Sign up now for the Livestock Judging Contest!

Livestock Judging Contest: Sunday, October 10,  9 a.m., East side of the Swine Barn
Contest to follow beginning at 9:30 a.m., at the Swine Barn

Superintendent: James Maynard
Assistant Superintendent: Hayley Maynard

Please sign up for the contest using this link

READ THE GENERAL RULES AND HEALTH REGULATIONS

The contest will be conducted in two divisions: Senior (ages 14-18), Junior (ages 8-13).

  1. All ages are as of January 1st of the current year.
  2. Rules and conditions apply to both divisions.
  3. When available, one class from each of the following will be used: Market Hogs, Breeding Gilts, Market Lambs, Breeding Ewes, Market Goats, Breeding Goats, and Market Beef Steers and Breeding Beef Heifers.
  4. Livestock entered in the Junior Fair and/or Open classes and housed at the fair are subject to be used for the Livestock Judging Contest.
  5. Committee members have the right to bring in outside livestock to fill classes, if not enough animals are made available from FFA and 4-H members on Sunday of the fair. Animals brought to the fairgrounds must be checked by a veterinarian before setting foot on the fairgrounds.
  6. For each species there will be at least one placing class and one questions class.
  7. The scores will be computed by the committee in charge and displayed.
  8. For Junior Fair Premier Exhibitor purposes, all participants will be grouped into one group per species (regardless of age) and ranked.
  9. Tiebreakers for Livestock Judging Contest Awards shall be (in order):
    a) The highest total score for all questions and answers.
    b) Most consistency of class scores – narrowest spread from high to low score.
    c) Highest score on one set of oral reasons given on a class of the participant’s choice, given to Contest Superintendent(s).

Livestock Judging Opportunity: Wayne County Fair, Sept. 12th

Please share with any of your 4-H youth or volunteers involved with Livestock Judging….Individuals or teams can now register for our 2021 Wayne County Junior Fair General Livestock Judging Contest to be held at noon in the Event Center at the Wayne County Fairgrounds on Sunday September 12th.  Click the link below to pre-register online.  Onsite registration / check-in will also open at 11 am the day of the event.

https://go.osu.edu/2021wclivestockjudgingcontest

Premier Exhibitor Contests – Program Updates Coming Soon!

A committee has been working the past few months to update the Premier Exhibitor Contests across all species. A few details are being finalized and the updates to the program will be shared BEFORE September 1st. Stay tuned!

2021 Junior Fair Rule Book is now available!

Please find a link to the 2021 Junior Fair Rule Book below. Since there will not be a print version this year, the on-line version you see is what we will be working from this year, and likely into the future. As you review it, please note the following:

  • Near the top of the index page that will open from the link below, you’ll find links to the NEW Junior Fair Entry Forms. Links to these forms are also included within each Department link you find in the index. Carefully read and follow the protocol for completing and submitting entry forms that you find on the Entry Forms page.
  • In addition to each specie, in the index also find links to the General Rules, DUNF, Premier Exhibitor, Skillathon and Project Book Review, Showmanship, the Livestock Judging Contest and the Livestock Auction. Carefully review these pages for further instruction.
  • Rules for ‘take home’ animals and the livestock auction have changed. Carefully review these changes found under the Exhibitor Info ’21 link on the 78th Fairfield County Fair 4-H & FFA Livestock Auction page.
  • We know there may still be some mistakes in this new on-line version of the Junior Fair Rule Book. Newly adopted rules plus over 60 pages from the old rule book have been converted from PDFs and Publisher into a web format. We know some things didn’t convert perfectly . . . if you find them, please share with us and they can be quickly fixed.
  • IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS please email them to us. We will be hosting a live ZOOM August 11th at 6:00 pm and will address all your questions then, and share additional information about how best to utilize this new on-line Rule Book and Entry forms. Register here for the zoom meeting.
  • Entries will be accepted at the Sr. Fair Office on the Fairgrounds from Advisors on weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. from August 16 thru August 27, 2021.

Use this link to access the 2021 Fairfield county Junior Fair Rule Book: https://go.osu.edu/jrfairbook

Please review the entire book before you start asking questions.  There are now pages with the Entry Forms, Showmanship Information in one place, DUNF information, Skillathon and Project Book Review, Livestock Judging Contest, and Super Showmanship.  We are still working with a committee to finalize Premier Exhibitor information and hope to have that posted by Sept. 1. Continue reading

Ohio State Fair 4-H Livestock Judging Contest

If you are interested in participating in the Ohio State Fair 4-H Livestock Judging Contest, please reach out to Leslie Cooksey at cooksey.25@osu.edu.

News from Ohio 4-H regarding the Ohio State Fair Livestock Judging Contest:

We hope you and your team are looking forward to our return to in-person contests in 2021. We will be switching this year’s contest from our traditional Friday to Thursday, July 29th to avoid conflict with many beef and swine breed show opportunities for youth at the Ohio State Fair. For those unable to join this updated event, please reach out to Benjamin Wenner (wenner.20@osu.edu) or Greg Meyer (meyer.213@osu.edu) regarding any seniors you have who want to try out for the Ohio 4-H Livestock Judging Team. We are very sorry for the inconvenience this may cause but had to prioritize the availability of the overall group.

