In an effort to keep timely information coming to you and to help you stay on top of livestock deadlines, information, and care, we have compiled some of the species specific information that is usual shared at the Quality Assurance Training and Horse Safety and Ethics Programs. Please review these species highlights to ensure that you have the information you need. Please also check in with your advisors with your questions and needs as they arise.
*NEW* The following packets are given out to attendees of species sessions at the Quality Assurance Trainings. If you were able to attend the Quality Assurance Training on March 11th at Ohio State Newark, you would have received one of these packets. These materials will also be shared at any Quality Assurance Trainings we hold once we are able to do so. The packets listed below have been updated to reflect dates/events as they are currently (as of April 1st) listed. Please keep in touch with your advisors as you have questions or need help with your livestock projects.
We have several events that have had to be postponed or moved to a later date. We are continuing to update forms and resources as we have new information. Please continue to check the What’s New page of our website to see the most recent things added and updated to the website. Please see the list of events/forms that have been updated to reflect new dates/times:
- Royalty Updates
- Livestock Updates
- Updated Dates: 2020 Hartford Fair Lamb Pool – Registration form must be returned to the address listed on the application by Saturday, May 9, 2020.
- Updated Dates: 2020 Guidelines to the 4-H Rabbit Projects – These guidelines offer a description of the purpose of each rabbit project and also list the fair tattoo/registration days.
- Updated Information/Dates: 2020 Hartford Junior Fair Livestock/Animal Requirement Summary – Exhibitor information regarding exhibit limits, dates of possession, pre-fair weigh-in/tagging dates, clinics, entry deadline, and various animal and health requirements.
- Updated Date: 2020 Hartford Fair Hog ID form – Due June 15, 2020 to the Hartford Independent Fair Office
- Horse/Equine Updates
- Updated dates: Licking County Horse ID Form – ID papers with photo ID are due by May 15, 2020 – Licking County members only. For Knox & Delaware Exhibitors showing horses at the Hartford Fair, please use the form found here.
- Updated information: 2020 Licking County 4-H Horse Project Dates and Deadlines
The first of six Licking County Quality Assurance Trainings and Horse Safety & Ethics Programs will be on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at the Ohio State Newark Campus in Founders Hall starting at 6:30pm.
All youth planning to exhibit livestock at the Hartford Independent Fair or the Ohio State Fair in 2020 must complete a Quality Assurance training by June 1, 2020. Any youth not meeting this requirement will be ineligible to exhibit livestock this year. For a full list of dates and requirements, please review the 2020 Hartford Fair Quality Assurance Guidelines.
Any youth who is enrolled in a horse project for the first time is required to attend a Horse Safety & Ethics Program in order to show at the Hartford Independent Fair or the Ohio State Fair in 2020. They must complete a Horse Safety & Ethics Program by June 1, 2020. At least one parent or guardian is required to attend with the member. For a full list of dates and requirements, please review the 2020 Horse Safety & Ethics Program Guidelines.
Any youth or advisors needing their photo taken for the Hartford Fair photo IDs may do so between 5:30-6:30pm.
Members who need to have their photo taken:
- All new exhibitors and ALL advisors (Advisor photos will now be good for three (3) years. All advisors should have their photo taken in 2020)
All 2020 exhibitors with last names beginning with N thru Z (even years).
The Licking County 4-H Beef Royalty application and the Licking County Cattlemen’s Association Scholarship are both due on March 1, 2020.
Both should be mailed/delivered to: LCCA, c/o OSU Extension – Licking County Office, 771 E. Main Street, Suite 103, Newark, OH 43055.
Several of our Licking County 4-H Royalty/Ambassador applications are now available. Please note deadlines and to where applications should be mailed. Applications not listed are not yet available, but will hopefully be available to you soon.
Licking County Cattlemen’s Association Queen & Princess of Beef Contest – Return entry by March 1, 2020 to: LCCA, c/o OSU Extension – Licking County Office, 771 E. Main Street, Suite 103, Newark, OH 43055.
Licking County Dairy Princess Contest – Applications due by Monday, March 9, 2020. Mail application to: Leanne Rex, 959 Newark Granville Road, Granville, OH 43023
Licking County Dairy Feeder Princess Application – Applications due by Monday, March 9, 2020. Mail application to: Leanne Rex, 959 Newark Granville Road, Granville, OH 43023.
Licking County Family & Consumer Sciences Queen/Princess Contest Application – Applications due by May 1, 2020. All entries should be submitted to: OSU Extension – Licking County Office, 771 E. Main Street, Suite 103, Newark, OH 43055.
Licking County Goat King & Queen Contest Application – Entries due no later than Wednesday, May 6, 2020. Mail entries to Lori Lee, 18355 Utica Road, Utica, OH 43080.
Licking County Lamb Royalty Application – Applications Due: Monday, March 16, 2020. to: Licking County Lamb Royalty Contest, OSU Extension – Licking County, 771 E. Main Street, Suite 103, Newark, OH 43055.
Licking County Pork Industry Queen / Princess Contest Application and Guidelines – Entry Deadline: Friday, April 15, 2020. Mail entry to: Kelsey McLaughlin, 5691 Sunnyside Road, Granville, OH 43023
Licking County Poultry Royalty Contest Application – Entry Deadline: Friday, April 24, 2020. Mail application to: Sarah Henry 11413 Blue Jay Road, Newark, OH 43056
Licking County 4-H Shooting Sports Ambassador – Application Entry Deadline: Wednesday, May 1, 2020 – Mail completed entry to: LCSS Ambassador, c/o Jennifer Imbody, 12893 Rocky Fork Road, St. Louisville, OH 43071.
All steers and heifers (including Delaware, Knox & Licking Counties) that may be exhibited during the 2020 Hartford Junior Fair Market Steer & Heifer show must be marked by ear tag and tattoo on SATURDAY, JANUARY 18, 2020, at the Hartford fairgrounds (Grubb Arena – West End) between 8 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. (NOTE: We are no longer there until noon). Up to four (4) steers or heifers can be tagged for the Hartford Fair per exhibitor.
Tagging fee is $1.00 per tagged animal. Exhibitors must complete a registration card for each animal, which requires the exhibitor’s signature. If the exhibitor will be unable to attend weigh-in procedures, please stop by the Licking County Extension Office and pick up the registration card(s) to be signed by exhibitor in advance.
OSF Junior Fair Market Steer / Heifer DNA samples will NOT be collected during Hartford Fair Steer / Heifer Weigh-In. OSF DNA samples must be submitted by the exhibitor directly to the OSF by no later than January 15th. For additional information, contact Lisa McCutcheon at firstname.lastname@example.org. DNA sample packets are available by contacting the Ohio State Fair directly, or your local Extension office may have some available. See attachment for additional details.
Questions? Give us a call at 740-670-5315. In case of inclement weather conditions, listen to WCLT-AM, WHTH-AM, or visit www.licking.osu.edu for an announcement. Announcement will also be made on the Hartford Fair and Licking County 4-H Facebook pages. Make-up date, if necessary, will be Saturday, January 25, 2020.
Those interested in participating in the 2020 Hartford Fair Steer Pool must attend the registration meeting on Monday, September 23, 2019 at 7:00pm at the New Covenant Community Church 8408 Johnstown Utica Rd, State Route 62 Johnstown, Ohio 43031. Information on dates, selection, deposits and shows can be found here.