Click on the follwowing links to go to that species:

Beef         Dairy         Dog         Goat         Poultry, Duck & Turkey    

Rabbit         Sheep         Swine    

2020 Livestock record supplement

The following projects should not be using this record book supplement.  Horses: Use Equine Record Book, Dogs: Use Dog Project and Record Book.  If it is your first year taking a project use the appropriate Record Book.

PDF fillable version or Word fillable document  

VFD (Veterinary Feed Directive)

Fact Sheet

Forms Required for the Fair

DUNF: This form is in triplicate. It cannot be downloaded. It will be available in the Junior Fair Board Office Sunday-Tuesday of fair week.  This form MUST be filled out completely and accurately and MUST be signed by the exhibitor AND a parent/guardian (unless the exhibitor is 18 or older). DUNFs must be turned in at Fair weigh-in or check-in. One form should be completed for each market lamb, goat, hog, steer, lactating dairy goat, lactating dairy cow, market turkey, and market duck. One form should be completed per pen of meat-type chickens and market rabbits. Exhibitors who submit incomplete or unsigned forms will not be permitted to show their animal(s) until the form is completed.

Quality Assurance and Skillathons

The required Quality Assurance (QA) and Skillathons for 2020 have been scheduled. All youth who plan to enter and exhibit (breeding and market) livestock (beef cattle, dairy cattle, swine, sheep, dairy or meat goats, rabbits, and poultry) at the Adams County Junior Fair must attend a qualifying Quality Assurance (QA) program or successfully “test out” of the program. Youth who attend the 2020 4-H Market Hog, 4-H Market Goat, or 4-H Rabbit Clinics will meet their QA requirement. Note: Attending the 4-H Rabbit Clinic meets the QA requirement for small animals only. Youth ages 12 and older as of January 1 may test out of QA at Manchester, North Adams, Peebles, and West Union High Schools or at the OVCTC. Youth who have previously tested out of QA and who have not changed age divisions will not need to take the test again; youth who want to test out should contact the FFA advisor at their school for testing details.

Adams County QA, 2020:
March 21, CANCELLED
April 16, CANCELLED
For 2020 Out of County QA Opportunities - NONE for 2020

2020 QA General Sessions, VIRTUAL
(see information below)

Youth Quality Assurance is an important part of the educational experience for 4-H and FFA members.  Members who plan to exhibit livestock at the 2020 Adams County Fair will be required to complete Quality Assurance prior to exhibition.  The Ohio Department of Agriculture has waived the 45 day before exhibition rule for 2020 only.  ODA has also authorized OSU Extension to deliver Quality Assurance virtually with specific guidelines.

This gives us greater flexibility in planning and delivering the required material to our members.  In Adams County the following options will be available to meet the Quality Assurance requirement for 2020:

Virtual Quality Assurance via Zoom – Kristy will be offering 9 sessions of Quality Assurance through May and June.  Members must register for the session at least 48 hours prior to the start time and will be emailed a link 24 hours in advance of the session.  Members will need to log in using a computer or the Zoom app available for free to download to your device.  Members will be required to view material, respond to questions and type into the chat box.  If you do not have a microphone on your computer, you can communicate through the chat option.  Register at https://go.osu.edu/adamsqa.  All 9 sessions will cover large and small animal QA and are open to all Adams County 4-H and FFA members.

Online YQCA – For 2020, online YQCA is an approved option to complete Quality Assurance training.  The online course costs $12 per member and each child will be required to have a unique email address.  A help sheet providing step by step instructions for families interested in utilizing this online option is available HERE.  The $12 fee associated with this option is not refundable, cannot be waived by nor is it paid to OSU Extension Adams County.

There will be no test out option for 2020.  Clubs and chapters will receive a list of members who need to be certified from the Extension office.  If you have questions regarding Quality Assurance please contact Kristy at watters.92@osu.edu or Barbie at rowe.316@osu.edu.

