Duck Pick Up Day

The market ducks are scheduled to arrive on Thursday July 22, 2021!  Please be at Heritage Country Store located on Third Street in Marietta from 3:00pm to 4:30pm.  Market duck exhibitors should have their pens ready for the new arrivals.  Please bring a box or carrier for your ducks to transport them home.  We will not have extra boxes to give you.  Stop by the counter at Heritage for any supplies or feed you need for your new ducks.  For questions please email hartline.24@osu.edu or shaw.524@osu.edu.  Our office will be relocating next week and we will have limited phone and email service during that time.  You may also utilize our facebook page to send messages and we will keep you posted as the ducks arrive.

Chicken Pick Up Date

The chicks will be arriving this week on Thursday July 8!  Please have your pens ready at home and meet us at Heritage Country Store on Third Street in Marietta from 3-4:30pm.  We will be posting on facebook when they arrive, please bring a box to transport them home in and practice social distancing.  For questions call us at 740-376-7431

Barlow Tag-in July 17

Reminder of Barlow Tag-in on Saturday, July 17 from 8-10 AM at the Barlow Fairgrounds. This is for Feeder Calves & Market Dairy Goats. Market Dairy Goat exhibitors must bring their Blue Breed Verification Card signed by the Breeder and Exhibitor.  Cards are still available at the Extension Office if needed or printed at https://washington.osu.edu/program-areas/4-h-youth-development/washington-county-fairs.

Feeder calves must have a halter on so calves can be tagged on the trailer. NO CHUTE WILL BE SET UP THIS YEAR!

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.

Quality Assurance – Final Session on May 20

If you missed Virtual Livestock Quality Assurance Training in March, April and May, here is the final option.

May 20 – at 7:00 pm there will be Face to Face Livestock Quality Assurance Training held in the Jr Fair Building on the Washington County Fairgrounds. No per-registration required to attend the face to face training.

Quality Assurance Training is mandatory for 2020 for all youth taking market livestock and lactating dairy cattle/goat projects in order to be eligible to participate in junior fair events, shows and sales at the fairs.  Parents are encourage to attend the training with their child.