Quality Assurance Resources

Our fair Vet Dr. Phil Lowe helped us develop some Preventative Health Recommendation for Animals. Learn about recommended vaccinations and parasite control. This was mentioned in this week’s Livestock Quality Assurance Training: 2020 Health Recommendations – LOWE

My Feed Practices Check-up – Review this check-list and see how you are doing with feed storage, feed knowledge and feeding practices: My Feed Practices Check-Up

2021 Livestock Factsheets – new to livestock projects or are you taking a new project this year? Check out these Livestock Factsheets and learn more about the project expectations. Click on these links to download the factsheets you need:

Breeding Livestock/Fancy Poultry Market Goat
Market Chickens Market Hog
Market Dairy Goat Market Lamb
Dairy Feeder Steer Market Steer
Market Ducks Market Rabbits
Feeder Calves Market Turkeys

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.

Livestock Housing Agreements – Due April 15

This form applies to all livestock projects (market or breeding) in which the animal(s) is housed away from the exhibitor’s home.

Housing away from home is defined as ‘any amount of time where an animal(s) is taken care of away from the exhibitor’s home location with the exception of shows/exhibitions.

If the animal is shown in another exhibition, the exhibitor must not show a breeding project as a market project or visa versa.

Cooperator is defined as ‘the owner/operator of the facility where the animal(s) will be housed.’

Any exhibitor found to be housing their animal away from home without a completed form will loose the right to show and sell any project at the Waterford, Washington County, and Barlow Fairs for the duration of the project year.

Form is due to the Extension Office, 202 Davis Ave., Marietta, no later than 4:30pm on April 15th of the project year.  One form each year per project.

Click here for form: Livestock Housing Agreement

 

Livestock Quality Assurance Handouts

Our fair Vet Dr. Phil Lowe helped us develop some Preventative Health Recommendation for Animals. Learn about recommended vaccinations and parasite control. This was mentioned in this week’s Livestock Quality Assurance Training: 2020 Health Recommendations – LOWE

My Feed Practices Check-up – Review this check-list and see how you are doing with feed storage, feed knowledge and feeding practices: My Feed Practices Check-Up

2021 Livestock Factsheets – new to livestock projects or are you taking a new project this year? Check out these Livestock Factsheets and learn more about the project expectations. Click on these links to download the factsheets you need:

Breeding Livestock/Fancy Poultry Market Goat
Market Chickens Market Hog
Market Dairy Goat Market Lamb
Dairy Feeder Steer Market Steer
Market Ducks Market Rabbits
Feeder Calves Market Turkeys

Virtual Quality Assurance Training – REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

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:

March  23, 24, 25

April 19, 20, 21

May 6

Each session will hold a maximum of 40 participants. 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.

How to attend a virtual training using Zoom:

Steps to attend a Zoom meeting on a computer

  • Click on the QA invitation link emailed after you registered
  • You will need to allow your computer some time to download Zoom
  • Enter the meeting ID if necessary
  • Allow access to Camera & Sound
  • Your controls are at the bottom for microphone and camera

Steps to attend a Zoom meeting on a mobile phone

  • Open App Store and download Zoom Cloud Meetings
  • Open App, sign-up, enter email address, first name, and last name, email will be sent, verify account, initial setup complete
  • Make sure Zoom App is downloaded and ready
  • Click on the QA invitation link emailed after you registered
  • Enter the meeting ID if necessary
  • Allow access to Camera & Sound

 

Quality Assurance Test Out Option Available

The Washington County 4-H Program will be offering a quality assurance test out option on Monday February 15, 2021 at 9am.  The test will be administered at the OSU Extension Office for youth ages 12-14 years old and youth 15-18 years old.  The quality assurance test with a passing score for youth ages 12-14 will allow them to not attend an annual quality assurance training until they turn 15 as of January 1st.  Youth members ages 15-18 years old who pass the test will not need to attend an annual quality assurance training for the remainder of their 4-H / FFA career.  The tests are administered by 4-H professionals and consist of multiple choice questions.  If youth are interested in taking the test they may call the extension office at 740-376-7431 to set and appointment for February 15th.  If you would like more information you may also email Kathryn at hartline.24@osu.edu