Jr. Beef Barn . . . Last minute Updates from the Superintendents!

Dear Fairfield Co. Beef Exhibitors and Families,

Thanks to Horn Farms for sponsoring the mulch in the Beef Barn!

With this note we wanted to give you another update as we prepare to move into Fair this weekend. We hope this answers any questions that remain.

First, the mulch has arrived. Once again, we need to thank Horn Farms (4455 Lancaster-Thornville Road, Pleasantville 43148), the Kevin & Tim Horn families for sponsoring the beef barn this year and providing all the mulch. It will be placed in the barn prior to 5 p.m. on Thursday when you are welcome to begin moving tack into place.

The stalling map is not yet complete but will be prior to Thursday at 5 p.m. and will also be posted for you to see on the BAND app. We will be utilizing the BAND App again this year for show day communication as well with any other information that needs to be sent out before, during or after the show. If you do not presently have this app, go to your app store and download the Band App and then search “Fairfield County Fair Beef Barn”. If you have any problems, contact Desirae.

Check-in Saturday, October 8, will be handled the same as it was last year.

Market steers/heifers including the carcass steers/heifers will be weighed and checked in anytime between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. (yes, we know the Jr Fair Book was published with two different times). After weighing, steers/heifers entered in the ‘carcass contest’ will then be scanned.

DUNF forms for each market animal must be submitted on-line by noon on Friday, October 7. On-line access to the DUNF is here: go.osu.edu/fairfieldDUNF

If you plan to pull a market steer or heifer from the sale and take it home, you must declare this at the scale by submitting the proper ‘take home’ paperwork that may be picked up in the Jr. Fair Office on October 8. Find more detail linked here.

If you are participating in the Beef Performance and Carcass Quality show (aka: the carcass contest) and have more than one market beef animal, you must declare at the scales which animal is your carcass entry. They will be scanned immediately after coming off the scales.

During the same time frame (2 p.m.-5 p.m.) feeder calves and crossbred (non-registered) breeding heifers will be weighed.

After the scales close at 5 p.m all registered breeding heifers will have their tattoos checked against the registration papers that you previously uploaded during Fair Entry.

If you have a Bred Born and Raised steer/heifer, please confirm with Desirae that the market steer or heifer is correctly marked and that the breeder is correct.

There will be an exhibitor meeting at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 8th, 2022. The place is yet to be determined. At this meeting the show order will be reviewed, and some housekeeping items will be addressed. During the meeting cheeseburger coupons good at the Cattlemen’s Steak Trailer, compliments of Jay & Lois Anne Picklesimer (6270 Indian Run Road, Pleasantville 43148), will be passed out to exhibitors and the Fairfield County Cattlemen will be providing pizza for exhibitors and their families. In addition, the Cattlemen will also be bringing donuts for the exhibitors prior to the show on Tuesday morning. (If you’d like to thank the Cattlemen for their support, send to FCCA, 10685 Busey Road, Canal Winchester 43110).

Also, at this meeting, the Sr. Fairboard will be randomly selecting market beef animals to be DNA tested. At the conclusion of the meeting DNA will be collected on those animals selected. At the conclusion of their respective shows, the top 5 market beef animals AND top 5 feeder calves will also be DNA tested with samples being collected prior to leaving the ring.

If you have any questions or concerns as you prepare to move into the Fair please contact Desirae at 740.503.9773 or Matt at 740.415.8837.


Matt Henwood & Desirae Logsdon
Fairfield County Jr Fair Beef Superintendents

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