REMINDER: 2024 Livestock Quality Assurance Trainings

Hartford Fair Livestock Quality Assurance (QA) Trainings for 2024 are in full swing! Any junior fair exhibitor that plans to show livestock at either the Hartford Fair or Ohio State Fair MUST complete an approved QA training by June 1, 2024 in order to be eligible to show in 2024. We are excited to return to holding QA trainings IN PERSON this year. Please review the Junior Fair Livestock Quality Assurance Guidelines for all requirements and a list of approved trainings. Please ensure you have a plan to either attend an in-person training or complete the online YQCA module BEFORE June 1, 2024.

Our next program will take place on Saturday, May 11, 2024 at Utica High School.

SPECIAL NOTES:

  • Photos for fair IDs will NOT be taken at QA programs in 2024. We will have a process similar to last year where members will be able to upload a photo themselves instead of having photos taken by fair staff. More details on that to come at a later date!
  • There will NOT be a Horse Safety and Ethics training option during the QA trainings. ALL horse members will be required to complete the online EquiSTEP training module. More details can be found HERE.
  • Only Licking County 4-H/FFA Quality Assurance Programs will address program changes and updated for the Hartford Fair. If you choose to attend another QA program or complete the YQCA online module, please ensure that you are watching for updates through the Licking County Extension and Hartford Fair websites and that you check in with your advisor(s) for updates and changes as well.

REMINDER: Breeding Beef ID Photos Due

  • EAR TAGS… All Breeding Beef project animals MUST HAVE 840 RFID TAG in their ear. If you (or the breeder) have not already tagged the animal with an 840 RFID tag, please know that tags are available at both the Hartford Fair Office and the Licking County Extension Office. These tags are being provided at no cost, but can only be used or project animals that will be exhibited at the 2024 Hartford Fair. The tag must be in place prior to photos being taken, and prior to those photos being uploaded in to the FairEntry system – which is due May 15th.
  • PHOTOS DUE… All Breeding Beef animals intended to be shown at the Hartford Fair MUST UPLOAD TWO PHOTOS in to FairEntry by no later than May 15th. One photo must be a side view of the animal, while the second should be a photo of the RFID tag inserted in the ear. Instructions are provide online, along with sample photos. You can find this information on the Hartford Fair website, on the Livestock Information tab. https://www.hartfordfair.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/2024-Breeding-Beef-AND-Market-Hog-ID-Instructions.pdf At the time of uploading photos, additional information such as tag number, breed, and registration number (if applicable) will be needed…

Beef Feeder Calves Update

EAR TAGS… All Feeder Calf project animals MUST HAVE 840 RFID TAG in their ear. If you (or the breeder) have not already tagged the animal with an 840 RFID tag, please know that tags are available at both the Hartford Fair Office and the Licking County Extension Office. These tags are being provided at no cost, but can only be used or project animals that will be exhibited at the 2024 Hartford Fair. The tag should be in place prior to arriving to registration on the Hartford Fairgrounds on Saturday, June 1st – as those exhibitors without tags at that point will need to purchase tags onsite.

Breeding Beef Project Updates

  • EAR TAGS… All Breeding Beef project animals MUST HAVE 840 RFID TAG in their ear. If you (or the breeder) have not already tagged the animal with an 840 RFID tag, please know that tags are available at both the Hartford Fair Office and the Licking County Extension Office. These tags are being provided at no cost, but can only be used or project animals that will be exhibited at the 2024 Hartford Fair. The tag must be in place prior to photos being taken, and prior to those photos being uploaded in to the FairEntry system – which is due May 15th.
  • PHOTOS DUE… All Breeding Beef animals intended to be shown at the Hartford Fair MUST UPLOAD TWO PHOTOS in to FairEntry by no later than May 15th. One photo must be a side view of the animal, while the second should be a photo of the RFID tag inserted in the ear. Instructions are provide online, along with sample photos. You can find this information on the Hartford Fair website, on the Livestock Information tab. https://www.hartfordfair.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/2024-Breeding-Beef-AND-Market-Hog-ID-Instructions.pdf At the time of uploading photos, additional information such as tag number, breed, and registration number (if applicable) will be needed…

REMINDER: 2024 Livestock Quality Assurance Trainings

Hartford Fair Livestock Quality Assurance (QA) Trainings for 2024 are in full swing! Any junior fair exhibitor that plans to show livestock at either the Hartford Fair or Ohio State Fair MUST complete an approved QA training by June 1, 2024 in order to be eligible to show in 2024. We are excited to return to holding QA trainings IN PERSON this year. Please review the Junior Fair Livestock Quality Assurance Guidelines for all requirements and a list of approved trainings. Please ensure you have a plan to either attend an in-person training or complete the online YQCA module BEFORE June 1, 2024.

Our next program will take place on Thursday, April 25, 2024 at Utica High School.

SPECIAL NOTES:

  • Photos for fair IDs will NOT be taken at QA programs in 2024. We will have a process similar to last year where members will be able to upload a photo themselves instead of having photos taken by fair staff. More details on that to come at a later date!
  • There will NOT be a Horse Safety and Ethics training option during the QA trainings. ALL horse members will be required to complete the online EquiSTEP training module. More details can be found HERE.
  • Only Licking County 4-H/FFA Quality Assurance Programs will address program changes and updated for the Hartford Fair. If you choose to attend another QA program or complete the YQCA online module, please ensure that you are watching for updates through the Licking County Extension and Hartford Fair websites and that you check in with your advisor(s) for updates and changes as well.

