The Junior Fair Sheep Committee has added a new class for the Junior Fair Market Lamb Show for 2024. Read on for further details:
Homegrown Market Lamb Division (new for 2024)
To be eligible, entries must be born from a ewe owned by the exhibitor prior to January 1st of the current year and raised at the 4-H/FFA member’s immediate family property or family property that adjoins the exhibitor’s residence (i.e. grandparents, aunt/uncle) in Fairfield County. Proof of ownership of the ewe will be in the form of registration papers, farm Scrapie tag, or Scrapie tag with an accompanying bill of sale.
Entry must be one of the exhibitor’s junior fair market lamb projects. Lambs must be born after January 1st of the current year.
The market lamb selected to be shown in the homegrown market lamb show will be included in the general market classes.
Homegrown market lamb class will be held separately – before the general market lamb show, and only one lamb per exhibitor will be permitted to show in this class.
The top five (5) places will be selected and receive an award. The Champion Homegrown Market Lamb selected will sell 6th in the overall sale order (unless it places either Grand or Reserve Grand Champion in the general market lamb show or the exhibitor is selected as the Sheep Premier Exhibitor).
Exhibitors must complete the Homegrown Market Lamb Intent Form (http://go.osu.edu/homegrownmktlamb) as soon as possible following the birth of their Homegrown Market Lamb(s). This will notify the Sheep Committee to make a farm visit within two weeks of lambing.
**Please note that for 2024, we know that more than two weeks has likely passed since the birth of lambs that could be used for this project. If this is something you would like to do for 2024, please complete the intent form ASAP so that a farm visit can be scheduled by the committee.**
All entries must agree to a market lamb committee member(s) entering their barn/housing unit for visual inspection of animals. Failure to do so will lead to immediate disqualification.
Homegrown Market Lamb(s) must take part in June weigh-in at the fairgrounds. No exceptions.
Congratulations to the Fairfield County Fair Queen, Lily Dennis for competing in the Ohio Fair Managers Association Queen Contest. Lily reached the top 15 participants in the competition last weekend at the Ohio Fair Managers Association Convention. We are so proud of you and the positive role model you are for the Fairfield County Fair. Photo Credit: Shelly Dennis
Last weekend, Junior and Senior Fair Board members had the opportunity to attend the Ohio Fair Managers Association Convention. On Saturday, members attended various sessions and workshops related to Junior Fair learning new ideas on how to better communicate, lead, and organize events and livestock shows.
2024 Junior Fair Board Application (online application) For 4-H and FFA youth interested in serving on the Fairfield County Junior Fair Board. Membership is open to youth between the ages of 14 and 18 years old. New members must be 14 years old by October 1st of the current year to serve. Applications are due Friday, January 12th, 2024.
The Ohio Department of Agriculture, division of Animal Health – Animal Exhibitions Program, has posted the following rules to its website. As stakeholders, please read and review the proposed rules and provide comments back to the department by January 8, 2024.
You can find these rules under the “Stakeholder Review” tab of the Department’s Administrative Rule Review page. You can find the Department’s Administrative Rule Review page by visiting here.
Sent on behalf of Fairfield County Junior Fair Horse Superintendents:
Junior Fair Horse Exhibitors and 4-H/FFA Advisors,
As a Fairfield County Junior Fair horse exhibitor family, the Junior Fair Horse Superintendents are inviting you to come and talk about the 2023/2024 Horse Shows on Wednesday, December 13th, 2023, beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the Fairfield County Ag Center/OSU Extension Office. We hope that you can join us at this open meeting!
Sent on behalf of Fairfield County Junior Fair Dairy Cattle Superintendent:
Junior Fair Dairy Cattle Exhibitors and 4-H/FFA Advisors,
As a Fairfield County Junior Fair dairy cattle exhibitor family, the Junior Fair Dairy Cattle Superintendent is inviting you to come and talk about the 2023/2024 Dairy Shows on Monday, December 4th, 2023, beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the Fairfield County Ag Center/OSU Extension Office. We hope that you can join us at this open meeting!