Fairfield County Junior Fair Photos

Our office staff took some snapshots during fair week last week along with the help of our Junior Fair Board Members. You can find these photos on our Facebook Page by clicking here.

Additionally, we expect to have the link for photos taken by Blackberry Photography sometime next week! Please note that the Sale Committee hires Blackberry Photography to only take photos of exhibitors who are participating in the Livestock Sale for the thank you placards given to buyers.

Best of Luck to all Junior Fair Exhibitors!

From all of us at the Extension Office, we wish all Junior Fair Exhibitors the best of luck next week at the fair! We know that the 2020 fair will look and feel different, but we hope that you have a memorable, fun experience next week. 4-H and FFA projects and activities are truly one of a kind and we are so proud of each of you who have stuck with your projects during this challenging year. You have found ways to make a tough situation better for yourself, your family, and those around you by be a part of the 4-H and FFA programs. See you next week!

Junior Fair Office – Closed to the Public, visit us at the Window!

The Junior Fair Office will be closed to the public this year. We will be happy to assist you from the sliding glass window that is located at the east side of the building. The Junior Fair Office is located on the southeast corner of the Feeder Creek Vet Show Arena.

Junior Fair Office Hours will be as follows:

  • Saturday, October 10th – Closed
  • Sunday, October 11th – Open 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Monday, October 12th – Open 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, October 13th – Open 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 14th – Open 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The Junior Fair Office will also be closed on Thursday and Friday due to the Livestock Sale. The office will be open for livestock sale buyers with a limited number of people allowed in the office at one time on sale days. Please be patient as we help each individual and we will be with you as soon as possible!

2020 Beef Barn Setup

For those stalling in the beef barn, please see the attached photo of the Beef Barn layout. Please be courteous of pen space marked off by the Beef Superintendents and do not move stall cards. Please direct questions to the Beef Superintendents, Chris Turner or Brandon Thomas.

Swine Exhibitors: Paperwork required at weigh-in

The following forms must be turned in at Swine Weigh-In:

DUNF Forms:

  • DUNF forms are required for market and MQP hogs.
  • DUNF forms should be completed as close to fair weigh-in as possible to ensure the information submitted is correct.
  • Exhibitors need to submit a DUNF for EACH animal.
  • DUNF forms must be completed online BEFORE weigh-in: http://go.osu.edu/fairfielddunf.
    • Exhibitors will receive an email receipt after submitting their online DUNF form.
    • Exhibitors will be asked to show a copy of this receipt (with exhibitor name and tag number) for each animal at weigh-in. This can be done by printing off the email receipt or showing the Show Committee the email receipt on a smartphone.
    • If an exhibitor submits an online DUNF in error (i.e. incorrect species, incorrect tag number), they must notify Leslie Cooksey (25@osu.edu) and submit a new DUNF with the correct information.

Take Home Form: must be turned in before the hog leaves the scale.

“No Ractopamine/Paylean” Affidavit: must be turned in at weigh-in for ALL market hogs.

Back Tags and Wristbands – Check with your Advisor!

Backtags have been laminated thanks to Fitzpatrick Enterprises and they will be picked up by your club advisor from the Senior Fair Office. Youth will get one backtag number regardless of the number of organizations they are part of (multiple clubs/chapter) and will need to use this the entire week of fair when they are showing.

Wristbands have been organized by club/chapter and will be picked up by your club advisor from the Senior Fair Office. Any questions regarding wristbands should be directed to the Senior Fair Office at 740-653-3041.

Please check with your advisor to receive these items.

Showmanship Sign-up for Junior Fair – Online NOW!

Showmanship Sign-ups – these will also be completed online this year. There is a deadline to sign-up that is different for specie. If an exhibitor misses their deadline, have them talk to the specie superintendent to see if they can be added late. We have a cutoff time prior to their show day so that we can pull the report, sort by age, and get this to the superintendent as soon as possible to prepare for their show. The direct link for signing up for showmanship is: http://go.osu.edu/fc2020showmanship

DUNF: Drug Use Notification Forms – Now Online and MUST be completed before WEIGH-IN!

DUNF Forms – These will be completed online this year. I would suggest that exhibitors should not fill them out until as close to weigh-in/move-in day as possible to ensure the information is correct and their market/lactating animal is drug free moving into fair. The link to the online DUNF Form is in each of the 2020 Specie Documents (http://go.osu.edu/2020fairinfo). A direct link to the DUNF is: http://go.osu.edu/fairfielddunf. If someone submits a form with errors, please have them contact Leslie Cooksey at cooksey.25@osu.edu so we can delete that record and they will be asked to submit a new form.

Online DUNF Instructions – Fairfield

Market Poultry exhibitors will not have identification until fair weigh-in for their birds. Please put TBD in the identification field and we will update your form after weigh-in.

Facebook Lives for Junior Fair Updates: Recordings for the week of October 4th

Daily 4-H and Junior Fair updates from 4-H Educators, Leslie Cooksey and Aubry Fowler as we approach the fair for the week of October 4th. The videos from last week can be reviewed by clicking on this link.

October 4th update includes:

  • MQP Lambs
  • Poultry Barn Setup
  • Swine Showmanship Time Change

October 5th update includes:

  • Poultry and Other Livestock Sale Clarifications

October 6th (first video) update includes:

  • Hog Pet Setup in the L barn

October 6th (second video) update includes:

  • School Letters
  • Outstanding 4-Her Recognition

October 7th (first video) update includes:

  • Super Showmanship Contest
  • Livestock Judging Contest
  • No Premier Exhibitor for Meat/Market Goats

October 7th (second video) update includes:

  • Round Cattle Barn Setup for the Alpaca and Dairy Cattle Show Committees

October 8th (first video) update includes:

  • 4-H crops and gardening drop off on Saturday
  • FFA still project judging
  • Cakes/Pies/Candies Judging

October 8th (second video) update includes:

  • Health and Safety Guidelines

October 10th update includes:

  • Agenda for Sunday – note that the correct location for the dairy feeder weigh-in is the Round Cattle Barn (not the AAA Building as Leslie accidentally stated in the video)!