Fulton County Jr. Fair News & Updates-Livestock ID/Tag-In (Species Details)

RULES FOR ALL LIVESTOCK ID/TAG-IN (Check page 10 for link to Tag-In Registration Form details)

  • The 4-H/FFA member does not have to be present at the ID/Tag-In Day; but must make arrangements with someone else to get animal there.
  • If an exhibitor fails to have an animal tagged in on the appropriate tag in day, they will be allowed to show their animal but will not be eligible for Grand or Reserve Champion, or Showmanship placing and will receive market price only. The exhibitor cannot participate in the Junior Fair Livestock (donation) Sale.
  • If a tag comes out, it will be replaced for $2. The animal will still be eligible for all awards, and can sell in the Junior Fair Livestock (donation) sale.
  • If animal tags are found to be tampered with the exhibitor will be allowed to show for grade only (will not be eligible for any awards) and will receive market price only. The exhibitor cannot participate in the Junior Fair Livestock (donation) Sale.


Tag-In Day Registration Form (for Hogs, Sheep & Feeder Calves)

NOTE: print as many as you need; bring completed with you to Tag-In


RABBITS – Possession date, June 1 for Breeding Rabbit and Roasters.  Fryer project does must be in possession by June 1.   All MARKET FRYERS & ROASTERS rabbits must have a permanent and legible tattoo in the rabbit’s RIGHT ear before checking in at the fair. All BREED rabbits must have a permanent and legible tattoo in the rabbit’s LEFT ear before checking in at the fair. Tattoo Days are open to all.  Cost is free to Junior Fair exhibitors, $1 per rabbit for others.

  • Mandatory Roaster Tattoo Day – June 3, 8:00am-11:00am. | Mandatory Market Rabbit Fryer Tattoo Day – August 5, 8:00am—10:00am (must bring mother doe along) | Both Tattoo Days will be in the Rabbit Barn at the Fairgrounds. You may have a friend, 4-H/FFA project leader, family member etc. bring your rabbit for this tattoo/ID.  The 4-H or FFA member does NOT have to be present.
  • There is a permanent tattoo kit available to check out at the Extension Office for non-market rabbits only.
  • Please note: Pet rabbits do not go to the Fair.


POULTRY – Pre order market turkeys and market chickens (broilers).  Market turkeys should be in possession week of April 24 and market broilers should be in possession week of July 17.

Junior Fair Poultry Show Clarifications: The following 4-H poultry projects are not eligible for Junior Fair market/breed classes, but could be exhibited in the Fulton County Fair Open Class (enroll utilizing the Fulton County Fair Handbook) and exhibited in Junior Fair Showmanship: 150 DM – Market Duck and 150 TE – Fancy Turkey.  150 H – Helmeted Guinea Fowl will show as a fancy poultry project.  A Pair of ducks exhibit is a breeding pair (1 male, 1 female).

 Geese are not  permitted to exhibit at the Fulton County Fair.

 Market turkey suggested weight is 25—50 lbs. 

 Pullorum testing-Pullorum testing for chickens will take place on August 5, 2023 8:00am-10:00am on the Fulton County Fairgrounds-South End of Rabbit/Poultry Barn. Pullorum testing for turkeys will be exempt for 2023. See Section 14 of Fulton County 4-H Handbook for more details.


MARKET HOGSPossession date, June 1.  Hog ID Day June 3, from 9am—12 noon at the Fulton County Fairgrounds.

  • The cost for each tag is $2.00 (exact cash only) and must be paid that day. See Fulton County 4-H Handbook for specific tagging details.
  • If a tag is lost, but the ear notch matches, the tag will be replaced for $2.


FEEDER CALVES – Possession date – June 1st; Mandatory Identification Day – June 3, 2023, 9 am-12pm. Dairy Feeder Calves must be 100% dairy. They will be inspected at the Identification Day on June 3. Crossbreeds will show as a beef feeder calf.

Please note: 

  • The Senior Fair Board and the Livestock Sale Committee will again use the double auction method for feeder calves. More information is available at the Extension Office and in the Fulton County 4-H Handbook.
  • A heifer calf shown on Friday night at the Beef Breeding Show cannot be shown Saturday in the Feeder Calf Class. These must be two separate animals.

2023 Fulton County Jr. Fair 4-H & FFA  Feeder Calf Vaccinations

Required shots for feeder calves to be shown at the Fulton County Fair. Pick up medication and a form from Northwest Veterinary Hospital. The form must be filled out, signed by the person administering the vaccine, and presented at the gate with your animal on the day of check in.  Questions concerning feeder calf vaccinations should be directed to: Northwest Veterinary Hospital

Week of July 10

One Dose (5cc Sub Q) “Triangle 4” (virashield 6)

One Dose Intranasal “TSV-2” (1cc in each nostril)

Week of July 31

One Booster Dose (5cc Sub Q) “Triangle 4” (virashield 6)

One Dose Intranasal “TSV-2” (1cc in each nostril)


MARKET STEERSMandatory Identification Day was January 7, 2023

The Fulton County Livestock Sale Committee requires all Dairy Steers, Market Steers, and Born and Raised Steers to be electronically ear tagged to be eligible for show at the Fulton County Junior Fair.  The 2023 steer tag in date was January 7.  Although an exhibitor is allowed to tag 2 animals per project number, only one animal per project will be allowed to weigh-in and show in each category at the fair.

All “Born & Raised Steers” must have been identified and tagged in June of 2022 as a feeder calf in order to show as a “Born & Raised Steer” at the 2023 fair.  A “Born & Raised” Animal Certificate and the ID card should have been completed and turned in at the Tag-In Day or to the Extension Office by January 7.


MARKET SHEEP Possession date, June 1st.  Mandatory ID Day – June 3, 2023 12:00 noon-2:00pm


  • All Born & Raised Sheep must be born and raised in Fulton County. No exceptions.
  • Only one animal will be allowed to weigh-in and show at the fair per project carried by the youth exhibitor.


GOATSPossession date, June 1.  Goat Tattoo Day – June 3, 9:00am – 12:00 noon at the Fulton County Fairgrounds, in front of Dairy Barn Market goats (dairy and boer) will be tattooed and it will be recorded, requirement to participate in the Fulton County Junior Fair Show and Sale.


The federal scrapies regulations for sheep and goats were revised in March 2019.  This revision means goats, including slaughter goats and commercial goats that were previously exempted, will need to be individually officially identified or group identified with a group lot ID with some exceptions.

Federal requirements:

Sexually intact goats of any age and wethers 18 months of age or older, that are not in slaughter channels must be officially individually identified before moving off the premises where they reside or move as a single flock–of–origin group with group/lot ID and an owner/hauler statement to:

  • another premise belonging to the same flock/herd,
  • an in–state site to be officially identified, or
  • a federally approved livestock market (in–state or out–of–state) to be officially identified.

Further information is available at the Fulton County OSU Extension Office.  All market ewes, wethers, breeding sheep, market goats, dairy goats, pygmy goats and Boer/Boer cross breeding goats must have the ODA approved Scrapie ID from the flock of origin before entering the Fulton County Fairgrounds.  Scrapie cards are available on our website under Junior Fair Forms. All goats must have a form of permanent identification (tattoo, tag, microchip) before entering the Fairgrounds.

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