Huron County Fair Links

Huron County Junior Fair Information Fair Entries Junior Fair Schedule Barrow Carcass Program
Livestock Sale Information Livestock Identification Information Livestock Judges Quality Assurance

 

The 2024 Huron County Fair will be held August 12 - 17, 2024

Visit their website at www.huroncountyfair.com

 

Huron County Junior Fair Information

2024 Junior Fair Rule Book - coming soon

2024 Junior Fair Letter 

2024 Requirements Letters

2024 DUNF Form Link

Livestock Sale Information

Want to learn more about changes to livestock and the livestock sales? OSU Extension is partnering with the Huron County Senior Fair Board and BW Final Drive for a Livestock & Livestock Sale Education/Q&A.

Tune into one of the following dates! Meeting will be held over zoom. There will be a waiting room to admit all guests due to security reasons. Please do not share the zoom link publicly. Zoom links are posted on the 4-H Calendar if you need to access them.

Feb 27th @ 7:00 p.m. - click here for recording

March 5th @ 7:00 p.m.

March 6th @ 12:00 p.m.
 

Fair Entries

JUNIOR FAIR ENTRIES are due July 8, 2024

*ALL THOSE WISHING TO EXHIBIT AT HURON COUNTY FAIR MUST SUBMIT ENTRIES TO FAIR ENTRY*

*AFTER YOU COMPLETE YOUR FAIR ENTRY YOU SHOULD GET AN EMAIL RECEIPT WITH YOUR ENTRIES ON IT. PLEASE CHECK YOUR SPAM FOLDER. PLEASE CALL THE OFFICE IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE THIS RECEIPT.

Fair Entry

Help for submitting Fair Entries:

Fair Entry System Information Sheet

Resources for Exhibitor Entries 

4-H Family How to do entries on Fair Entry Video 

Making Entries Video

Junior Fair Schedule 

coming soon

Barrow Carcass Program

Please see the forms and applications page for the Barrow Carcass Program. Applications are Due May 1, 2024.

Program Information can be found here and in the requirements letters.

Livestock Identification Information

 

Market Cattle 

All market cattle will be tagged with EID tags. Cattle that already have EID tags are not required to attend tagging on December 2nd, but are required to upload Identification to 4-H Online. Cattle chosing not to come, will not be eligible for rate of gain. All others must be brought to the fairgrounds on Saturday, December 2, 2023 between 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. Market cattle will be weighed and tagged on a first come, first served basis.

Animal ID for Market Cattle that already have EID tags submitted in 4-HOnline - Due December 7, 2024 for 2025
        A maximum of four beef animals (any combination of beef steers and beef heifers) and/or four dairy steers per exhibitor may be weighed and tagged.

Feeder Calves

Must be tagged and vaccinated on May 18, 2024 from 8:00 -11:00 a.m.
        Exhibitors may tag up to four beef feeder calves (steers or heifers)
        and/or four dairy beef feeders calves (steers only)
        and/or four dairy cross feeder calves (steers or heifers)

Pictures and informaton need uploaded to 4-HOnline. Click here for instructions to upload. Due May 22nd.

Beef Breeding

Pictures and informaton need uploaded to 4-HOnline. Click here for instructions to upload. Due May 15th.

Sheep and Goat (Breeding and Market)

Pictures and informaton need uploaded to 4-HOnline. Click here for instructions to upload. Due May 15th.
        A maximum of four dairy market kids.
        A maximum of four meat market kids.
        A maximum of six market lambs.

Swine (Market and State Fair Breeding)

Pictures and informaton need uploaded to 4-HOnline. Click here for instructions to upload. Due May 15th.
        A maximum of four market hogs.
        Those selected to participate in the barrow carcass porgram may identify two additonal hogs.

Dairy

For all grade and non-family registered cattle – A completed identification must be submitted on 4-HOnline for each potential dairy exhibit.  Click here for instructions to upload. Due May 15th.

Registered animals, in the family name or official lease in the exhibitor’s name – Provide registration papers on Sunday at the fair in the barns at the stalls after the Exhibitor’s Meeting at 3:00 p.m. Registration papers must be in the family name or an official lease in the exhibitor’s name, with the date by May 15 of current year.

Rabbits (Market and Breeding)

Must be tattooed on Wednesday, July 17, 2024, from 7:00-7:30 p.m. 

