4-H and FFA exhibitors who plan to exhibit market goats, market lambs, and feeder calves at the 2019 Adams County Fair will need to bring their livestock to the Adams County Fairgrounds on Thursday, May 9 for the spring tag-in. Yes, you read that right, Thursday evening, May 9. Please note the new day and times as they are a departure from our normal Saturday morning tag-ins. Market goats will be weighed and tagged beginning at 5 p.m. until 7 p.m., and market lambs will be weighed and tagged from 7 – 8:30 p.m.
All goats and lambs must have official USDA scrapie tags in their ears 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 5 – 8:30 p.m., also at the fairgrounds. Feeder calf exhibitors should take note of the new vaccination/health requirements and form. These can be found online at https://adams.osu.edu/program-areas/4-h-youth-development/animal-projects. Completed forms should be brought to tag-in, or exhibitors may opt to have Darrin Stanfield, DVM, administer vaccinations on site for a fee.
Exhibitors may tag-in and exhibit as many as three animals of each species in 2019. However, they will be able to sell only one unit in the Large Animal Sale unless they have a grand or reserve champion, OME champion, or production champion. All champions must sell (with the exception of feeder calf champions). Only animals that make weight will be allowed to compete for 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 of fair week.