This page will provide county-specific information for the following projects:
- Beef - 117B Beef Breeding, 117BF Beef Feeder, 117DF Dairy Beef Feeder, 117M Market Beef
- Dairy - 122 Dairy Heifer, 126 Dairy Cow
- Sheep - 198 Market Lamb
- Llama & Alpaca
- Swine - 139 Market Hog
Any member wishing to exhibit a steer at the 2019 Tuscarawas County Fair must have a steer weighed-in. Exhibitors from 2018 have been notified. A copy of the letter can be obtained here. Steer weigh-in will be December 8 from 9:00 a.m. to noon in the Show Arena at the Tuscarawas County Fairgrounds. For those attending the AGR Holiday Classic, we have set aside December 10 from 6 to 7 p.m. You must pre-register for the 10th by calling the Extension office by December 7.
Ohio State Fair DNA Sample Collection
The Ohio State Fair Beef Department adopted in 2015 new protocols for identifying market beef animals. These protocols include the use of an electronic identification (EID) ear tag that has a unique 15-digit number and a DNA sample that will be submitted for all market beef animals that exhibitors plan to enter in the 2019 Ohio State Fair Junior Market Beef Show.
The DNA collection will be in the form of a hair sample received by the Ohio State Fair by January 15, 2019, to meet the ownership deadlines for market beef animals. Along with the DNA hair submission, each market animal’s 15-digit EID tag must also be included on the DNA packets which will be available at weigh-in.
Click here for the Ohio State Fair DNA sample collection instructions.
You’re responsible for making a State Fair entry, obtaining Extension professional’s signature, and mailing. You’re eligible to show in Open Class but must follow entry procedures in the Ohio State Fair Handbook. Entry information can be obtained on the Ohio State Fair web site.
Enforcement of Market Hog Hair Rule
The Tuscarawas County Sr. Fair Board will strictly enforce the 1/2-inch hair rule on all market hogs at the Tuscarawas County Fair. Dr. Forshey, State Veterinarian, has made it clear that any hog with hair less than 1/2-inch in length will be required to leave the fairgrounds. In addition, Dr. Forshey recommends that exhibitors not purchase a hog that has already been clipped.