Skillathon Details:

All 4-H members and interested FFA members must also participate in the applicable Skillathon(s) to earn points for the Outstanding Exhibitor scoring. Skillathons are required for 4-H and optional for FFA. Exceptions: Participation in the Skillathon is optional for youth enrolled in horseless horse and pet rabbit projects.  ***UPDATE: Livestock Skillathons will be virtual for 2020! Each species skillathon will be posted to the OSU Extension Adams County website on June 29 through July 4. Links will be sent to exhibitors email address on file. Skillathons are optional but strongly encouraged for 2020.

Looking for Skillathon study materials? Ask your advisor to borrow the Skillathon kit for your species from the Extension Office and/or review the materials in the appropriate species resource handbook. Horse members may want to purchase a copy of the Uniform Rules to use as a study guide, as well as a copy of the Beginning Horse Management project book. Poultry members face a bigger study challenge – check online for pictures of the many breeds; and check the turkey, duck, and chicken (fancy, broilers, etc.) project record books for information on the identification of bird body parts, cuts of meat, and so forth.

QA Program Details:

Participants must be prompt and stay for the entire program to meet the attendance requirement. It is the responsibility of all participants to sign in on registration sheets upon arrival, to complete all required paperwork, and to turn in that paperwork at the end of the program. Late arrivals will not receive their QA certification. Youth that do not attend a QA session or successfully test out of QA will not be permitted to enter or exhibit livestock at the Adams County Junior Fair or at the Ohio State Junior Fair. If participants arrive late or leave early, the attendance requirement will not be met.

QA and Skillathon Schedule:

Monday, May 4 at OVCTC -- CANCELLED!!  VIRTUAL FOR 2020                                   
Skillathons (all species):  3:30-7:30 p.m.
QA Session: 6:00-7:30 p.m.                   

Tuesday, May 5 at OVCTC -- CANCELLED!!  VIRTUAL FOR 2020
Skillathons (all species): 3:30-7:30 p.m.
QA Session: 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, June 9, OSU Extension Office--CANCELLED!!!
Skillathon Make-Up Session: (all animal projects)                       
4:00-7:00 p.m., first come, first served (does NOT inclue QA Make-Up)

Thursday, June 18, Fairgrounds--CANCELLED!!!
Rabbit Skillathon
4:00-8:00 p.m., this is a hands-on skillathon (does NOT include QA Make-Up)

Quality Assurance Make-Up

We will not be scheduling any Adams County quality assurance make-up sessions. Opportunities to make up QA are available in neighboring counties during their QA programs and clinics. All QA must be completed by June 1. If you attend a qualifying QA session in another county, at the Ohio Beef Expo or Scarlet and Gray Show, etc., YOU are responsible for providing the Extension office with appropriate documentation of attendance on or before the June 1 deadline. Check the link above for a list of qualifying quality assurance programs in neighboring counties.

Test-Out Option:-Not offered in 2020

There is a QA “test-out” option for exhibitors age 12-14 (Intermediate) and 15-18 (Senior). Youth who pass the test will be exempt from taking a test again or attending one of the annual QA certification programs until they move to the next age bracket or until they are no longer eligible, by age, to exhibit in the Junior Fair. Youth who exhibit swine will need to take the PQAPlus Youth tests. All other exhibitors will take either the Ohio Small Animal test (rabbits, poultry) or the Ohio Large Animal test (sheep, goats, cattle). Exhibitors who show both large and small animal species must take the Large Animal test. Tests may be taken only once each program year, and exhibitors must achieve a qualifying score of 70% to pass. To study for a test, review QA materials in your project record book and QA handouts from previous years. Visit our website or contact the Extension Office for additional study aids. Tests will be administered by FFA advisors at North Adams, Peebles, and West Union high schools and at the OVCTC. Listen to announcements or check with FFA advisors for testing dates, locations, and times. Tests must be taken and passed prior to the 5:00 p.m. QA program on May 1.

