Important Info for July 8th Tagging of Dairy Feeders, Market Goats, Market/MQP Hogs, Market/MQP Lambs

The Fairfield County Agriculture Society will be conducting the Junior Fair Livestock Tagging for the 2023 Junior Fair on Saturday July 8th, 2023, on the Fairgrounds. Exhibitors must tag in (and in some species also weigh in) on that day to be eligible to show at the 2023 Junior Fair in October. Exhibitors can bring their own animals, or they can be transported by anyone to the Fairgrounds that day as long as you provide the required information to the person bringing your animals. You do not have to be present that day.

  • 4-H members must be enrolled in the respective 4-H project to be eligible to tag in that specie on July 8th. Additionally, FFA members must have an active SAE Project with their FFA Chapter for their respective project/specie. 4-H and FFA members must be members of good standing in their 4-H Club/FFA Chapter to be eligible to tag/weigh-in as well as exhibit livestock for the Fairfield County Junior Fair.
  • All market animals will be family tagged and any member of the family can show any animal tagged. As defined in Ohio Administrative Code 901-19-01, “Family” means the immediate family of an exhibitor, including but not limited to the exhibitor’s parent, stepparent, foster parent, grandparent, step-grandparent, foster grandparent, brother, sister, step-brother, step-sister, half-brother, half-sister, son, daughter, step-son, step-daughter, or guardian.
  • No tagging will be performed after the designated weigh-in/tag-in day except as listed in Rule 23 of the General Rules.
  • Refer to Specie Rules in the Junior Fair Book on the number of animals you can tag in per specie.
  • All market animals will be tagged with an EID 840 tag. If an animal currently has an EID 840 tag in place, this tag will be used as the official fair identification.
  • All sheep and goats must be properly identified with an official USDA scrapie tag and exhibitors will continue to submit complete Scrapie Tag identification at tagging.
  • All dairy beef feeders will continue to submit a DNA sample for identification purposes at the Dairy Beef Feeder Calf weigh-in in July.

Tag-in Times:

  • MQP/Market Swine; 7 a.m. till 12 Noon
  • MQP/Market Lambs; 8 until 10:30 a.m.
    • MQP/Market Lamb Exhibitors: Please review this additional page for scheduling your appointment time(s) for tagging. Please note, lambs and goats are the only species scheduling appointment times for tagging/weigh-in: MQP/Market Lamb Tagging – Schedule a time! Deadline to reserve an appointment time is NOON on Friday, July 7th.
  • Dairy Feeders; 8 until 10:30 a.m.
  • Market Goats: 8 until 10:30 a.m.
    • Market Goat Exhibitors: Please review this additional page for scheduling your appointment time(s) for tagging. Please note, lambs and goats are the only species scheduling appointment times for tagging/weigh-in: Market Goat Tagging – Schedule a time! Deadline to reserve an appointment time is NOON on Friday, July 7th.

It is strongly recommended that if you have species that are scheduling appointments, that you schedule these species and tag these species FIRST and then get in line for the non-scheduled species. Please allow 15-20 minutes between appointment times if you are scheduling for sheep AND goats.

Please enter through the main gate off Fair Avenue and all tagging/weigh-ins will take place on the north side of the track. Once you are on the grounds you can have your animals tagged at the following locations:

  • MQP/Market Swine:
    • Market only will stay on the trailer.
    • Barrows that may be participating in the MQP Barrow Program will weigh in the Swine Barn. Please stay in the right hand lane as you go between the L Barn (Horse Barn) and Swine Barn.
  • MQP/Market Lambs:
    • Market only will stay on the trailer (if possible).
    • Trailers will enter the south side of the AAA Building and exit the north side.
    • Proceed to Wilson Avenue exit if no other animals need to be tagged.
    • Lambs that may be participating in the MQP Lamb Program will weigh in the AAA Building.
  • Dairy Feeders:
    • Trailers will enter the west end of the Beef Barn and exit the east end. Proceed to High Street/SR 37 gate to exit.
    • All dairy feeders will weigh/tag in the Beef Barn.
  • Market Goats:
    • All market goats will be tagged beside the Shelter House on the trailer (if possible).
    • Trailers will stay to the right while in line (to allow for Dairy Feeder trailers to exit).
    • Proceed to High Street/SR 37 gate to exit.

Livestock Housing Forms for these species will be accepted at each tagging location. Please be sure to turn in this form directly to the specie Superintendent.

The 2023 Fairfield County Junior Fair Book is now available. Please be sure to read all rules related to your specie(s).

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