Meat rabbits must have individual tattoos in the left ear. Tattoos may be by family. If more than 12 rabbits per family are brought to the tattoo clinic,they must already have their private tattoos. Click here for instructions to upload. Due May 15th. for Breeding and 3 days after tattooing for Market

 

Turkeys and Non Meat Chickens

Pictures and informaton need uploaded to 4-HOnline. Click here for instructions to upload. Due May 15th.

Meat Chickens

Pictures and informaton need uploaded to 4-HOnline. Click here for instructions to upload. Due July 10th

Livestock Judges

 

2024 Huron County Junior Fair Livestock Judges

Show Date Time Judge's Name
Rabbits Mon, Aug 12 8:30 a.m. Ashley Sweeney
Rabbit Showmanship Mon, Aug 12 8:30 a.m.  
Poultry Showmanship Mon, Aug 12 3:30 p.m. David Adkins
Turkeys Tues, Aug 14 9:00 a.m. David Adkins
Dairy Beef Tues, Aug 14 9:00 a.m. Hadley LeVan
Poultry Tues, Aug 14 2:30 p.m. David Adkins
Swine Showmanship Tues, Aug 14 5:30 p.m. Jada Johnson
Swine Wed, Aug 15 9:00 a.m. Trevor Kirkpatrick
Beef Cattle Wed, Aug 15 3:00 p.m. Noah Skrinjar
Dairy Goats Thurs, Aug 16 9:00 a.m. Jim Wilson
Pygmy, Fiber, Rec Goats Thurs, Aug 16   Jim Wilson
Sheep Thurs, Aug 16 9:00 a.m. David Rowe
Meat Goats Thurs, Aug 16 5:00 p.m. Kent Davidson
Dairy Cattle Fri, Aug 17 9:00 a.m. Grant Cope

 

Quality Assurance 

 

All Junior Fair livestock exhibitors, except those with horses or breeding rabbits  must be certified in livestock quality assurance (QA).  Those who tested out of QA in a previous year may not have to complete any additional training this year.  (See Test Out Option, below).  QA certification is required to exhibit livestock at the county or state fair.

County QA Deadline: June 1

TEST OUT OPTION: 

Exhibitors, age 15 - 18 (as of January 1), may "test out" of QA permanently.  Exhibitors, ages 12 - 14 (as of January 1), may "test out" of QA for oup to three years, or until they turn 15.  The QA test is a 50 question, multiple-choice test for either large livestock (beef, sheep, swine, dairy and goats) or small livestock (poultry and rabbits).  The test is offered by Agricultural Education Instructors throughout the county.  The passing grade is 70%.  Exhibitors may only take the test one time each year.  If a passing score is not received, the exhibitor must attend a QA Training session.  The test questions are written by OSU Animal Science personnel.  4-H and FFA members who decide to try the "test out" option must make an appointment with an Ag Science teacher at one of the following schools:  Monroeville (Scott Bauer), Western Reserve (Mark Starkey), New London (Megan Riley), Willard (Tiffany Nuhfer), Bellevue (Jeff Karcher).  The test out option is not offered at South Central.  Students in schools not  offering the test out option may still take advantage of the opportunity by making an appointment with an Ag Science teacher at another school or the Extension Office.

QUALITY ASSURANCE TRAINING SESSIONS:  

QA sessions will still be held throughout the county.  An exhibitor may receive credit for QA this year by attending any one of the Quality Assurance Training sessions in Huron County. This is the only option for exhibitors, ages 8 - 11 (as of January 1). Participants arriving late for any session will be turned away

2024 Livestock Quality Assurance Trainings

Date Time Location                
Thursday, March 28 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. New London High School
Wednesday, April 10 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Huron County Administration Building *Interactive*

LIMITED to 60 participants 

RSVP Required: go.osu.edu/HuronQA

Tuesday, April 16 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Willard High School
Sunday, May 5 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. First Baptist Church (4742 Prairie Rd, Bellevue, OH 44811)
Thursday, May 9 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Western Reserve High School
Tuesday, May 21 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. South Central High School

Junior Fair exhibitors who participate and receive credit for a state-wide Quality Assurance training program will also receive credit for Huron County.  (Example:  Quality Assurance Training at Beef Expo).  Those participating in a state-wide training must provide the Extension Office with a copy of their certification for the year.

YQCA TRAINING ON-LINE

If you are unable to attend one of the Huron County Sessions, you can complete the online training at yqcaprogram.org for a fee of $12/youth. Youth may complete the online YQCA course. This is the only approved online course. Youth must complete the correct course for their 4-H age. If youth plan to do this, please contact Huron4H@osu.edu so that we are sure to receive the correct completion information and can assure that youth select the correct course.