BEEF PROJECTS

BEEF SHOWS & EVENTS 2020

January 9, 2021 Market Beef Tag-In 8:30 - 10:00am, Fairgrounds
May 4 & 5 Beef Skillathon & Quality Assurance Training VIRTUAL QA & SKILLATHON (links below)
May 13 Feeder Calf Tag-In VIRTUAL-Duy by May 13
June 1 Breeding Beef Cattle Entry Forms Due VIRTUAL-Due by June 22
June 9 Skillathon Make-Up CANCELLED
NA Beef Clinic None scheduled in 2020

BEEF FORMS & INFORMATION

Click here for Feeder Calf Virtual Tag-In/Registration

Click here for Beef Breeding Virtual Registration

Click here for Beef JUNIOR Skillathon

Click here for Beef INTERMEDIATE Skillathon

Click here for Beef SENIOR Skillathon

DAIRY PROJECTS

DAIRY SHOWS & EVENTS 2020

May 4 & 5 Dairy Skillathon & Quality Assurance VIRTUAL QA & SKILLATHON (links below)
June 1 Dairy Cattle Entry Form Due VIRTUAL-Due by June 22
June 9 Skillathon Make-Up CANCELLED

DAIRY FORMS & INFORMATION

Click here for Dairy Virtual Registration

Click here for Dairy JUNIOR Skillathon

Click here for Dairy INTERMEDIATE Skillathon

Click here for Dairy SENIOR Skillathon

DOG PROJECTS

DOG SHOWS & EVENTS 2020

June 23 Pre-Fair Judging POSTPONED
July 1 OSF Dog Entries must be postmarked by July 1 (shows, poster contest, etc.) More events posted on the Ohio 4-H Dog Program Website

DOG FORMS & INFORMATION

  •     Dog Project Guidelines

DOG WEB LINKS

  • Ohio 4-H Dog Program - If you're taking a dog project, you'll definitely want to check out this website.  It is an EXCELLENT resource for fun show match dates, state fair info. and lots more valuable tools!

GOAT PROJECTS

GOAT SHOWS & EVENTS 2020

March 21 Quality Assurance Session CANCELLED
March 21 Market Goat Clinic CANCELLED
May 4 & 5 Goat Skillathon & Quality Assurance Training VIRTUAL QA & SKILLATHON (links below)
May 13 Mareket Goat Tag-In VIRTUAL-Duy by May 13
June 1 Fur & Feather Applications Due 4:00 pm, Adams County Extension
June 1 Dairy Goat Registrations Due VIRTUAL-Due June 22
June 1 Meat Doe and Dairy Goat Show Entry Forms Due VIRTUAL-Due June 22
June 9 Skillathon Make-Up CANCELLED

GOAT PROJECT FORMS & INFORMATION

Click here for Market Goat Virtual Tag-In/Registration

Click here for Breeding/Dairy/Other Goat Virtual Registration

Click here for Goat JUNIOR Skillathon

Click here for Goat INTERMEDIATE Skillathon

Click here for Goat SENIOR Skillathon

POULTRY, DUCK & TURKEY PROJECTS

POULTRY SHOWS & EVENTS 2020

Feb. 15 Market Turkey Poult/Duck/Chick Orders due to Extension Office 4:00 pm at Adams County Extension (must be submitted by Advisor with club check)
March 19 Turkey Poult pickup CANCELLED
May 4 & 5     Poultry, Duck & Turkey Skillathon & Quality Assurance Training VIRTUAL QA & SKILLATHON (links below)
May 20 Market Duck and Chick Clinic & Pick Up 6-7:00 pm Clinic, 7-8:00 pm Pick Up, Fairgrounds
June 1 Fur & Feather Ambassador Applications Due 4:00 pm, Adams County Extension
June 1 Poultry Entry Forms Due VIRTUAL-Due June 22
June 9 Skillathon Make-Up CANCELLED

