State Fair Livestock Nominations & DNA Envelopes Due June 15


Animal exhibitors (4-H ages 9–18, FFA ages 10–21) are eligible to participate at the Nebraska State Fair regardless of county fair placing. By Thursday, June 15: breeding and market livestock nominations must be entered and paid at (step-by-step instructions are at and DNA envelopes must be submitted to the Extension office.

Pick up tags and DNA envelopes from the Extension office. 4-H drop box will be used to distribute tags and DNA envelopes after hours. To request tags or DNA envelopes, contact the Lancaster County Extension office at 402-441-7180. Submit completed DNA envelopes to Extension office during open hours (M–F, 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.), or after hours, place in the Extension Drop Box (use the locked, silver mailbox within).

New in 2023 for State Fair: Each 4-H/FFA livestock project must have a DNA envelope submitted and a $7 nomination paid on Show Stock Manager by June 15. This includes feeder calves, and all market and breeding livestock for ALL SPECIES (excluding rabbits and poultry). With this update, livestock animals will automatically be eligible for both breeding and market. By Thursday, Aug. 10, 8 p.m. 4-H/FFA youth or their families must submit their final animal entries in ShoWorks online at For more information, go to