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Livestock Quality Assurance Materials

General Livestock Resources

Beef & Dairy Cattle

Goat & Sheep

Rabbit & Poultry

Swine

Livestock Quality Assurance Materials

Beef / dairy / dairy feeder
Dairy / Dairy Feeder - Packet presented at the dairy judging contest on March 5th
Goat
Poultry
Rabbit
Sheep - updated 5.14.22
Swine

 

General Livestock Resources

 

Events:

General Resources and Information:

2022 Photo ID Badges - Who needs to have a picture taken this year?

  • All advisors will have their photo taken in 2022. These will be taken during the advisor trainings. These photos will be good through 2024.

  • All exhibitors with a last name beginning with N thru Z.

  • All new exhibitors.

  • Any exhibitor who did NOT have a badge in 2021 (member was not enrolled for 2021 or forgot to have their picture taken in 2021).

  • Everyone will receive a NEW ID Badge for 2022.

  • Advisor badges will be issued from the Senior Fair office and Exhibitor badges will be issued from either the Junior Fair Board Office or Ramsey 4-H Center. All badges issued in a prior year cannot be used for admission to the fair and will be confiscated if presented.

  • Exhibitors will need to have thier photo taken at the Hartford Fairgrounds. Please watch the Hartford Fair website for a list of dates.

2022 Hartford Junior Fair Livestock Sales Brochure

2022 Hartford Junior Fair Livestock/Animal Requirement Summary - Updated 3.16.22 - Exhibitor information regarding exhibit limits, dates of possession, pre-fair weigh-in/tagging dates, clinics, entry deadline, and various animal and health requirements.

Livestock Quality Assurance:

  • Any Hartford Fair youth exhibitor who has not attended one approved Junior Fair Livestock Quality Assurance training will be ineligible to exhibit livestock (in the areas requiring QA training) during the 2022 Hartford Independent Fair if they are unable to complete a Quality Assurance training by June 1, 2022. To view more information and to sign up for a training, please visit HERE.

  • YQCA Training Option: If you are not able to attend one of the county Quality Assurance trainings, you can complete your Quality Assurance requirement by completing the YQCA Training.

  • All youth enrolling in a horse project for the first time during 2022 will be required to complete the Horse Safety & Ethics Program.  This program is also required of all advisors who will be working with horse projects for the first time during the coming year.  Each member is required to have a parent / guardian attend with them.  both, the youth member and parent / guardian will be required to sign in upon attend.  Youth are not eligible to show in 4-H sponsored shows (youth 4-H shows / Hartford Fair / Ohio State Fair) until this training requirement has been met.  Horse Safety & Ethics programs are offered at the same time and location as livestock quality assurance programs.

2022 Livestock Project Judging Interviews & Skillathons - updated 7.13.22

General Preventative Health Recommendations for Animals

Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) Fact Sheet for 4-H Youth Livestock Producers and Families

Ohio State Fair Livestock Requirements Brochure - information on the general requirements and guidelines for showing livestock at the Ohio State Fair in JUNIOR classes.

Project Enrollment for 4-H and FFA Members Showing Animals at the Ohio State Fair

2022 Hartford Junior Fair Livestock and Equine Forms (DUNF & United Producers Feeding Form):

Drug Use Notification Form (DUNF): : https://go.osu.edu/2022HartfordDUNF (all market animals)

United Producers Form (UPI): https://go.osu.edu/ProducerForm2022 (market steer / heifer, market goat, market lamb, dairy feeders)

2022 Hartford Junior Fair Livestock Forms

 

Additional Resources:

Ohio 4-H Animal Sciences Resource website:  Also, each species has their own Resource page with information that can help 4-H members decide if an animal project is right for them. There is also a home page and state calendar page for each species.  Click on the following individual species for the link to the Resource pages:  Companion, Dog, Rabbit, Dairy, Horse, Poultry, Livestock and Ohio 4-H PetPals.  Also, check out the State 4-H Skillathon website

Saying Thank You:  A lot of respect can be earned or lost by our ability to say thanks.  Thank you notes help our sponsors realize that the award sponsorship really means something to you.  It helps make them more interested in sponsoring next year. For help in writing that thank you note or letter click on the following link:  Thank you flyer

 

Beef & Dairy Cattle

Events:

  • 2022 Hartford Fair Steer Pool - If you are interested in participating in the 2022 Hartford Fair Steer Pool, there is an informational meeting that will be held on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 starting at 7:00pm at the Hartford Independent Fairgrounds. Please find more information here as well as at: http://steerpool.com/
  • 2022 4-H Dairy Judging Contest - Saturday, March 5, 2022 - Josh Hupp Dairy Farm: 15286 Fairground Rd., Croton, OH 43013 - 10:00 am - Only Licking County 4-H Members who plan to be enrolled in a 4-H Dairy Project during 2022 will be allowed to participate.
  • 2022 DairyPalooza - Saturday, April 30, 2022 - Wayne County Fairgrounds
  • 2022 Dairy Feeder Clinic and Show - Saturday, June 4, 2022 - Hartford Fairgrounds. Don't forget to check out these helpful tips and reminders for the clinic and show.

