Licking County 4-H RABBIT project members… This is a great opportunity for you! Find out more below!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 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 email@example.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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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
The Licking County Rabbit and Poultry Committee will be hosting their annual Youth Rabbit and Poultry Fun Show on Saturday, April 27, 2019. The show will be held at the Newton Township Volunteer Fire Department in St. Louisville. For more information and rules, check out the flyer here.
If you would like to participate in the Bred and Raised Market Rabbit Lots at the Hartford Fair, please review the rules and complete a Bred and Raised Market Doe ID Form. Completed forms must be turned into the Hartford Fair by Saturday, May 4, 2019 in order to be eligible to compete in the Bred and Raised classes.
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