Attention all members taking swine projects – again in 2021, we will be requiring that you submit a ractopamine affidavit when entering your animal ID in 4-H Online, and another affidavit at fair time. Please download and complete your affidavit and then upload it into the “Ractopamine Document” section when entering your hog in 4-H Online. Click here to download the affidavit.
OSU Virtual Junior Swine Day is scheduled for February 20, 2021! The complete agenda and registration information can be found at this link: www.go.osu.edu/jsd2021. Registration is due on February 16.
Ractopamine affidavits for all swine projects will be submitted electronically. Please complete your ractopamine affidavit by September 9 at 5:00 PM. You will receive a confirmation email after your affidavit is submtted. You will not be permitted to unload your swine project until the form is completed. Click here to access the ractopamine affidavit.
Swine Quality Assurance will be held on Tuesday, May 19th. Go to https://osu.zoom.us/j/98210249300 or call 312-626-6799 Meeting ID: 982 1024 9300 to join the QA session!!
The swine breeder declaration form has been updated to a fillable PDF, making it easier to email the form between the exhibitor and breeder. The breeder will be able to digitally sign the form and return it to the exhibitor. by email. We will still accept the previous form as well as the updated form. Also remember that the Breeder Declaration forms are due in 4-H Online by June 1 with your animal ID.
Junior Swine Day will be held Saturday, March 28, 2020 at OSU Columbus and OSU ATI Wooster campuses. All attendees must pre-register by visiting www.go.osu.edu/OSUJRSDAY by March 20. Registration is limited and onsite registration will not be accepted. Register early!
There will be a Show Pig Clinic held at the Holmes County Fairgrounds (Harvest Ridge) with Weaver Livestock ProStaffer Kent Bennington on April 4. Doors will open at 8:30 AM, with the clinic beginning at 9:00. This is a FREE educational event open to all 4-H and FFA members in Holmes and surrounding counties. Kent will be covering daily care, showmanship, and nutrition. In addition to begin a Weaver Livestock ProStaffer, Kent is a show feed specialist for Umbarger Show Feeds. Along with his family, Kent has raised several show champions at the national level. Don’t miss this great opportunity to improve your Show Pig skills!!