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 Lamb Banquet

The Licking County Sheep Improvement Association will host their annual Lamb Banquet on Thursday, April 18, 2024 at 6:30pm. The banquet will take place at the Licking Valley Church of Christ Cost is $15/person (ages 13+), $8/person (ages 6-12), ages 5 and under are free. The featured speaker will be Bob Hendershot. The 2024 Sheep Royalty Representatives will be announced and door prizes will be given out.

Tickets are available at the door. Please RSVP to Darrick Foster at 740-475-7017 or by contacting a Licking County Sheep Improvement Association Committee Member.

2024 Market Lamb Pre-Registration Form

Hartford Independent Fair

2024 Market Lamb Pre-Registration Form

Due Thursday, May 2, 2024 (NOON)

Complete one registration form PER animal: https://go.osu.edu/HartfordMarketLamb2024

In addition to completing this form, all market lambs (NOT Lamb Pool) must come to tagging on Saturday, May 4, 2024 . NO EXCEPTIONS.

2024 Tagging will take place:
Saturday, May 4, 2024 – Sheriff’s Office / West Side of Track, Fairgrounds
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
$3.00 per Market Lamb

All male lambs are to be properly castrated prior to May 4, 2024.

NOTE: LAMB POOL lambs do NOT participate in the tagging on May 4, as they will be tagged during Lamb Pool selection on April 28, 2024 at Claylick Run Farm.

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.

General Livestock Judging Webinars – Sheep 101

Want to learn more about General Livestock Judging? The Ohio 4-H Animal Sciences Design Team has worked with OSU Livestock Judging Coaches to provide a series of monthly webinars throughout the year so both coaches and members can learn more about General Livestock Judging.

The March webinar is focused on Sheep!

General Livestock Judging: Sheep 101

April 15, 2024

7:00-8:00pm

Join the Zoom by visiting: http://go.osu.edu/LivestockEvaluation

In case you missed any of the previous month’s webinars, they can be found at: https://ohio4h.org/node/3429

 

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.