Market Hog Tags Available

Official Adams County Fair market hog ear tags may be picked up at the Extension Office during regular business hours beginning Monday, March 8. The office is open by appointment on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.  Please call the office at 937-544-2339 to schedule pick up of tags.  If you call ahead to make prior arrangements tags can be picked up on Wednesday or Friday during regular business hours.  An advisor, friend, or parent may pick up forms and tags. You do not have to pick them up yourself.

The possession deadline for market hogs is April 15. Again in 2021 exhibitors will submit their pictures and information using an electronic form.  The form located at https://go.osu.edu/markethog21 asks for information regarding identification, possession, age and photographs of your animal and should be completed in its entirety by April 15.

When tagging your market hog, please be sure the button goes on the inside of the hog’s ear with the tag on the back side.  Please tag the animal’s left ear.

We will also be distributing the ractopamine free affidavit for producers and exhibitors.  If you purchase your market hogs, please be sure to have this form completed by the breeder.  You will submit the ractopamine free affidavit at fair check in on Monday morning of the fair.  These forms can be found at adams.osu.edu as well.

 

Adams County Jr Fair Quality Assurance Dates

Youth planning to show livestock at the 2021 Adams County Jr Fair or Ohio State Fair must complete Assuring Quality Care of Animals training or test out no later than 45 days before the start of exhibition.  This year we are offering virtual Quality Assurance training via Zoom on several dates and a limited number of in-person trainings.  Pre-registration is required for all Zoom and  In-Person Quality Assurance trainings.  To register visit https://go.osu.edu/21QA and select the session you plan to attend. Please make your best effort to attend the training you register for as spaces are limited.  The following opportunities are available:

Zoom

Tuesday, March 30 at 7 p.m.

Tuesday, April 13 at 7 p.m.

Wednesday, April 28 at 5 p.m.

Wednesday, May 12 at 5 p.m.

In-Person – Limited Attendance

Saturday, April 10 at 9 a.m. – Livestock Clinic

Thursday, April 15 at 5:30 or 7:15 p.m. – Rabbit Clinic

Wednesday, May 5 at 7 p.m. – Drive In

Test Out

Wednesday, March 31 at 2:15 p.m. – North Adams High School

Friday, April 2 at 2:45 p.m. – Manchester High School

Monday, April 19 at 2 p.m. – West Union High School

Online YQCA – $12 fee. 

http://yqca.org – Online YQCA training is once again an option for Adams County youth.  There is a $12 fee associated with this online training.  YQCA must also be completed a minimum of 45 days prior to the fair to be accepted.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact the office at 937-544-2339 or email Kristy at watters.92@osu.edu.