 POULTRY FORMS & INFORMATION

Click here for Fancy & Production Poultry Registration

Click here for Poultry JUNIOR Skillathon

Click here for Poultry INTERMEDIATE Skillathon

Click here for Poultry SENIOR Skillathon

RABBIT PROJECTS

RABBIT SHOWS & EVENTS 2020

April 16 Rabbit Clinic and QA VIRTUAL QA & SKILLATHON (links below)
April 16 Breeding Rabbit Tattooing CANCELLED
June 1 Fur & Feather Ambassador Applications Due 4:00 pm, Adams County Extension
June 1 ALL Breeding Rabbit Entry Forms due VIRTUAL-Due June 22
June 9 Skillathon Make-Up CANCELLED
June 18 Market Rabbit (Fryer) Tattooing CANCELLED, VIRTUAL TAG IN DUE BY JUNE 26
June 18 Rabbit Skillathon VIRTUAL QA & SKILLATHON (links below)

RABBIT FORMS & INFORMATION

Click here for Breeding Rabbit Virtual Registration

Click here for Market Rabbit Virtual Registration

Click here for Rabbit JUNIOR Skillathon

Click here for Rabbit INTERMEDIATE Skillathon

Click here for Rabbit SENIOR Skillathon

SHEEP PROJECTS

SHEEP SHOWS & EVENTS 2020

May 4 & 5 Sheep Skillathon & Quality Assurance Training VIRTUAL QA & SKILLATHON (links below)
May 9 Market Sheep Tag-In VIRTUAL DUE BY MAY 13
June 1 Breeding Sheep Entry Forms Due VIRTUAL-Due by June 22
June 9 Skillathon Make-Up CANCELLED

SHEEP FORMS & INFORMATION

Click here for Market Lamb Virtual Tag-In/Registration

Click here for Breeding Sheep Virtual Registration

Click here for Sheep JUNIOR Skillathon

Click here for Sheep INTERMEDIATE Skillathon

Click here for Sheep SENIOR Skillathon

SWINE PROJECTS

SWINE SHOWS & EVENTS 2020

March 21 Market Hog Clinic CANCELLED
March 21 Quality Assurance Session CANCELLED
April 18 Optional Market Hog Weigh-In CANCELLED
May 4 & 5 Swine Skillathon & Quality Assurance Training VIRTUAL QA & SKILLATHON (links below)
June 1 Breeding Swine Entry Forms Due VIRTUAL-Due by June 22
June 9 Skillathon Make-Up CANCELLED

SWINE FORMS & INFORMATION

Click here for Market Hog Virtual Tag-In/Registration

Click here for Swine Breeding Virtual Registration

Click here for Swine JUNIOR Skillathon

Click here for Swine INTERMEDIATE Skillathon

Click here for Swine SENIOR Skillathon

Please use the following fact sheets to learn more about a Ractopamine Free Swine Project.

  •     Exhibiting a Ractopamine-Free Swine Project - Fact Sheet
  •     A Ractopamine-Free Swine Project - Fact Sheet
  •     A Ractopamine-Free Swine Project -Primer - Fact Sheet

    Adams County Fair Market Hog Show Ractopamine Free in 2020

The Adams County Fair Market Hog show will be Ractopamine, known by brand names Paylean, Engain, etc., free this year.  This is a market driven decision that will give our junior fair exhibitors the best chance to receive a fair packer bid on their market hog project.  The process to ensure a ractopamine free show is still being finalized.  Exhibitors and their parents or guardians must sign an affidavit certifying their project has not been fed ractopamine.  These documents were sent via email to all members enrolled in a market hog project and they are linked above on this page.

When choosing your animals, you should confirm that they have not been fed ractopamine and you should not offer it as a feed.  In order to prevent cross contamination from previous market hog projects, exhibitors should thoroughly clean pens, trailers, feeders, fans, etc.  The attached fact sheet provides further information to consider.  Additional information compiled by the Ohio Pork Council, The Ohio State University, the Ohio State Fair and the Ohio Department of Agriculture can be found at https://ohiopork.org/ractopamine-free/.