Livestream Camera Operators Needed

Interested in helping at this year’s fair?  Since we plan to live-stream all livestock shows, we will be needing volunteer camera operators for the live streams.  All equipment and training will be provided. We are currently offering mostly three-hour shifts, but you are free to sign up for multiple shifts if you wish. Once you sign up you will receive a confirmation email and more instructions closer to fair. Click here to sign up for a time slot!

Beef Carcass Contest

The 2021 beef live carcass show will be held in the Coliseum on August 26. Check-in will begin at 6 pm and the show will start at 7 pm. The results show will be held at Heffelfinger Meats in Jeromesville on Monday, August 30 beginning at 6:00 PM.  A dinner will be held immediately following the results presentation.  Please click the link below to RSVP if you plan to attend the dinner.  Please RSVP no later than Tuesday August 24th.

Beef Carcass Contest Dinner RSVP

August Beef Carcass Contest Letter & Rules

Sheep Carcass Contest

We want to say thank you to Boliantz Packing of Mansfield for hosting our 2021 Sheep Carcass Contest! The live show will take place at the Fairgrounds on Saturday, August 28th at 9 am in the Sheep Arena. Weigh-in will be from 8:00–8:45 AM. The viewing of the carcasses will be on Wednesday, September 1st at 6:00 p.m. at Boliantz Packing / Weidle’s Meats facility located at 749 Springmill Street, Mansfield, Ohio 44903.. All carcass lambs will be processed at Boliantz Packing. Click the links below for additional information on the lamb carcass contest.

August Sheep Carcass Letter

Sheep Carcass Contest Rules

Online DUNF

Again this year, all Drug Use Notification Forms (DUNF) will be completed electronically.  Please fill out the electronic DUNF before Wednesday, September 8th at 5:00pm. You will receive a confirmation email with the details of your DUNF after it is submitted. If any information on the DUNF form changes between the time the form was submitted and fair check-in, the committee will ask you to complete a new DUNF at check-in. If nothing has changed you may proceed to the next step in the check-in line. Please use your entire animal ID/scrapie ID.  DUNF forms are required by the Ohio Department of Agriculture for all market animals, lactating dairy cows, and lactating dairy goats.  Click here to access the electronic DUNF.

Ractopamine Affidavit

Again this year, we will be using electronic ractopamine affidavits for all swine projects. Please fill out the electronic affidavit before Wednesday, September 8th at 5:00pm. You will receive a confirmation email after it is submitted. You will not be permitted to unload your swine project until the form is completed. Click here to access the online affidavit.

2021 Junior Fair Royal Court

Congratulations go out to the following Junior Fair Board members who applied to serve on the 2021 Wayne County Junior Fair Royal Court.  We wish you well and look forward to seeing you out and about at the shows and events throughout this year’s fair!  Be sure to see the crowning of the new King, Queen, Prince, and Princess in the Event Center at 8 pm on Saturday, September 11th.

King Candidates:
Ethan Gasser
Gavin Maibach
Gavin Snyder
Ben Rhoads

Queen Candidates:
Christine Anfang
Caitlyn DeMassimo
Libby Grossniklaus
Morgan Johnson
Morgan Vodika
Kailynn Wickens

Buyer’s Letters for Market Livestock Projects

Why should you write a buyer’s letter?  A buyer’s letter is a letter that a 4-H member sends out to potential buyers before the fair to tell them a little about themselves and their animal, and to invite them to the fair and livestock auction. It is your responsibility to help get new and returning buyers to come to the livestock sales. Some people come to the fair every year and buy one or more animals, but without new buyers, a time may come where there aren’t enough buyers to purchase all the animals.  New buyers or returning buyers that are happy with the letters they have received are more likely to come to the fair and pay the premium prices we all enjoy receiving for our animals. Buyers pay far more than the market value of the animals we sell and it is up to the individual exhibitor to encourage as many potential buyers as possible to come to the  fair and bid on their animals. Many buyers have told us that they love personal letters from the 4-H and FFA members.

Click the links below for sample buyer letters, list of last year’s buyers, and help sheet to get you started!

Sample Buyer Letter

1-2-3’s of Marketing Your Project

2020 Buyers List

Rabbit Tattooing – August 28

Tattooing will be available for all rabbits on August 28 from 9:00 AM to noon in the Fairgrounds Event Center. All market rabbits MUST be tattooed by the committee. If you have a pet or breeding rabbit, you are welcome to have someone else, such as the breeder, tattoo the rabbit for you. All rabbits must be tattooed to be able to exhibit at the fair. Purchased market rabbits are REQUIRED to attend the August 28 tattoo date. If they do not attend, they cannot exhibit at the fair. The exhibitor does not have to be present, just the rabbits. You may only bring six purchased market rabbits to be tattooed. Bred, Born, and Raised rabbits are HIGHLY encouraged to attend the August 28th tattooing. There is no tattoo limit for BBR market rabbits.

2021 Junior Fair Livestock Auction Information Available

Attention all market exhibitors – 2021 livestock auction information is now available! Letters containing detailed sale information were sent to recent buyers earlier this week. As always, we encourage new buyers to attend our auction! Click the links below for new buyer information and flyers for this year’s sale.

Please note that once again, custom processing reservations must be made in advance if buyers wish to receive the meat from the animal they purchase. Reservations must be made by September 1.  No additional options of custom processing are guaranteed to be offered at the time of the fair. Please read the custom processing information sheet before reserving your slot. Click the links below for additional information on custom processing and to reserve a processing slot.

2021 Custom Processing Information

2021 Custom Processing Reservations

New Buyer Letter

Junior Fair Sale Brochure

2021 Sale Flyer

Buyer Group Registration Form

Livestock Auction Donation Add-On Form