2024 Hartford Fair Dairy Feeder Weigh-in and Tagging

All Dairy Feeders must be weighed, tagged, and vaccinated at the Dairy Feeder weigh-in at the Hartford Fairgrounds on the west end of Grubb Arena on Saturday, June 1, 2024 between 8:00-11:00am. The cost is $10 per animal. All dairy feeders must be dehorned / castrated prior to arrival on June 1st.

There will be a Dairy Feeder Clinic and Preview Show following this event.

REMINDER: 2024 Livestock Requirements Summary

We’ve had lots of questions recently about possession dates, tagging/banding/tattooing dates, and requirements for livestock projects. Please be sure that you review the 2024 Hartford Junior Fair Livestock Requirements Summary. This document has all of the pertinent dates and information for all livestock projects. Please review it carefully to ensure you know all deadlines and requirements for your livestock project.

REMINDER: 2024 Market Lamb Pre-Registration Form and Market Lamb Tagging

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.

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.

2024 Livestock Requirements Summary

The 2024 Hartford Junior Fair Livestock Requirements Summary is now available. This document has all of the pertinent dates and information for all livestock projects. Please review it carefully to ensure you know all deadlines and requirements for your livestock project.

Market Goat Tagging

Market Goat Tagging will take place on Saturday, May 20, 2023 from 10:00 to NOON at the Goat Barn on the Hartford Fairgrounds. The fee is $2/animal and you can tag up to 6 animals. Scrapies tags are required for identification.

Market Lamb Tagging

Market lamb tagging will take place on Saturday, May 6th from 9:00am to Noon at the Hartford Fairgrounds. Tagging will take place at the Sheriff Office located on the east side of the racetrack. Up to six lambs may be tagged at this time. The fee is $3 per animal. Please enter through Gate C and continue straight. Turn right at the driveway that runs between the FFA Building and Junior Fair Board Office and proceed in front of the hog barn until you reach the Sheriff Office. Once done, please continue around to the farthest drive and then exit out Gate B.

PLEASE NOTE: There are many things happening on the fairgrounds on Saturday, May 6th. Please follow the process listed above to ensure that you are in the correct area of the fairgrounds for market lamb tagging. Those attending rabbit tattooing and poultry banding will also be entering Gate C, but will immediately turn right to go to tattooing/banding which is taking place behind the grandstands. Please avoid the area around Grubb Arena, the Hondros Beef Barn, and B. Carr Pavilion as there is a large vendor fair taking place in that area.

Market Steer and Heifers Weigh-In for 2023

Members who are planning to take a Market Steer or Heifer project to the Hartford Fair in 2023 must bring their animal(s) to the Tagging / Weigh-In on Saturday, December 10, 2022. Tagging / Weigh-in will take place from 8:00am to 11:00am that day in the west end of Grubb Arena at the Hartford Fairgrounds. Youth planning to bring steers or heifers to the weigh-in MUST pre-register their animals online by NO LATER THAN 1:00pm on Friday, December 9, 2022 at: go.osu.edu/2023HartfordWeighIn.

Additional information on showing Market Steer/Heifer at the Hartford Fair, as well as the Ohio State Fair (including information on DNA packets) can be found HERE.

Please be sure to review all information to insure you don’t miss any dates/requirements!