-8695
Sheep Representative, Adult Lisa Small** (Treasurer) 920-285-7204
Sheep Representative, Adult Mandy Knapp 920-253-5761
Sheep Representative, Youth Samantha Semrau** 920-397-8002
Sheep Representative, Youth Jadyn Krause** 608-212-2161
Swine Representative, Adult Tim Ball** (Vice Chair) 262-337-1147
Swine Representative, Adult Rachel Thom (Chair) 920-728-5144
Swine Representative, Youth  Clara Ball** 262-949-4927
Swine Representative, Youth  Emma Statz** (Secretary) 920-988-8402
Dairy Representative, Adult Linda Wright** (Reporter) 920-253-9398
Dairy Representative, Youth Haden Hartwig** 920-728-1249
Member-at-Large Brandon Thom 920-650-7388
FFA Representative Vacant
Business Representative Vacant

** Terms expire in 2019.

MAP Data Log

The MAP Data Log is updated when documents are turned into the UW-Extension Office. This log is to help members understand which documents still need to be turned in.

2018-2019 MAP Data Log

MAP Calendar

Start of the new MAP year (2017-2018) for earning education points Sheep & Swine recording errors due
Beef Project Kick-Off Meeting
All Grades; 6:30-7:30 p.m.
UW-Extension Office
Record Book Training
6 p.m., UW-Extension Office
Beef WLIC DNA Postmark Deadline (if applicable) YQCA Activity Night
6:30 p.m., UWEX Office
Beef Weigh-In (9-10:30 a.m.) at Fair Park
Project Agreement Forms Due
Last day to complete educational points. Point cards due to UWEX by 4 p.m.
Beef Weigh-in Recording Errors Due Buyer Cards due to UWEX
Swine Project Kick-Off Meeting
All members 6:30-7:30 p.m. @ Activity Center, Fair Park
Youth notified of sale eligibility by letter from MAP Committee
Sheep Project Kick-Off Meeting
All Grades; 6:30-7:30 p.m.
UW-Extension Office
Weigh-ins, ultrasound and grading for 2018 Jefferson County Fair
MAP Camp – UWEX Office
Additional Details coming soon!
Jefferson County Fair
 4-H Project enrollments and changes MUST be done – Notify UWEX Office 2018 Youth & Dairy Livestock Auction (MAP Sale) at Fair
 Project Learning Day for Beef, Sheep, Swine & Dairy
8-12:15 p.m.
Fair Park
MAP Awards Night
Fair Park – MAP Sale Arena
6:30 p.m.
Sheep & Swine DNA Postmark Deadline (if applicable)
Project Agreements Forms Due
Thank You Notes due to UWEX Office by 4 p.m.
Sheep Weigh-in (1-2 p.m.)
Project Agreement Forms Due
Project Record Books due to the UWEX Office by 4 p.m.

MAP Handbook, By-Laws, & MAP Agreement

Educational Opportunities


Kick-Off Meetings – 1 point

Members and a parent or guardian are encouraged to attend the Species Kick Off meetings to gain a better understanding of the rules and due dates for each species. New rules and changes will be announced at the Kick-Off meetings each year.

Other Opportunities for Points

Events not listed below must be pre-approved by the committee in order for them to count as points.  Please contact the committee chairperson or the Extension Office before the monthly committee meeting to have your event approved. All educational points must be completed and approved by May 31, 2018.

1 point events

  • Record Book Training (encouraged for first year members) – 1 point
  • MAP Activity Night (same materials as MAP Camp)
  • Club Meat Animal Project Meeting – max 2 points
  • Fitting and Showing Clinic (Nasco, FS, Animart, etc) – max 2 points
  • Livestock or Meat Judging Clinic
  • MAP Committee Meeting – 1 point max
  • Sheep & Wool Festival Skillathon, Sweepstakes or Showing – max 2 points
  • Breed Association Field Days (Hereford Farm Tour) – max 1 point
  • Weigh-In Help – max 2 points
  • Fair Ultrasound Help – max 2 points
  • Livestock Camp Help – max 2 points
  • Project Learning Day for Large Animals – 1 point per species; max 2 points
  • Carcass Clinic – 1 point
  • Meats Lab – 1 point

2 point events

  • MAP Camp
  • Participate in Premier Exhibitor Contest at State Fair – 2 point for 1st specie; 1 point after
  • WLBA quiz and Skillathon Contest
  • Meats Judging Team (must participate in contest)
  • Livestock Judging Team (must participate in contest)
  • Beef, sheep or swine shows (excluding all Jr. County Fairs & State Fair) – 6 point max
  • Participate in World Beef Expo Sweepstakes
  • Livestock Quiz Bowl
  • Leadership Roles (example – teaching a clinic, breed ambassador)
  • Area Animal Science Days

3 point events

  • Herd management – breeding through finishing (your MAP species)

No. of Point = Credit Times 4

  • School Classes – Animal Science, Ag Exploration class (livestock, meats), crop/feed

Dairy Judging, World Dairy Expo, Dairy Bowl and Project Animal Sales are a few items that are not included and do not count for points in the MAP Project.

Record Books

  1. If you were in the 2016 MAP Project last year (those who sold or even those who weighed in, but did not sell), you must have turned in a completed record book by September 7, 2017. Your required record book must be completed for the specie of your sale animal. It is not required that you create a record book for each animal or each specie you exhibited.
  2. Record books must be turned in complete. If your record book is deemed incomplete, the MAP Committee will review your record book as a committee. Members who turn in record books that are not complete will sell at the END OF THE SALE. Examples of an incomplete record books may include but is not limited to:
    1. Must contain ALL required signatures.
    2. All information must be completed (all filled in).
    3. Written information must be legible.
    4. If you score a 15 or under, your record book will be considered incomplete.
  3. If you weighed in an animal (beef = December, sheep = April, swine = April) and/or DNA tagged an animal and choose not to sell it and/or show it at the Fair, you must still turn in a and choose not to sell it and/or show it at the fair, you must still turn in a Record Book to participate in the MAP project and sale in the following year. Record Books for 2017-18 are due September 7, 2018 by 4:00 pm.

Record Books (All record books due to UW-Extension Office by 4 p.m. on Sept. 7, 2018)

Buyer Information

It is the member’s responsibility to talk with prospective buyers and invite them to attend the sale. Each member planning to participate in the meat animal project sale is encouraged to promote the MAP sale by turning in signed buyer cards to the UW-Extension Office by June 8, 2018.

Additional Resources

The Meat Animal Project Committee receives educational support from the 4-H Youth Development Agent and the UW-Extension, Jefferson County Office, 864 Collins Road, Jefferson, WI 53549. When you have any questions regarding your meat animal project, contact one of the committee members or the UW-Extension Office. The UW-Extension office may choose to contact a committee member with your question. Your UW-Extension contact is Kim at You may also call the office at 920-674-7297.

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