Rabbit and Poultry Project Upcoming Registration Reminder

Are you exhibiting in the Junior Breeding Rabbit or Market Rabbit or Poultry at the 2019 Hartford Fair?

If your answer is yes, we can’t wait to see you July 13, 2019!

All junior breeding rabbit or market poultry and rabbit projects to be eligible for the 2019 Hartford must be brought to registration on July 13, 2019 in the rabbit and poultry barn 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

The rabbit or poultry project must be brought to the fairgrounds and checked in by an exhibitor or someone representing the exhibitor to be eligible. Rabbit exhibitors please fill out the registration form and bring with your rabbit to registration to help speed up the process.

All rabbits are required to be tattooed and poultry projects must be banded. There will be tattooing and banding offered by the Rabbit and Poultry Committee at registration, tattooing is $1.00 per rabbit or poultry entry. All rabbits to be exhibited

Junior breeding rabbits are those under 6 months of age at the 2019 fair.

If an exhibitor or a representative for them is UNABLE to bring their project to registration the fair board must be notified by end of day on July 12, 2019. If notice is not received, the project is not eligible to for the 2019 Hartford Fair.

Notice is to be sent to rabbitpoultry@hartfordfair.com. The email notice should include the following:
Exhibitors name, phone number, 4-H Club, and project information (ex breed of rabbit or market and tattoo).

If you have any questions please send an email to rabbitpoultry@hartfordfair.com.

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.

Many Important Things Happening on May 4th!

Many important events will take place on May 4, 2019.  Please check the list below to make sure that you are where you need to be if any of these events apply to you:

  • Market Lamb Tagging – 9 a.m.-12 p.m. (Hartford Fairgrounds). Up to 6 lambs may be tagged at that time. Fee: $3/animal
  • Turkey Banding – 10a.m.-2p.m. Rabbit & Poultry Barn, Hartford Fairgrounds. Fee: $1/animal
  • Breeding Poultry Banding – 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Rabbit & Poultry Barn, Hartford Fairgrounds. Fee: $1/animal
  • Breeding Rabbits Registration/Tattooing – Sr. Rabbits – 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Rabbit & Poultry Barn, Hartford Fairgrounds. Fee: $1/animal
  • Intro to Food & Clothing Projects Workshop – 10 a.m.-noon. Licking County Extension Office. RSVP by April 29th at 740.670.5315

REMINDER FOR RABBITS/POULTRY: If the Exhibitor or a representative for them is UNABLE to bring their project to the appropriate registration; the Exhibitor is required to send an email to rabbitpoultry@hartfordfair.com. The email notice must be received by end of business day the day prior to registration. The email must contain the exhibitor’s name, 4-H Club, phone number and project information. Emails regarding projects received the day of registration or after are not eligible.

Rabbit and Poultry Hartford Independent Fair Registrations

Important Dates:

Senior Breeding Rabbit Registration

Market Turkeys, Layers and Fancy Poultry Banding:

First Saturday in May

May 4, 2019

10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Rabbit and Poultry Barn

Junior Breeding and Market Rabbit Registration

Market Poultry Banding:

2nd Saturday in July

July 13, 2019

10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Rabbit and Poultry Barn

The Licking County Rabbit and Poultry Committee will have individuals available to Tattoo rabbits $1.00 per animal and band/blood test poultry $1.00 per project.

ALL rabbit or poultry projects to be exhibited are required to be brought to the fairgrounds by the exhibitor or a representative for the exhibitor on the designated date above.

NEW Process for Scheduling Conflicts:

If the Exhibitor or a representative for them is UNABLE to bring their project to the appropriate registration; the Exhibitor is required to send an email to rabbitpoultry@hartfordfair.com. The email notice must be received by end of business day the day prior to registration. The email must contain the exhibitor’s name, 4-H Club, phone number and project information. Emails regarding projects received the day of registration or after are not eligible.

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 Ohio State Fair Rabbit Quiz Bowl Contest Information Meeting

A meeting will be held for the 2019 Ohio State Fair Rabbit Quiz Bowl Contest on Thursday January 31st at 6:00pm at the Licking County Extension Office. This is a wonderful opportunity for all 4-H members who participate in any of the rabbit projects. Each county in Ohio can have up to four teams participate (2 Junior teams / 2 Senior teams), with each team consisting of three to five members. At this informational meeting, we will be discussing the rules, what is expected of the participants, and the materials used in this contest. More information can be found here.

Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease virus 2 Information

Attention Rabbit Owners:
As you may be aware, the Ohio Department of Agriculture has confirmed the first case of Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease virus 2 (RHD2) in the U.S. in Medina County, Ohio on September 19, 2018. Authorities are investigating domestic and wild populations in the area.
Whether or not your area is impacted, rabbit owners can benefit from implementing bio-security measures on farm and at home to prevent inadvertent transmission of any illness that could impact the well-being of pets and livestock.

More information can be found here: Rabbit RHD notice OCT 2018

2018 Market Rabbit, Breeding Rabbit and Market Poultry Tattooing/Banding

Market Rabbit Tattooing
July 14, 2018
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Rabbit and Poultry Barn – Hartford Fairgrounds
Fee: $1 per animal

Jr Breeding Rabbit Tattooing
July 14, 2018
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Rabbit and Poultry Barn – Hartford Fairgrounds
Fee: $1 per animal

Meat Poultry (Except Turkeys) Banding
July 14, 2018
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Rabbit and Poultry Barn – Hartford Fairgrounds
Fee: $1 per animal