A Night to Shine in the Show Ring

This year, the Washington County Junior Fair has added a special event, “A Night to Shine in the Show Ring.” This show will showcase the talents of special needs youth from across the county, as they pair up with a 4-H show mentor and show their animal. We are extremely excited to offer this show, and can’t wait to see all of the youth!

Washington County 4-H members will utilize animal projects to mentor youth. By providing ALL participants the opportunity to experience a 4-H animal project this will allow special needs youth to achieve success in the show ring.

A night to shine in the show ring is to give our special needs youth in the county the experience of showing a livestock animal in the ring at the fair.  Mentors will meet with their special needs partner on August 13 from 6 – 7:30 at the OSU Extension Office for ice breaker games, meet your partner, what to wear and to schedule a farm visit.

Farm visits are to be scheduled between August 8-August 29th for your special needs partner to meet your animal and learn how to show.  Mentors and their partners will show the animal during our Night to Shine in the Show Ring on Monday, September 6th at 5pm in the Multi-Purpose Barn.

Participant Application (Special Needs Youth) – A night to shine Participant Application

Mentor Application (4-H & FFA Members wanting to share their project animals) – A night to Shine Mentor Application

Hog Tag Pictures

By June 1, 2021 all hogs project members must take a picture of tag in hog’s ear and send it to: wcfhogs@gmail.com Must include name of exhibitor with their hog tag number. Sample Photo: Submit 1 or 2 photos showing the tag number in the pig’s ear and showing the color & markings in the other photo.  If the pig is one solid color then only one photo is needed. Pictures must be submitted by ALL exhibitors, regardless of who tagged them or where purchased.

June 5 – Market Goat, Market Lamb, Dairy Feeder Steer Tag-in

Required Tag-in for Market Lambs, Market Goats, Dairy Feeder Steers will be Saturday, June 5 from 8—10:00 am at the Washington County Fairgrounds. Watch for road signs to indicate lineup locations.

All Market Goats & Market Lambs must Scrapies Tags in the ear by the June 5 tag-in. The Scrapie Tag should be put in by the breeder or where you purchased your animals.

Blue Breed Verification Cards Required for Dairy Feeder Steers – due June 5 – must be sign by dairy farmer where purchased in Ohio and include the ODA Producer number.

Cards are available from the OSU Extension Office, your advisor or printed here: Breed Verification Blue Card 2021

Change for 2021: The Dairy Feeders are usually given an Inforce 3 vaccination at fair weigh-in. This vaccination will now be given to all dairy feeders at the June tag-in. Inforce 3 provides protection against Infectious Bovine Rhinotracheitis, Parainfluenza 3, Bovine Respiratory Syncytial Virus.

Castration must be done by tag-in. The Fair Vet – Dr Lowe will be checking animals during tag-in.

County Fair Tag-in June 5

Required Tag-in for Market Lambs, Market Goats, Dairy Feeder Steers will be Saturday, June 5 from 8—10:00 am at the Washington County Fairgrounds. Watch for road signs to indicate lineup locations.

Blue Breed Verification Cards Required for Dairy Feeder Steers – due June 5 – must be sign by dairy farmer where purchased in Ohio and include the ODA Producer number.

Cards are available from the OSU Extension Office, your advisor or printed here: Breed Verification Blue Card 2021

Change for 2021: The Dairy Feeders are usually given an Inforce 3 vaccination at fair weigh-in. This vaccination will now be given to all dairy feeders at the June tag-in. Inforce 3 provides protection against Infectious Bovine Rhinotracheitis, Parainfluenza 3, Bovine Respiratory Syncytial Virus.

Castration must be done by tag-in. The Fair Vet – Dr Lowe will be checking animals during tag-in.

Hog Tag Reminders

  • By June 1, 2021 all hogs project members must take a picture of tag in hog’s ear and send it to: wcfhogs@gmail.com Must include name of exhibitor with their hog tag number. Sample Photo: Submit 1 or 2 photos showing the tag number in the pig’s ear and showing the color & markings in the other photo.  If the pig is one solid color then only one photo is needed. Pictures must be submitted by ALL exhibitors, regardless of who tagged them or where purchased.
  • 4-H or FFA advisors can contact the OSU Extension Office or continue to contact Chris Campbell  with number of tags needed for their club members. Advisors can pick-up tags between April 15 and May 15

    Hogs must be tagged by June 1

    Please note: there will not be a tag-in held at the Waterford Fairgrounds in 2021.

Mandatory Horse Parent Meeting

The Washington County 4-H Saddle Horse Committee and the Extension Office will be hosting a mandatory parent meeting for all horse project members on Thursday May 13,2021.  The meeting will be at the OSU Extension Office located at 202 Davis Ave Marietta beginning at 6:30pm.  Social distancing and masks are required for the program.  For more information call the office at 740-376-7431.

Quality Assurance Training – Final Virtual Session

Quality Assurance Training is still mandatory for 2021 for all youth taking market livestock and lactating dairy cattle/goat projects to be eligible to participate in junior fair events, shows and sales at the fairs. Parents are encouraged to attend the training with their child.

All trainings will be held using Zoom and start at 7:00 pm:

Final Virtual Training: May 6

No more than two family members on one Zoom connection.

A Zoom link to attend the training will be emailed after you register.

Participants must sign-up and reserve a training spot at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A094EADA72CA1FD0-20213

Attendance will be taken throughout the training session. If someone doesn’t attend the full training, the training will have to be repeated.

A face to face session will also be held May 20 for members that are not able to attend a virtual training due to limited or no internet access.

Hog Tag Announcement for Advisors

4-H or FFA advisors can contact the OSU Extension Office or continue to contact Chris Campbell  with number of tags needed for their club members. Advisors can pick-up tags between April 15 and May 15

Hogs must be tagged by June 1

Please note: there will not be a tag-in held at the Waterford Fairgrounds in 2021.

Due by June 1: Pictures of ALL hogs with the tag in the hog’s ear and send it to: wcfhogs@gmail.com include name of exhibitor with hog tag number.