Fair Week Jr. Exhibitor Info

 

2023 Livestock Move-In

BE FAMILIAR with all barn procedures, rules, and move-in/move-out procedures, route, flow and expectations! Refer to the email sent from the extension office for ALL details to assure a safe, efficient move-in.

MOVING TACK IN EARLY IS ENCOURAGED.  Please bring tack, gates, wheelbarrows, etc. on Thursday, June 15 or Friday, June 16 from 8am-9pm. Please do not park in the Midway gravel lot west of Heritage Hall or surrounding pavement. Keep vehicles near/around barns or in east parking lot. Move in is ONLY about unloading animals and keeping the traffic moving.

 

Move-in...

Please note:

  • Be prepared to unload animals ONLY and keep moving as soon as they're placed in their pen(s)! It is encouraged to move tack boxes in before moving in on Thursday, June 15 or Friday, June 16 from 8am-9pm.   Any tack brought in after designated move-in day/time will need to be carried from the parking lot! The streamlined process of unloading animals will not allow time for unloading tack while animals are moved in to keep things moving quickly and efficiently!
  • Drug Use Notification (DUNF) forms must be completed online prior to weigh-in and will be checked at their pens before being released. Exhibitors with incomplete forms may be delayed or sent to the end of the line for their species.
  •  Pullorum paperwork required for poultry. Rabbit and poultry paperwork will be distributed and collected in small animal barn.
  • NO TRAILERS are permitted to be parked in the parking lot once move-in is complete. Violators will be towed.
  • Jr. Fair Exhibitors should go to Gate D (entrance by horse barn) on Saturday 6/17 noon-3pm or Sunday 6/18 1pm-4pm to get a wristband to put on their wrist. Wristbands are required to be worn all week for gate admittance. No paper Jr. Fair passes will be distributed for 2022.
  • Instead of the traditional required livestock Jr. exhibitor meeting they will take place by species prior to most weigh-ins. Poultry 06/17 11am, Cattle 6/17 1:30pm, Sheep and Goats 06/17 2:30pm, Rabbits 06/17 2:30pm And Market Hogs 06/18 2:30pm.
  • "Take-home" animal designations must be made with the sale committee on Sunday, 6/18 between 4pm-5:30pm in Heritage Hall. $25 "take-home" fee.
  • For 2023 fair - pens/stalls must be completely cleaned out by Sunday, 6/25
  • Sale intentions must be made online no later than 10pm Thursday, June 22 using THIS FORM NO EXCEPTIONS.  Jr. fair exhibitors will be required to sign in with an email address. 
  • Showman of Showmen Contest - senior showmanship 1st place winners for each species compete in this all-species showmanship showcase at 9am FRIDAY JUNE 23
  • Exhibitors are expected to be present on sale day to walk through sale ring. Exceptions will only be honored if noted on Sale Intention Form (due by 10pm Thursday, June 22)
  • Market animals going to packers should be left in pens. Exhibitors will not load animals on packer trucks. Load-out will be conducted by authorized fair personnel. No parents allowed in the barn during load out. All animal pens need to be cleaned out by exhibitors by Sunday 6/25 .
  • SALE CHECK DISTRIBUTION - livestock sale checks will be mailed in early August. Buyers must have paid in order for exhibitor check to be mailed.
 

Take pride in YOUR fairgrounds! Please keep our facilities clean, neat and in good condition. We are asking that exhibitors in each barn sweep their barns daily by 9:00am and throughout the day as needed. See garbage on the ground? Please pick it up and put it in the proper containers.

HOGS:

  • Tack move-in Thursday, June 15 & Friday, June 16 8am-9pm
  • MARKET HOG move-in will take place between 8am-1pm SUNDAY 6/18 (drive in Gate C). Hogs are to stay in trailers until vet and livestock sale committee member have cleared them for entrance into barn.  
  • HOG weigh-in will take place starting at 3pm on SUNDAY 6/18.
  • MARKET HOG showmanship Monday, June 19 8:30am.
  • MARKET HOG show is Tuesday 06/20 8:30am.
  • Designated "take-home" market HOGS (paperwork required) ONLY released 6:30am-8am WEDNESDAY 6/21. $25 "take-home" fee.
  • Breeding Gilts will arrive Saturday 06/18 4pm-5pm. can show off trailers. Breeding Guilt show will start at 6pm followed by showmanship. 
  • There is a board across the back for all tack and feed. It is 18” deep. Everything must be in or over the pens. Nothing may be placed along the walls.
  • Pens are 5' wide x 6' deep with arch over front. "Thank you" posters (no bigger than 24" wide x 18" tall) may be hung on pen arch with zip ties. Zip ties must be cut off and properly disposed of at move-out.
  • Fans not permitted.
  • DUNF required for all hogs

SHEEP & GOATS:

  • Tack move-in Thursday, June 15 & Friday, June 16 8am-9pm
  • SHEEP & GOAT move-in will take place between 8am-11am SATURDAY 6/17 (drive in Gate C).  
  • SHEEP & GOAT weigh-in will take place starting at 3pm on SATURDAY 6/17
  • SHEEP show TUESDAY 6/20 4pm (order: market, breeding, showmanship)
  • GOAT show MONDAY 6/19  2pm (order: market, breeding, showmanship)
  • Designated "take-home" market (paperwork required) and breeding animals released 6am-9am FRIDAY 6/23. $25 "take-home" 
  • There is a board across the back for all tack and feed. It is 18” deep. Everything must be in or over the pens. Nothing may be placed along the walls.
  • Pens are 5' wide x 6' deep with arch over front. "Thank you" posters (no bigger than 24" wide x 18" tall) may be hung on pen arch with zip ties. Zip ties must be cut off and properly disposed of at move-out.
  • Show stands and pop-up canopies can be put up outside the north side of the barn starting on Sunday. Sandbags, blocks or other like weight must be used to secure canopies.
  • No outside electric for blowers. Run cords from barn to pop-up canopy or utilize extra room in barn for blowers.
  • Fans not permitted.
  • Scrapie ID tags required for all sheep and goats. 

