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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
Goat
Poultry
Rabbit
Sheep
Swine

 

General Livestock Resources

 

Events:

General Resources and Information:

2021 Photo ID Badges - Who needs to have a picture taken this year?

  • All exhibitors with a last name beginning with A thru M.

  • All new exhibitors and new advisors (Advisor photos will now be good for three (3) years. All advisors should have had their photo taken in 2020)

  • Any exhibitor who did NOT have a badge in 2020 (member was not enrolled for 2020 or forgot to have their picture taken in 2020).

  • Everyone will receive a new ID Badge for 2021.

  • 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.

  • Junior Fair Exhbitor and Advisor Photo ID Schedule

2021 Hartford Junior Fair Livestock Sales Brochure

2021 Hartford Junior Fair Livestock/Animal Requirement Summary - Updated 4.20.21 - 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 2021 Hartford Independent Fair if they are unable to complete a Quality Assurance training by June 1, 2021.

  • 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 2021 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.

  • All QA requirements must be met by June 1. Please review the list of QA options for 2021.

Livestock Project Judging Interviews & Skillathons:  Species Skillathons WILL be held during the Hartford Fair in 2021.

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

2021 Hartford Junior Fair Livestock and Equine Forms (DUNF, United Producers Feeding Form, Ractopamine Affidavit): Information on which forms need completed for each species as well as deadlines for each species.

2021 Market Livestock Sale Photo Information

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/
  • 4-H Dairy Judging Contest - Saturday, March 20, 2021 - Shipley Dairy Farm: 9309 Reynolds Rd, Utica, OH - 10:00 am - PLEASE NOTE: For 2021Only Licking County 4-H Members who are enrolled or will be enrolled in a 4-H Dairy Project during 2021 will be allowed to participate. Also, only one adult will be able to attend with each family. There will NOT be lunch or a Quality Assurance Program provided.
  • Dairy Feeder Steer Project Clinic - Saturday, July 10, 2021 - 10:00am-Noon - Baird Arena-Sheep Barn, Hartford Fairgrounds

General Resources and Information:

2021 Hartford Fair and State Fair Market Steer/Heifer Updates - NOTE: New weigh in date: Saturday, DECEMBER 12, 2020: 8:00-11:00am - 2020 Ohio State Fair Market Steer & Heifer Identifcation Guidelines

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

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.

 

Rabbit & Poultry

Events:

  • Ohio State Fair 4-H Rabbit Quiz Bowl Contest Informational Meeting - Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - Licking County Extension Office Conference Room, 771 E. Main Street,Newark, OH.
  • Youth Rabbit and Poultry Clinic & Fun Show - Saturday, June 26, 2021 - Hartford Fairgrounds
  • Rabbit Tattooing/Registration and Poultry Banding:
    • Breeding Poultry, Senior Breeding Rabbits, and Market Turkeys: Saturday, May 1, 2021 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 10, 2021 - 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:

2021 Hartford Junior Fair Turkey Pool Order Form - Due March 5, 2021.  Mail order form with payment to: OSU Extension - Licking County Office, 771 E. Main Street, Suite 103, Newark, OH  43055

2021 Hartford Junior Fair Meat Chicken Order Form - Due by 4:00pm on Friday, April 30, 2021.  Mail or drop off order form with payment to:  OSU Extension - Licking County Office, 771 E. Main Street, Suite 103, Newark, OH  43055.

2021 Hartford Jr. Fair Meat Duck Pool Order FormDue by 4:00pm on Friday, April 30, 2021.  Mail or drop off order form with payment to:  OSU Extension - Licking County Office, 771, E. Main Street, Suite 103, Newark, OH  43055.

2021 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 1, 2021.

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).

2021 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.

Extra pages for Poultry Project: 

Swine

Events:

General Resources and Information:

2021 Hartford Fair Market Hog Update

2021 Hartford Fair Hog ID form - Due May 15, 2021 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