The Ohio State Fair requires all market beef entered in the 2019 Ohio State Fair to have individual DNA samples taken from each animal that may potentially be entered. These DNA samples must be in the possession of the Ohio State Fair by January 15. Youth need to contact OSF directly to request the sample collection kit.
Attached is a document containing sample collection instructions. Please read the attached instructions that will be a part of each sample collection kit, and contact Stacey French, Agricultural Department at the Ohio State Fair, if you have any questions. Stacey’s phone number is 614.644.4049 and email is S.French@expo.ohio.gov.
Also note that youth showing at any of the BEST sanctioned shows must have EID tags in their calves prior to the first show in which they exhibit. BEST shows prior to the January 15 deadline to submit samples to OSF include: Heart of It All, November 24-25, Lima; AGR Holiday Classic, December 8-9, Columbus; and Scarlet & Gray Midwest Showdown, January 5-6, Springfield.