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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 on July 12,13, and 14.  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
QA General Sessions, POSTPONED!!!

For 2020 Out of County QA Opportunities click here

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.

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 -- POSTPONED!!!                                                    
Skillathons (all species):  3:30-7:30 p.m.
QA Session: 6:00-7:30 p.m.                   

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

Tuesday, June 9, OSU Extension Office
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
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:

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

May 4 & 5 Beef Skillathon & Quality Assurance Training POSTPONED
May 9 Feeder Calf Tag-In POSTPONED
June 1 Breeding Beef Cattle Entry Forms Due 4:00 pm at Adams Co. Extension
June 9 Skillathon Make-Up 4-7 pm at Adams Co. Extension (does NOT include QA Make-Up)
NA Beef Clinic None scheduled in 2020

BEEF FORMS & INFORMATION

DAIRY PROJECTS

DAIRY SHOWS & EVENTS 2020

May 4 & 5 Dairy Skillathon & Quality Assurance POSTPONED
June 1 Dairy Cattle Entry Form Due 4:00 pm at Adams Co. Extension
June 9 Skillathon Make-Up 4-7 pm at Adams Co. Extension (does NOT include QA Make-Up)

DAIRY FORMS & INFORMATION

DOG PROJECTS

DOG SHOWS & EVENTS 2020

June 23 Pre-Fair Judging 9 am-4 pm see schedule for specific project judging times; Location TBA
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 POSTPONED
May 9 Mareket Goat Tag-In POSTPONED
June 1 Fur & Feather Applications Due 4:00 pm, Adams County Extension
June 1 Dairy Goat Registrations Due 4:00 at Adams Co. Extension Office
June 1 Meat Doe and Dairy Goat Show Entry Forms Due 4:00 at Adams Co. Extension Office
June 9 Skillathon Make-Up 4-7 pm at Adams Co. Extension Office (does NOT include QA Make-Up)

GOAT PROJECT FORMS & INFORMATION

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 POSTPONED
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 4:00 pm, Adams County Extension
June 9 Skillathon Make-Up 4-7 pm at Adams Co. Extension Office (does NOT include QA Make-Up)

 POULTRY FORMS & INFORMATION

RABBIT PROJECTS

RABBIT SHOWS & EVENTS 2020

April 16 Rabbit Clinic and QA CANCELLED
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 4:00 pm, Adams County Extension
June 9 Skillathon Make-Up 4-7 pm at Adams Co. Extension Office (does NOT include QA Make-Up)
June 18 Market Rabbit (Fryer) Tattooing 6-8 pm, Fairgrounds
June 18 Rabbit Skillathon 4-8 pm, Fairgrounds

RABBIT FORMS & INFORMATION

SHEEP PROJECTS

SHEEP SHOWS & EVENTS 2020

May 4 & 5 Sheep Skillathon & Quality Assurance Training POSTPONED
May 9 Market Sheep Tag-In POSTPONED
June 1 Breeding Sheep Entry Forms Due 4:00 pm, Adams County Extension
June 9 Skillathon Make-Up 4-7 pm at Adams Co. Extension Office (does NOT include QA Make-Up)

SHEEP FORMS & INFORMATION

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 POSTPONED
May 4 & 5 Swine Skillathon & Quality Assurance Training POSTPONED
June 1 Breeding Swine Entry Forms Due 4:00 pm, Adams County Extension
June 9 Skillathon Make-Up 4-7 pm at Adams Co. Extension Office (does NOT include QA Make-Up)

SWINE FORMS & INFORMATION

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/.