Beef Projects

Youth Beef Project Webinar 2022

Do you know any youth who are interested in taking beef projects but don’t know much about beef? Or know of any youth who have, but would like to learn more? Anyone interested in learning about beef projects are welcome to attend these webinars and learn from educated individuals about beef! To learn more see attached flyer!


Here are the correct show and crowning start times for Morgan County Fair 2022. (please disregard the last page of the schedule for shows on Tuesdays the fair book)

There has been some miscommunication so for clarification these are the CORRECT times.

Tuesday, September 6th

9:30am Junior Dairy Goat Show

9:30 am Junior Rabbit Show

4:30pm Royalty Crowning

6pm Junior Fair Sheep Show

Wednesday, September 7th

9 am Junior Fair Horse Show

10 am Junior Fair Meat Goat Show

7 pm Junior Fair Swine Show

Thursday, September 8th

9 am Junior Fair Beef Showmanship, followed by Junior Fair Beef Breeding Show

9:30 am Junior Fair Poultry Show

5 pm Junior Fair Market Beef Show (feeder calves, dairy beef feeders, market beef)

Friday, September 9th

10 am Junior Fair Dairy Show

6 pm All Around Showman Contest

Saturday, September 10th

9:30am Parade

11 am Sale

Do not forget to complete your DUNF Forms, due Tuesday the 6th! Another post talked more in depth about this.

We wish everyone luck at the Morgan County Fair!


Market Steer Check-in

It is that time of the year again! There was a letter sent out to all previous or potential exhibitors planning on showing a market steer at the 2022 Morgan County Fair.

Here is a reminder for those interested. Market steer tag-in/weigh-in will be Saturday, December 18 from 8:00-10:00am at the fairgrounds. If an exhibitor wishes to take a carcass steer, they will need to let someone know on that day. If an exhibitor plans to exhibit at the Ohio State Fair, DNA samples will be taken.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the OSU Extension office or a Senior Fair Board member.

How to be the BEST

BEST (Beef Exhibitor Show Total) is a youth program of the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association (OCA) that recognizes Ohio’s junior beef exhibitors for participation and placings through a series of sanctioned cattle shows that include showmanship competitions.

The BEST program is coordinated by a committee that is appointed by the OCA board of directors. BEST provides an environment for friendly competition and success while serving as an opportunity to create the next generation of leaders by educating juniors on beef industry issues, promoting family membership and participation in the OCA and rewarding the successful accomplishments and hard work of Ohio’s young cattlemen. Additional areas of opportunity are offered through BEST with Junior Representative positions, scholarships and a photography competition for participants to showcase their talent.


The BEST program includes the Stockmanship Division to allow exhibitors with or without cattle to showcase their talent outside of the ring by expanding their knowledge of cattle and the industry. This division is sponsored by the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation.

The Stockmanship contests for this year are as follows:

  • Prepared Speaking, Scarlet & Gray Midwest Showdown – Saturday, Jan. 8
  • Salesmanship, The Weekend Spectacular – Saturday, Jan. 22
  • Cattlemen’s Challenge Competition (OCA’s version of a skill-a-thon), Clark County Cattle Battle – Saturday, Jan. 29
  • Fitting Contest, DTS Cupid Classic – Friday, Feb. 11
  • Judging Contest, Ohio Beef Expo – Friday, March 18

All of this information and much more is also available on our website at WWW.OHIOCATTLE.ORG/BEST.

Beef Tag-In – Reminder!

This is a reminder that Beef Tag-In is Saturday, December 21st

from 8 – 10am at the Morgan County Fairgrounds!

Snow date will be Saturday, December 28th same time and place.

Beef Tag-In

This is a reminder that Beef Tag-In is Saturday, December 21st from 8 – 10am at the Morgan County Fairgrounds!