CATTLE:

  • Tack move-in THURSDAY, June 15 & Friday, June 16 8am-9pm
  • BEEF & DAIRY move-in will take place between 8AM-11AM SATURDAY 6/17 (use opening in fence from parking lot between cattle & horse barns to pull in).
  • BEEF & DAIRY weigh-in will take place starting at 2pm SATURDAY 6/17.
  • BEEF show WEDNESDAY 6/21 4pm (order:  dairy beef feeders, beef feeder, beef breeding, market steers (followed by showmanship)
  • DAIRY SHOW will be June 9-11
  • Designated "take-home" market (paperwork required) and breeding animals released 6am-9am FRIDAY 6/23. $25 "take-home" 
  • Dairy Beef Feeder Vaccinations are required, copy of vaccination information or proof of vaccination is required at April 2023 tagging.
  • Inside the barn: if you are assigned a space along the wall, you will have a tie board. If you are down the center, you will have pipe-gates to tie to.
  • Groom shoots have a place outside the barn across from wash racks. All have electric outlets. Generators are not permitted. Pop-up canopies can be used for grooming. Sandbags, blocks or other like weight must be used to secure canopies.
  • Bring your own gates & posts if you want to separate your pen spaces. Posts must be removed at the end of fair.
  • Fans are permitted in the cattle barn.
  • No bulk deliveries of mulch or shavings.

RABBITS & POULTRY:

  • POULTRY move-in will take place between 8am-11am SATURDAY 6/17. All poultry (except turkeys - drive in through gate C) will be carried in from parking lot through Gate C. Weigh-in and required pullorum paperwork will take place upon arrival. 
  • RABBIT move-in will take place between 12pm-4pm. SATURDAY 6/17 (rabbits will be carried in from parking lot through Gate C). Weigh-in as they arrive.
  • MARKET POULTRY show will take place WED 6/21 @ 8:30am 
  • POULTRY PRODUCTION show and all POULTRY SHOWMANSHIP will take place MON 06/19 @2pm
  • MARKET RABBIT show will take place THURS 6/22 @ 8:30am 
  • BREEDING RABBIT show and all RABBIT SHOWMANSHIP will take place MON 06/19 @ 8:30am.
  • Designated "take-home" market (paperwork required) and breeding animals released 6am-9am FRIDAY 6/23. $25 "take-home" fee
  • Breeding rabbits must be tattooed before fair. 
  • Market rabbits are marked during fair weigh-in with a permanent marker.
  • Have a carrier for rabbit(s) on show day and for weigh-in. A wire rabbit carrier is highly recommended to keep rabbits as clean and cool as possible. Do not use a bucket as a carrier.
  • Pens are 3-stack pens. Turkey pens will be on ground as will other larger duck/poultry pens.
  • Only bring what supplies are needed (i.e., not entire bag of feed, not entire bag of bedding/shavings). Condense and minimize size of storage totes.
  • Fans are not permitted. 

HORSES & LLAMAS/ALPACAS

  • Tack move-in Thursday, June 15 & Friday, June 16 8am-9pm
  • HORSE, LLAMA & ALPACA move-in will take place SATURDAY 6/17 12pm-4pm (use opening in fence from parking lot between cattle & horse barns to pull in).
  •  LLAMA & ALPACA show will take place WEDNESDAY 6/21 @ 8:30AM
  • HORSE shows will take place Monday 6/19, Tuesday 6/20 & Thursday 6/22 @ 9am
  • HORSES, LLAMA & ALPACAs will be released 6am-9am SUNDAY 6/25
  • 1 fan per stall is permitted. Stall mats may be used but must be removed at the end of fair.
  • No boxes in the center barn aisle.
  • No staples or tape for banners etc. Plan to have banners with grommets and use zip ties only. Depending on size, clubs will have 1 or 2 tack/feed stalls. Show boxes may go outside the pens, up against the pen wall.

2023 Sale Intentions

Sale intentions must be made online no later than 10pm Thursday, June 22 using THIS FORM NO EXCEPTIONS. Jr. fair exhibitors will be required to sign in with an email address. 

Buyer "Thank you" Posters

THANK YOU posters for buyers is always appreciated and strongly encouraged by all exhibitors! Posters should be not bigger than 24" wide x 18" tall (landscape format). They can be attached to pen/stall with PLASTIC ZIP TIES ONLY. In hog, goat and sheep barns they must go on arch above pen. Rabbit, poultry, cattle exhibitors check with your barn superintendent once you're settled in on designated area for posters to be hung. USE OF STAPLES, DUCT TAPE, PUSH PINS, NAILS, GLUE, ETC. IS PROHIBITED.

Check the Pickaway County OSU Extension Youth Development website regularly for all of the most updated information 

2023 Livestock Requirement Summary 

 

 

 

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