This page will provide county-specific information for the following projects:


  • 135BD Breeding-Dairy Goat
  • 135BM Breeding-Meat Goat
  • 135F Fiber Goat
  • 135H Harness Goat
  • 135M Market-Dairy, Meat, or Cross
  • 135P Pack Goat
  • 135PY Pygmy Goat
  • 135C Companion-Pet (Pygmy) Goat


  • 150CE Chicken, Exhibition
  • 150CM Chicken, Market
  • 150CEP Chicken, Egg Production: Hens & Pullets
  • 150DE Duck, Exhibition
  • 150DM Duck, Market
  • 150GE Goose, Exhibition
  • 150GM Goose, Market
  • 150TE Turkey, Exhibition
  • 150TM Turkey, Market
  • 150H Helmeted Guinea Fowl

Companion Animals:

  • 215 Cavy
  • 216 Cats Level 1
  • 217 Cats Level 2
  • 218 Cats Level 3
  • 220 Pocket Pets


  • 225 Breeding Rabbit
  • 226 Market Rabbit
  • 227 Pet Rabbit

USDA Goat Requirements

Information for exhibitors in the following goat projects: 135BD, 135BM, 135H, 135P, and 135PY. The letter and USDA Fact Sheet were mailed to exhibitors on August 8. Contact Kiersten with any questions.

Market Rabbit Check-in Date

Members enrolled in the Market Rabbit project are to bring their rabbits to check-in on June 6 from 6-8 PM in the Livestock Arena on the fairgrounds. (Please note the previous time for rabbit check-in was listed incorrectly in a couple places.) If members are unable to attend at this time, the back-up check-in date is June 10 from 6-7 p.m. (also at the fairgrounds); however, an appointment must be made by calling our office.

Market Turkey Pick-Up Date Announced

Members enrolled in the 150TM Turkey Market project are to pick up their turkeys on Thursday, May 30. (This is a date change from the previously announced May 28 date.) Each member will receive six (6) turkeys. The cost is $30; please make check payable to the Tuscarawas County Small Animal Committee. Turkeys are to be picked up at the Junior Fair Board office on the fairgrounds between 5:00 and 8:00 p.m.

Small Animal Important Dates 2019

Members enrolled in any of the small animal projects listed above may participate in the many educational opportunities listed. Unless specified, member may bring animals to clinics. Please see the flyer for specific dates.

Unless specified, member may bring animals to clinics.

Note: Members enrolled in 135P Pack (Utility) Goat MUST attend at least one (1) pack goat clinic. There are 3 options: June 27, July 20, and August 29.

Don't Forget!

June 14 - Livestock project registrations due by 4 PM to the Extension office for Pygmy Goats, Dairy and Pack (Utility) Goats, and Fancy Poultry/Water Fowl, and Breeding Rabbit. Click here for Livestock Registration Form.

August 7 - Junior Fair Entries are due by 4 PM to the Extension office. The Extension office collects these on behalf of the Sr. Fair Board; late entries will not be accepted.

For additional dates, refer to the Livestock Requirement Summary.

NEW! Project Registration Form for Breeding Rabbit

Beginning in 2019, members enrolled in the 225 Breeding Rabbit Project will have a Project Registration Form available. Members are to complete this form for animals that have been previously tattooed. If the rabbit needs tattooed, the 4-H member is required to bring their animal(s) to be tattooed on June 6 at the fairgrounds from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Members bringing an animal to be tattooed do not need the Project Registration Form. The form is due no later than 4 PM on June 14 to the Extension office. Late registrations will not be accepted. Click here for the registration form.

Poultry Resources

The 150R Poultry Resource Handbook will not be available for 2019. However, members are to use the resource information received with their project book from previous years. Members taking a poultry project for the first time should receive resource information; this can be indicated on the 4-H Project Book and Resources Order Form. Below is additional information that members can use to help them in their poultry project.

Easily accessible articles about poultry are directly available on the Poultry Resources webpage. These articles were available through the eXtension website (listed on the Poultry Resources for Ohio handout) but have been collected and converted into easy-to-read and nicely formatted PDFs.

Also available is a collection or articles called Basic Information About Chickens (143 pages). Volunteers and members are welcome to download this document themselves. Copy charges apply if printed at the Extension office.