The rules and registration form for the contest are attached: 2021 OSF 4-H Livestock Judging Contest Rules. Registration is due by July 16, 2021. You must pre-register and we cannot accept day-of registrations. Packet pick-up will begin at 8:30 am on July 29th, and the contest will begin at 10:00 am. As we get closer and teams register, we will send out a map with entrance/parking directions and will include more details.

As a reminder, Ohio 4-H events are operated under health guidance from OSU and as such we have not lifted mask rules for indoor events, regardless of vaccination status. While we live in an ever-evolving situation, the current guidance would include masks worn during oral reasons. We will update you if this rule changes as OSU permits.

Ohio State Fair Livestock Judging Contest Information

If anyone is interested in participating in the Ohio State Fair 4-H Livestock Judging Contest, please reach out to Leslie Cooksey at cooksey.25@osu.edu.

We hope you and your team are looking forward to our return to in-person contests in 2021. We will be switching this year’s contest from our traditional Friday to Thursday, July 29th to avoid conflict with many beef and swine breed show opportunities for youth at the Ohio State Fair. For those unable to join this updated event, please reach out to Benjamin Wenner or Greg Meyer regarding any seniors you have who want to try out for the Ohio 4-H Livestock Judging Team. We are very sorry for the inconvenience this may cause but had to prioritize the availability of the overall group.

The rules and registration form for the contest are attached. Your registration is due by July 16. You must pre-register and we cannot accept day-of registrations. Packet pick-up will begin at 8:30 am on July 29th, and the contest will begin at 10:00 am. As we get closer and teams register, we will send out a map with entrance/parking directions and will include more details.

As a reminder, Ohio 4-H events are operated under health guidance from OSU and as such we have not lifted mask rules for indoor events, regardless of vaccination status. While we live in an ever-evolving situation, the current guidance would include masks worn during oral reasons. We will update you if this rule changes as OSU permits.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Benjamin Wenner (wenner.20@osu.edu), Lizz Share (share.8@osu.edu), or Greg Meyer (meyer.213@osu.edu).

 

Thanks,

 

Benjamin Wenner, M.S., Ph.D., P.A.S.

Assistant Professor – Clinical

Department of Animal Sciences

The Ohio State University

 

222E Animal Sciences Bldg

Columbus, OH 43210

wenner.20@osu.edu

2021 Ohio State Fair Livestock and Animal Exhibitor Schedule Announced

Hot off the press on May 12th, 2021: The 2021 OSF Livestock Schedule is now posted at: https://ohiostatefair.com/agriculture…/livestock-schedule/
Soon there will also be:
  • Rules
  • Entry info
  • Skillathon info
Ohio 4-H is also planning on having other state youth contests including:
  • Poultry Judging (July 17th)
  • Avian Bowl (July 17th)
  • Livestock Judging (July 30th)
More info on rules and entry will be coming soon.
For those exhibiting or planning to exhibit livestock at the 2021 Ohio State Fair, this page is where updates and info will be posted 🙂

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)!

2020 Junior Fair Updates (by specie) are posted!

2020 Junior Fair Updates by specie have been organized and posted by specie on the OSU Extension/4-H website. Please note that this information is current as of 10/8/2020 and is subject to change. Updated documents will be reposted to this site with the updated date noted next to the specie should that need to happen. http://go.osu.edu/2020fairinfo

Items that have been updated since they were originally posted on 9/23/2020:

  • Map of parking area
  • Modified Junior Fair Schedule (updated 10/6/2020)
  • Beef Cattle (updated 9/25/2020)
  • Rabbits (updated 10/7/2020)

Please take the time to read all updates as it pertains to your family and Junior Fair participation this year. Please review the 2020 General Rules and Modified Junior Fair Schedule listed at the top of this page. Additionally, since no updated rule book was printed for 2020, it is important to read the 2019 Junior Fair Book rules as well for your respective specie. All of this information is listed on this page of the website.

Please reach out if you have any questions at all!

Here is a screenshot of our OSU Extension/4-H website where the updates are posted. Below the 2020 updates, you will find links to the 2019 Junior Fair Rule Book.

2020 Junior Fair Updates (by specie) as of 9/23/2020 are posted!

2020 Junior Fair Updates by specie have been organized and posted by specie on the OSU Extension/4-H website. Please note that this information is current as of 9/23/2020 and is subject to change. Updated documents will be reposted to this site with the updated date noted next to the specie should that need to happen. http://go.osu.edu/2020fairinfo

Please take the time to read all updates as it pertains to your family and Junior Fair participation this year. Please review the 2020 General Rules and Modified Junior Fair Schedule listed at the top of this page. Additionally, since no updated rule book was printed for 2020, it is important to read the 2019 Junior Fair Book rules as well for your respective specie. All of this information is listed on this page of the website.

Please reach out if you have any questions at all!

Here is a screenshot of our OSU Extension/4-H website where the updates are posted. Below the 2020 updates, you will find links to the 2019 Junior Fair Rule Book.