April 1st Livestock Update

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.

April 1 Livestock Update

2020 Quality Assurance Training Livestock Species Packets

*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.

BEEF

DAIRY & DAIRY FEEDER

GOAT

POULTRY

RABBIT

SHEEP

SWINE

Changes and Updated Events

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:

Quality Assurance Training and Horse Safety & Ethics Programs

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).

 

Royalty Applications Available

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.

Final Quality Assurance and Horse Safety & Ethics Training!

The final Licking County Quality Assurance Training and Horse Safety & Ethics Program will be held on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at Licking Valley High School. The program will begin at 6:30pm. If you have not completed your Quality Assurance Training Requirement, this will be your last option to do so in Licking County. There are additional options outside of Licking County that meet the June 1st deadline. If you are not able to come to the May 23rd Quality Assurance, please call our office at 740-670-5315 for out of county options.

Guidelines and a listing of the projects that require completion of a Quality Assurance Training can be found here.

Members taking a horse project for the first year must attend a Horse Safety & Ethics program to be eligible to show. The May 23rd Horse Safety & Ethics program listed above is the final option that meets those requirements for 2019.

If your child is no longer taking a livestock or horse project, please email Adrienne at anderson.1410@osu.edu to have the project(s) removed from the member’s enrollment.

If you need to have your picture taken for the Hartford Fair Photo IDs, representatives from the fair will be taking photos from 5:00-6:30pm. They will be starting earlier than normal in order to ensure they are able to get everyone’s picture taken before the program starts. Please come early enough to get your picture taken before the program starts.

PLEASE REMEMBER THAT NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE TO THOSE WHO DON’T COMPLETE THE QUALITY ASSURANCE REQUIREMENTS BY JUNE 1 EACH YEAR.

Quality Assurance and Horse Safety & Ethics Programs Start This Week!

The first of several Quality Assurance and Horse Safety & Ethics training opportunities will begin this week. If your youth are planning to enroll in a livestock project or a horse project, please make plans to attend one of these sessions. A full list of guidelines and dates can be found here.

Members enrolled in the following projects MUST attend a Quality Assurance Training prior to June 1, 2019 to be eligible to show at the Hartford and Ohio State Fairs.

BEEF: Market Steer, Market Heifer, Beef Breeding, Beef Feeder Calf, Dairy Market Steers, Steer Pool

DAIRY: Dairy Cows, Dairy Heifers

GOATS: Angora Goats, Pygmy Goats, Dairy Goats, Market Goats, Pack Goats

POULTRY: Meat Poultry, Breeding Poultry, Fancy Poultry

RABBITS: Breeding Rabbits, Market Rabbits (encouraged for Pet Rabbit Projects)

SHEEP: Market Lamb, Breeding Sheep

SWINE: Market Hog

 

Members taking an EQUINE project for the first time in 2019 must attend a Horse Safety & Ethics Training. A parent is required to attend with the member.

 

Licking County 4-H/FFA Sessions will be held as follows…

March 13th (Wednesday) – OSU-N/COTC – Founder’s Hall (6:30 p.m.)

April 9th (Tuesday) – Northridge High School (6:30 p.m.)

April 25th (Thursday) – Johnstown High School (6:30 p.m.)

May 6th (Monday) – Utica High School (6:30 p.m.)

May 11th (Saturday) – OSU-N/COTC – Founder’s Hall (6:30 p.m.)

May 23rd (Thursday) – Licking Valley High School (6:30 p.m.)

 

Additional Licking County Opportunities…

April (TBA) (Saturday) – Rabbit & Poultry QA – Location TBA – (following Rabbit & Poultry Fun Show)

 

Other Approved Activities and Training Programs…

Knox County Quality Assurance Training Programs (Contact #740.397.0401 for program details) March 7 (East Knox H.S.) / April 4 (Centerburg H.S.) / April 15 (Fredericktown H.S.) / May 9 (Mt. Vernon H.S.) / May 16 (Danville H.S.) – all programs take place 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

 

Delaware County Quality Assurance Training Program (Contact #740.833.2030 for program details) April 11 (6:30 p.m. Big Walnut H.S.) / April 14 – Rabbit Focus (2p.m. Merchant Bldg. Delaware Fairgrounds) / May 5 – Poultry Focus (2 p.m. Merchant Bldg. Delaware Fairgrounds) / May 8 (6:30p.m. Buckeye Valley H. S.) / June 1 – Sheep & Goat Focus (10 a.m. Pig /Lamb Barn Delaware Fairgrounds)

*Please Note: Delaware is also offering session on June 8 – this one does NOT meet Hartford QA deadline of June 1st.

 

Ohio Beef Expo – Beef Quality Assurance Training – March 15 (Friday) – Ohio Expo Center

Showring Excellence Seminar – April 13 (Saturday 9am – 4pm) – Hartford Fairgrounds

 

2019 Granville Milling Co. Showring Excellence Seminar

Granville Milling Company will again be hosting their Showring Excellence Seminar at the Hartford Fairgrounds on Saturday, April 13, 2019. The program will run from 9:00am to 4:00pm. The day includes presentations on a variety of livestock subjects from experts from across the country, Quality Assurance training, live demos, a delicious lunch and door prizes! This opportunity is free to attendees, but you must RSVP by calling 740.587.0221 or visiting the Granville Milling Company website. For more information and a full list of presenters, click here. We hope you will take advantage of the great opportunity!

2019 4-H / FFA Dairy Judging Contest

The 2019 4-H/FFA Dairy Judging Contest will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 10:00am at the Hupp Dairy Farm in Croton. During this event, the Licking County 4-H Junior and Senior Dairy Judging Teams will be selected to compete in the 2019 State Dairy Judging Contest. Youth ages 8 and in third grade through 18 (as of 1/1/19) are encouraged to participate.

There will also be a Dairy & Dairy Feeder Quality Assurance training the same day at noon in the Babcock Building on the Hartford Fairgrounds.