General Resources and Information:

2022 Hartford Fair and State Fair Market Steer/Heifer Updates - NOTE: Weigh in date: Saturday, DECEMBER 11, 2021: 8:00-11:00am

  • If bring animals to the Market Steer/Heifer weigh-in, please complete the following registration survey for EACH animal that you plan to tag and weigh-in: www.go.osu.edu/2022HartfordWeighInRegistration. Registration MUST be completed by 1:00pm on Friday, December 10, 2021.

2022 Hartford Jr. Fair Dairy Feeder Steer Information Handout

Best Management Practices for Feeder Calf 4-H Projects

 

Goat & Sheep

Events:

General Resources and Information:

National Scrapie Eradication Program:  Animal Identification and Recordkeeping Guide for Sheep and Goats

4-H Goat Projects:  Choosing Your Goat Project when Exhibiting at the Hartford Fair & Enrolling in 4-H Online - updated 3/9/22

Goat Scrapie ID Flyer - 2019 information on the national update.

Sheep Scrapie ID Flyer - 2019 information on the national update.

Link to video for how to trim a pygmy goat for shows: Grooming a African Pygmy Goat for a Show (Part 2).

Link to video for fitting a boer goat for shows: Fitting Boer Goats for A Show.

2022 Shepherds Lead Contest Form

2022 Lamb Cookoff Form

 

Rabbit & Poultry

Events:

  • 2022 Youth Rabbit and Poultry Clinic & Fun Show - Updated 5.12.22 - Saturday, June 25, 2022 - Hartford Fairgrounds: Hondros Family Beef Barn
  • Rabbit Tattooing/Registration and Poultry Banding:
    • Breeding Poultry, Senior Breeding Rabbits, and Market Turkeys: Saturday, May 7, 2022 from 10am-2pm - Hartford Fairgrounds - Rabbit Registration Form  - This form should be printed and filled out before bringing your rabbit(s) to registration.
    • Market Poultry, Market Rabbits, and Junior Breeding Rabbits: Saturday, July 9, 2022 - from 10am-2pm - Hartford Fairgrounds - Rabbit Registration Form  - This form should be printed and filled out before bringing your rabbit(s) to registration.

General Resources and Information:

2022 Hartford Junior Fair Turkey Pool Order Form - Due by 4:00pm on March 4, 2022.  Mail order form with payment to: OSU Extension - Licking County Office, 771 E. Main Street, Suite 103, Newark, OH  43055

2022 Hartford Junior Fair Meat Chicken Order Form - Due by 4:00pm on Friday, April 29, 2022.  Mail or drop off order form with payment to:  OSU Extension - Licking County Office, 771 E. Main Street, Suite 103, Newark, OH  43055.

2022 Hartford Jr. Fair Meat Duck Pool Order FormDue by 4:00pm on Friday, April 29, 2022.  Mail or drop off order form with payment to:  OSU Extension - Licking County Office, 771, E. Main Street, Suite 103, Newark, OH  43055.

2022 Bred and Raised Market Rabbit ID Form - Rule and regulations for the bred and raised class at the Hartford Fair. ID form must be returned to the fairgrounds with signatures by May 7, 2022.

Hartford Fair Poultry Classes - Information on choosing the correct poultry class at the Hartford Fair.

Poultry Resource Handout for Ohio 4-H

Ohio Livestock Care Standards for Poultry - Resource for layers, broilers, and turkeys.

Poultry Virus Info Handout

Poultry Resources Webpage  (Ohio 4-H State Website)  -  Also posted is a collection of articles called Basic Information About Chickens (143 pages).

2022 Guidelines to the 4-H Rabbit Projects - These guidelines offer a description of the purpose of each rabbit project and also list the fair tattoo/registration days.

Rabbit Registration Form - This form should be printed and filled out before bringing your rabbit(s) to registration on July 10, 2021.

Rabbit Basics for the Beginner - Click here for Fact Sheet

Poultry Resources for Ohio 4-H

Getting Started with Poultry Resources - Includes Showing Tips and Skillathon Material for Chickens, Turkeys, Ducks and Geese.

Resources/videos on showing market poultry can be found here: https://www.ohiopoultry.org/Backyard-Flocks/index.cfm#marketPoultry

  • PREPARING POULTRY FOR SHOW DAY WITH OHIO 4-H’ERS

  • ASSESSING A MARKET BIRD'S MUSCLE CONFORMATION

  • LEARNING BASIC POULTRY HANDLING TECHNIQUES

Extra pages for Poultry Project: 

Swine

Events:

General Resources and Information:

2022 Hartford Fair Market Hog Update

2022 Hartford Fair Hog ID form - Hog ID forms will be completed through an online survey in 2022 - Due May 15, 2022 to the Hartford Independent Fair Office

Minimizing Influenza Transmission during Exhibitions - Checklist for Protecting Guests, Exhibitors, an Pigs

Measures to Minimize Influenza Transmission at Swine Exhibitions

Swine Health Recommendations