University of Florida

2018 Hog & Ham Schedule

January 15 - Workshop in Gainesville, required for all participants (except those who completed all of 2016 program).

March 23 - Applications for participation due.

March 31- Agents notified as to participants selected.

April 27 - 30 - Beginning weigh-in on reliable scales in County; take beginning photo of pig.

April 28 - UF Pig Selection Day.

April 30 - email with names of participants completing weigh-in.

May 11 - $70.00 registration fee, projected cost analysis sheet due; optionally send photos of pig/housing/feed label.

April 27 - August 14 - Feeding period; complete Retail Audit

August 14, Tuesday - Deliver hogs to UF Meats Lab and harvest hogs. - Optionally bring Retail Audit for review.

August 15, Wednesday - Process carcasses at UF, distant counties.

August 16, 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 15.)

August 20 - Project Books and Retail Audits with copies of thank you letters are due to county 4-H office.

August 24 - All Project Books and Retail Audits due to Chad Carr, University of Florida.

September 1 - Demonstration Day at University of Florida; awards presentation. Pick up cured hams, bellies, and smoked sausage links.

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