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2019 Hog & Ham Schedule

January 21 - Workshop in Gainesville, required for all participants (except those who completed all of 2016 program).

March 25 - Applications for participation due.

April 1- Agents notified as to participants selected.

April 26 - 29 - Beginning weigh-in on reliable scales in County; take beginning photo of pig.

April 27 - UF Pig Selection Day.

May 1 - email with names of participants completing weigh-in.

May 13 - $70.00 registration fee due, check written to "Florida 4-H Foundation"

April 27 - August 13 - Feeding period; complete Retail Audit

August 13, Tuesday - Deliver hogs to UF Meats Lab and harvest hogs. - Optionally bring Retail Audit for review.

August 14, Wednesday - Process carcasses at UF, distant counties.

August 15, Thursday - Process carcasses at UF, nearby counties.

(Details of processing days will be specified at or after the Workshop in January. If there are less than 20 participants, all carcasses will likely be processed on August 14.)

August 23 - Project Books and Retail Audits with copies of thank you letters are due to county 4-H office.

August 30 - All Project Books and Retail Audits due to Chad Carr, University of Florida.

September 14 - Demonstration Day at University of Florida; awards presentation. Pick up cured hams, bellies, and smoked sausage links.

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