Virtual Show Pig Conference

Check out the first ever free virtual show pig conference for you, your family, and the show pig community. This event will be held on Saturday, February 12, 2022 and will feature over twenty speakers who are excited to help you learn and succeed. This platform will also allow you to ask show pig experts the questions you have always wanted answered. If you are unable to attend live, there are options for you as well. You can register here.

 

Small Swine Producers: African Swine Fever Preparedness Seminars

Learn the signs and what to do if African Swine Fever or another foreign animal disease affects your herd. This program addresses the steps you should take, the state and federal response and bio-security planning. Presentations provided by Ohio Department of Agriculture, USDA and The Ohio State University.

WHO: Small swine producers – even if you have just a pig or two this information is for you! But producers of any size are welcome to attend. Veterinarians with swine clientele.

WHERE AND WHEN: All Presentations 6-7:30 p.m.

December 8
Licking County Extension Office
771 E Main St., Suite 103 Newark

January 12
Clinton County Extension Office
111 S Nelson Ave., Suite 2, Wilmington

February 2
Champaign County Extension Office
1512 S US Highway 68, Suite B100, Urbana

February 16
Putnam County Extension Office
1206 E. 2nd St., Ottawa

January 19
OSU – ATI
1328 Dover Rd., Wooster

An additional presentation will be held in Southeast Ohio- date/location TBD
There is no cost to attend and no RSVP required. Light refreshments provided by Ohio Pork Council.
Any questions? Contact Dr. Kristy Shaw at 614.728.6253 or kristy.shaw@agri.ohio.gov.

Small Swine Producer African Swine Fever Flyer

Don’t Forget! Achievement Award Forms Due October 15th

Are you at least 14 years of age, or will be 14 years of age by January 1, 2022? Then we have just what you need!

You are now eligible for county, state and national project award recognition, selection to attend 2022 state and national trips, and possibly even the opportunity to apply for scholarships as a high school senior! All of these opportunities are available to YOU – but you have to apply for them! The deadline to apply is Friday, October 15th, and all of the 2021-2022 application materials can be found on our Teen Opportunities page.

REMINDER: Forms Due for Hartford Fair Livestock

Junior Fair Livestock and Equine exhibitors will have online forms that will be due before they bring their animals to the fair. Please note below which forms are required for each species and the deadline for each form. Most species must have their forms completed by 11:59p.m. on Friday, August 6, 2021. The only exception to this is Market Hogs. Market Hogs will complete their forms after the Hartford Fair tag is placed in their hog’s ear on August 7th and before 10:00am on August 8th. Instructions will be displayed throughout the Swine Complex.

DUNF Form: go.osu.edu/2021HartfordDUNF

United Producer’s Feeding Form: go.osu.edu/HartfordProducerForm

Ractopamine Affidavit: go.osu.edu/HartfordHogForm

Hartford Fair 2021 Traffic Pattern

If you are bringing livestock, horses, or dogs to the fairgrounds during livestock move-in on Saturday, August 7th, please review the traffic pattern to ensure that you know where to enter and exit to help keep things organized. You can find the traffic pattern on the last page of the general Hartford Fair information here or below.

Forms Needed from Junior Fair Livestock and Equine Exhibitors

Junior Fair Livestock and Equine exhibitors will have online forms that will be due before they bring their animals to the fair. Please note below which forms are required for each species and the deadline for each form. Most species must have their forms completed by 11:59p.m. on Friday, August 6, 2021. The only exception to this is Market Hogs. Market Hogs will complete their forms after the Hartford Fair tag is placed in their hog’s ear on August 7th and before 10:00am on August 8th. Instructions will be displayed throughout the Swine Complex.

DUNF Form: go.osu.edu/2021HartfordDUNF

United Producer’s Feeding Form: go.osu.edu/HartfordProducerForm

Ractopamine Affidavit: go.osu.edu/HartfordHogForm

If you would like a printable version of this information, please click here.

Junior Fair Market Animal Sale Photos

Please note that sale photos for ALL market animals will take place during each species scheduled weigh-in procedures. Please review the time for your scheduled weigh-in and ensure that your animal is clean and the exhibitor is dressed appropriately. Exhibitors should only have their photo taken with the animal(s) that they have designated for sale (one per department).

Pre-Fair Sheep and Swine Workdays at the Hartford Fairgrounds

The following departments are seeking help to get their barns and the surrounding areas ready for fair.

Sheep: Barn cleaning and landscaping around the barn will be held on Friday, July 23, 2021 from 6:00-8:00pm.

Swine: Barn cleaning will be held on Sunday, August 1, 2021 starting at 9:00am. Come when you can, dig in, and lend a hand! Bring any tools you think might be of help: leaf blowers, rakes, brooms, wheel barrows, drills, trash bags, etc.

2021 Skillathon Opportunities

Youth exhibitors of both the Ohio State Fair and the Hartford Independent Fair have many opportunities to test their knowledge during the Livestock Skillathon Contests this year. Exhibitors will have the opportunity to compete in both virtual and in-person skillathons at the Ohio State Fair. The skillathon contests for the Hartford Fair will return to the normal, in-person format as it has been in the past.

Information for the Ohio State Fair Youth Livestock Skillathons can be found at: https://ohio4h.org/animalsciences/ohio-youth-skillathons. Please pay special attention to the deadlines and schedules of both the virtual and in-person contests. These skillathons are open to all 4-H project age members and FFA members.

A few important notes:

  • Those exhibiting at Ohio State Fair who want to be eligible for Outstanding Market Exhibitor (OME) awards MUST participate at the IN-PERSON skillathons at the state fair
  • Those exhibiting at Ohio State Fair who want to be eligible for Outstanding Breeding Exhibitor (OBE) awards MUST participate in the VIRTUAL skillathons online

Information for the Hartford Fair 4-H and FFA Project Skillathons can be found here. Project skillathons will be held in-person during the times listed in the document. All exhibitors are encouraged to participate.