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.

REMINDER: Quality Assurance Deadline

Licking County Livestock Project Members (beef | dairy | dairy feeder | goat | poultry | rabbit | sheep | swine)… If you have not already done so, please be sure to complete your Quality Assurance requirement by June 1st! Members who have not completed either the virtual quality assurance training offered through Licking County 4-H, a state or other county training, or the YQCA online module have received multiple emails with instructions to complete the training. The deadline is JUNE 1ST and if not completed, those members will not be eligible to exhibit their livestock project(s) at the Hartford Independent Fair or the Ohio State Fair. Please be sure to complete the training by visiting: http://yqca.org.

Instructions on how to complete the YQCA training can be online HERE.

2021 Ohio State Fair Swine Dept Rules and Information

The 2021 Ohio State Fair Livestock department rules have been posted at: https://ohiostatefair.com/agriculture-livestock/livestock/

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR SWINE EXHIBITORS:

  • Ohio State Fair will be a ractopamine free fair.
    • THERE MAY BE TESTING FOR RACTOPAMINE AT ALL SESSIONS
  • Exhibitor Affidavit for the Market Barrow Show will be required
  • Market Barrows will be required to have an 840 Tag. It is preferred that they be the EID (Electronic Identification) 840 Tags but non-EID tags will be accepted this in 2021.
    • These should be placed in the pig from the breeder they originate from, and if possible, please have them placed in the RIGHT EAR.
    • If you do not have one, you will want to work with your local vet to obtain one.
  • All swine must be tagged with an 840 tag.
  • All exhibitors must have a premise ID (this is based on the location the pigs were raised, so the same premise ID will cover all siblings).
  • All Market Exhibitors will be required to enter parent/guardian PQA Certification ID# at the time of entry.
    • Remember, if the parent/guardian completed this last year, they are good for 3 years and can use the certification ID# they received last year (or within 3 years)
    • If they need to be certified, please reach out to Lisa McCutcheon (mccutcheon.46@osu.edu) so that she can enroll you in the FREE online course.
  • SESSION 3 – MARKET BARROWS (Partial Terminal Show-ONLY GRAND & RESERVE BARROWS ARE TERMINAL)
    • All other barrows are the responsibility of the exhibitor and must be removed from the fairgrounds after the show.
    • A market is not available in 2021

For a full list of rules, schedule, and information, visit: OSF Jr Swine Info

For questions on these rule updates, please contact the OSF swine department at: osfswine@gmail.com