Quality Assurance Program at Licking Valley High School Rescheduled

The Quality Assurance Program at Licking Valley High School that was cancelled due to weather has been rescheduled for Friday, May 17, 2024 at 6:30pm. Please remember that all livestock members must attend a Quality Assurance Program by June 1st in order to be eligible to show their project. Including this rescheduled program there are four programs upcoming in Licking County.

REMINDER: 2024 Livestock Quality Assurance Trainings

Hartford Fair Livestock Quality Assurance (QA) Trainings for 2024 are in full swing! Any junior fair exhibitor that plans to show livestock at either the Hartford Fair or Ohio State Fair MUST complete an approved QA training by June 1, 2024 in order to be eligible to show in 2024. We are excited to return to holding QA trainings IN PERSON this year. Please review the Junior Fair Livestock Quality Assurance Guidelines for all requirements and a list of approved trainings. Please ensure you have a plan to either attend an in-person training or complete the online YQCA module BEFORE June 1, 2024.

Our next program will take place on Wednesday, April 10, 2024 at Johnstown Monroe High School.

SPECIAL NOTES:

  • Photos for fair IDs will NOT be taken at QA programs in 2024. We will have a process similar to last year where members will be able to upload a photo themselves instead of having photos taken by fair staff. More details on that to come at a later date!
  • There will NOT be a Horse Safety and Ethics training option during the QA trainings. ALL horse members will be required to complete the online EquiSTEP training module. More details can be found HERE.
  • Only Licking County 4-H/FFA Quality Assurance Programs will address program changes and updated for the Hartford Fair. If you choose to attend another QA program or complete the YQCA online module, please ensure that you are watching for updates through the Licking County Extension and Hartford Fair websites and that you check in with your advisor(s) for updates and changes as well.

 

REMINDER: 2024 Livestock Quality Assurance Trainings

UPDATE: The April 2nd Training at Licking Valley is CANCELLED!

Hartford Fair Livestock Quality Assurance (QA) Trainings for 2024 are in full swing! Any junior fair exhibitor that plans to show livestock at either the Hartford Fair or Ohio State Fair MUST complete an approved QA training by June 1, 2024 in order to be eligible to show in 2024. We are excited to return to holding QA trainings IN PERSON this year. Please review the Junior Fair Livestock Quality Assurance Guidelines for all requirements and a list of approved trainings. Please ensure you have a plan to either attend an in-person training or complete the online YQCA module BEFORE June 1, 2024.

SPECIAL NOTES:

  • Photos for fair IDs will NOT be taken at QA programs in 2024. We will have a process similar to last year where members will be able to upload a photo themselves instead of having photos taken by fair staff. More details on that to come at a later date!
  • There will NOT be a Horse Safety and Ethics training option during the QA trainings. ALL horse members will be required to complete the online EquiSTEP training module. More details can be found HERE.
  • Only Licking County 4-H/FFA Quality Assurance Programs will address program changes and updated for the Hartford Fair. If you choose to attend another QA program or complete the YQCA online module, please ensure that you are watching for updates through the Licking County Extension and Hartford Fair websites and that you check in with your advisor(s) for updates and changes as well.

2024 Quality Assurance Trainings

The first Hartford Fair Livestock Quality Assurance (QA) Training for 2024 will take place soon! Any junior fair exhibitor that plans to show livestock at either the Hartford Fair or Ohio State Fair MUST complete an approved QA training by June 1, 2024 in order to be eligible to show in 2024. We are excited to return to holding QA trainings IN PERSON this year. Please review the Junior Fair Livestock Quality Assurance Guidelines for all requirements and a list of approved trainings. Please ensure you have a plan to either attend an in-person training or complete the online YQCA module BEFORE June 1, 2024.

Our first county-wide program will take place on Thursday, March 21, 2024 at 6:30pm at Watkins Memorial High School.

SPECIAL NOTES:

  • Photos for fair IDs will NOT be taken at QA programs in 2024. We will have a process similar to last year where members will be able to upload a photo themselves instead of having photos taken by fair staff. More details on that to come at a later date!
  • There will NOT be a Horse Safety and Ethics training option during the QA trainings. ALL horse members will be required to complete the online EquiSTEP training module. More details can be found HERE.
  • Only Licking County 4-H/FFA Quality Assurance Programs will address program changes and updated for the Hartford Fair. If you choose to attend another QA program or complete the YQCA online module, please ensure that you are watching for updates through the Licking County Extension and Hartford Fair websites and that you check in with your advisor(s) for updates and changes as well.

Free Webinar on Cattle and Swine Care

Sunglo and Rural King have partnered to provide a free webinar for the care and management of cattle and swine that will take place on Thursday, April 11th at 7:00PM CT (7:00PM Central Time would be 8:00pm Eastern). The focus will include daily care and management, feeding, grooming, and showmanship. To participate, register HERE.