4-H and FFA exhibitors who want to exhibit market goats, market lambs, and feeder calves at the 2017 Adams County Fair will need to bring their livestock to the Adams County fairgrounds on Saturday, April 29, for the annual tag-in. Market goats will be weighed and tagged as on feed for the fair from 8:00-11:00 a.m., and market lambs will be weighed and tagged from 11:00 a.m.-Noon.
All goats and lambs must have official USDA scrapie identification at the time of tag-in, and animals with blue, slaughter-only or meat scrapie tags will not be tagged and may not be exhibited at the fair.
Feeder calves will be weighed, tagged, and tattooed from 8:00 a.m.-Noon, also at the fairgrounds. Feeder calf exhibitors should take note of the vaccination/health requirements and form. These were recently mailed to exhibitors, and they can be found online at adams.osu.edu. Completed forms should be brought to tag-in, or exhibitors may opt to have Darin Stanfield, DVM, administer vaccinations on site for a fee. Stanfield will also castrate calves, if needed.
Exhibitors may tag-in and exhibit as many as three animals of each species in 2017. However, they will be able to sell only one unit in the Fair sales unless they have multiple qualifying champions. All champions must sell (with the exception of feeder calf champions). Only animals that make weight will be allowed to compete for any of the champions. Underweight and overweight animals at the time of fair weigh-in may be exhibited in designated underweight and overweight classes and may be shown in showmanship classes. They may not be sold through the Large Animal Livestock Sale on Saturday, July 15, during the Fair.
For more information about tag-in or for additional details on project and fair requirements, visit the OSU Extension Adams County website at adams.osu.edu or contact the Extension office at 937.544.2339.