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Market Lamb & Goat Registration – June 3, 4-7 p.m.

New this year! If you bring an animal that already has an 840 tag, please alert the committee  so they can record this tag number for the official fair records. The animal should NOT be tagged with another 840 tag and a different tag will be used.

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All Market Lambs & Goats must be tagged and weighed at Lamb & Goat Registration on June 3 from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the Hog Barn on the fairgrounds. All animals must go across the scales. If the exhibitor is unable to attend, someone else can bring their animal(s) for them. There is no paperwork for youth to complete and bring with them to weigh-in. After registration, exhibitors will be responsible for completing the online entry process using the Fair Ear Tag # by June 30. Back-up animals must be tagged and registered by the deadline. For entry help: go.osu.edu/entryhelp.

All lambs & goats exhibited at the Muskingum County Fair are required to have a scrapie ID prior to exhibiting at the fair. All market lambs & goats must have a scrapie tag in their ear prior to arriving at Lamb & Goat Registration. If a lamb or goat does not have a scrapie ID at weigh-in, the animal will be dismissed. Ear tag IDs must be in the animal’s ear.

Fair Entry Notes:

  • Carcass Lamb:  The Muskingum County Sheep Producers Improvement Association is sponsoring a carcass lamb activity for Junior Fair exhibitors this year.  To register, youth must check yes when completing their fair entries.
  • Carcass Goat:  The Junior Fair Goat Committee is sponsoring a carcass goat activity for Junior Fair exhibitors this year.  To register, youth must check yes when completing their fair entries.

Breeding Rabbit Registration & Rabbit Clinic – June 3, 6-8 p.m.

Breeding Rabbit Registration is scheduled for June 3 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Rabbit Barn on the fairgrounds. A rabbit clinic will take place at the same time. Clinic topics include showmanship and handling, general care and a Q&A opportunity. The topics will be repeated several times throughout the evening.

All rabbits must be tattooed at that time if they do not already have a tattoo. If the exhibitor is unable to attend, someone else can bring their animal(s) for them. If rabbits are already tattooed, they do not need to attend registration. There is no paperwork for youth to complete and bring with them to registration.

Exhibitors will be responsible for completing the online entry process using the appropriate tattoos by June 30. Back-up rabbits must be tattooed and registered by the deadline.

For entry help: go.osu.edu/entryhelp.

2024 Cloverbud Camp Registration Information Now Available! Claim a spot May 20-22!

Cloverbuds are Legendairy!

Cloverbud Day Camp is scheduled for June 28 at Windy Ridge Jerseys in Norwich, OH.

2024 Cloverbud Day Camp is sponsored by:

  • Windy Ridge Jerseys
  • Muskingum County 4-H Committee
  • Muskingum County Dairy Promoters
  • The Zemba Companies

 

  • A first-come, first-serve pre-registration will take place May 20-22 online. Pre-registration opens May 20 at 8 a.m. Deadline to pre-register is May 22 at 11:59 p.m. Once spots are filled, a wait list will be implemented. Pre-register here: go.osu.edu/cloverbudpreregIf you visit the link before May 20 at 8 a.m., you will see this message “Sorry, this has not started.”
  • Pre-registered campers will receive full registration details on May 24. Cost per camper is $30.
  • May 30 – Camper Registrations & Payment Due

 

Schedule

Sessions:

  • From Cow to Carton – Dairy Farmer J Hodge will teach campers about the process of milking and campers will learn how to milk a “cow”.
  • Dairy Good Food: Delicious and Nutritious – OSU Extension Family & Consumer Sciences Educator will lead activities related to dairy products we eat and drink.
  • Crafts with Cows – Volunteers from the Muskingum County Dairy Promoters will assist campers with a craft while the cows are watching.
  • Meet Barn-e, Manure Manager – Cows make a lot of manure – Dairy Farmer Rachel Elliot Hodge will teach campers how a special robot manages the heavy load!
  • Keeping Animals Healthy – Dairy Farmer Elaina Hodge will teach campers about biosecurity and how diseases spread.

 

9:00-10 a.m. Curbside Check-In by Group, selected on registration

Calf Petting Zoo

10:05-10:15 a.m. Welcome
10:20-10:50 a.m. Session 1
11:00-11:30 a.m. Session 2
11:40-12:10 p.m. Session 3
12:15-1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:05-1:35 p.m. Session 4
1:45-2:15 p.m. Session 5
2:30-3:00 p.m. Ice Cream, Goodie Bags, Evaluation
3:00-4:00 p.m. Curbside Check-Out by Group, selected on registration

Calf Petting Zoo

2024 Still Project Judging Reminders

Reminder: Youth must attend a county level judging for still projects this year. There will be no advisor grade options this year. More information can be found on page 8 of the Muskingum County 4-H Owner’s Manual.

If youth cannot attend Still Project Judging, they should plan to register for Early Judging. More information about Early Judging: Early Still Project Judging Registration Now Available!

Still Project Judging is Wednesday, July 3 at the Veteran’s Building at the Muskingum County Fairgrounds. Please refer to the Muskingum County 4-H Owner’s Manual for the following information:

  • Project Completion Guidelines, Page 8
  • Still Project Judging Schedule by Club, Page 10
  • General Information about Still Project Judging, Page 10
  • Still Project Judging Requirements (what to do, what to bring), Pages 11-16

2024 Demonstrations & Illustrated Talks Contest Registration – Due June 30

4-H members are encouraged to participate in the 2024 Demonstrations & Illustrated Talks Contest on July 3! The contest is the same date as Still Project Judging to so youth can participate in both judging opportunities if they like!

  •  Youth can do a demonstration/illustrated talk on a topic of their choice (this could be a topic from their still project already being judged!)
  • Divisions are Junior Individual/Team (ages 8-10), Intermediate Individual/Team (ages 11-3), Senior Individual/Team (ages 14-18). Junior Divisions are without the use of computer technology, Intermediate and Senior Divisions can be with/or without technology.
  • Youth may be selected for the Ohio State Fair!
  • Each youth receives a $10 Roosters Gift Card, sponsored by the 4-H Committee, for participating in a contest.

Review the Demonstrations & Illustrated Talks Contest Rules

Youth must register by June 30 to participate. Register online!

Resources to help youth prepare for the contest are available on our website: muskingum.osu.edu/judging.

Early Still Project Judging Registration Now Available!

4-H projects must be judged at the county level to be completed. There are no advisor grade options for project completion.

Youth must attend one of three judging opportunities to have still projects judged. Youth must attend Still Project Judging to be eligible for county awards or Ohio State Fair selection.

Early Judging

June 18 or June 26 – Extension Office, by appointment

Register online: go.osu.edu/earlyjudging

 

Still Project Judging

July 3 – Veteran’s Building, Fairgrounds

 

For more information, refer to the Muskingum County 4-H Owner’s Manual: Project Completion Guidelines (Page 8) and Still Project Judging Information (Pages 10-16).

What Happens Next in 4-H? May Monthly Highlights

May
9 Camp Team Training, 6-8 p.m.
13 Junior Leaders @ Fuller’s Fairways, 6 p.m.
13 Cloverbud Camp Information Available
20-22 Cloverbud Camp Pre-Registration, begins 8 a.m. on  May 20 – first come, first served, must reserve spot/add to wait list during this time frame!
23 ALL Livestock Subcommittees, Large/Small Animal Sale, VBF
27 Office Closed – Memorial Day
28 Junior Fair Board, VBF, 6-7:30 p.m.
30 Cloverbud Camp Registrations Due
30 Camp Team Meeting, 6-8 p.m.

2024 Junior Fair Theme Announced

The Junior Fair Board met Monday night and selected the 2024 Junior Fair Theme:

Once Upon a Time with Junior Fair!

The booth/float entry form will be available in June 1.