Welcome to the Ohio 4-H Livestock program area. You will find information on events, resources and acknowledgements for livestock, beef, sheep and swine animals.

Ohio Beef Expo - March 21

Good Production Practices Flyer

Ten Good Production Practices (GPPs) that relate to food safety and protection as
a part of “Assuring Quality Care for Animals” are listed in this flyer. It is every animal
owner’s responsibility to assure that proper management and welfare are
at the core of animal care. By reviewing and completing the activities and
records in the Ohio 4-H resource handbooks and project books for food
animals, 4-H members will better understand and implement the Good
Production Practices in addition to other aspects of Quality Assurance
(ethics, animal welfare, food safety, and government regulations). Click here to download a copy of the Good Production Practices flyer.

New Market Beef ID Protocols for 2015 Ohio State Fair

Click on the link above to view the press release from the Ohio State Fair.

Click here to view and/or download the Market Beef DNA Sampling information PowerPoint.

Click here to view and/or download the 2015 OSF DNA Sample Collection instructions.

Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDv)

Click here for a Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDv) slide presentation: Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDv), A threat to swine production & swine shows! by Stan Smith, OSU Extension, Fairfield Co.; Dr. Andrew Bowman, Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine; Dr. Steven Moeller, Professor, Department of Animal Sciences, The Ohio State University

Ohio State 4-H Livestock Skillathon Team

The State 4-H Livestock Skillathon Team provides learning laboratory opportunities for youth which will enhance their knowledge of the beef, sheep, swine, and goat industries and issues facing these industries, all within a fun setting.

The Skillathon Team provides experiential learning opportunities that develop critical thinking and problem solving skills and tests one’s ability to apply information. Also, the team provides opportunities that develop and recognize teamwork. Moreover, the team encourages youth to expand their knowledge of the livestock industry and become proficient in livestock management practices and quality assurance.

Additionally, the team serves as an award activity and trip for youth who have achieved superior levels of performance in state competition. Therefore, the team stimulates their learning processes, interest, and enthusiasm of the livestock industries.

2014 Ohio State Fair General Livestock Judging Contest Results

2013 Results

2013 OSF Swine Carcass Data

2013 OSF Junior Lamb Carcass Data

2013 Ohio State Fair Champion and Reserve Champion Animals Data

2013 BEST Program and Ohio Beef Expo

OCA Letter to Educators

OCA BEST Ohio Beef Expo Junior Show

2013 Ohio Beef Expo

Ohio Beef Expo Judging Contest

2013 Results

2013 Ohio Beef Expo High Individual - Junior

2013 Ohio Beef Expo High Individual - Senior

2013 Ohio Beef Expo High Team Overall - Junior

2013 Ohio Beef Expo High Team Overall - Senior

2013 Ohio Beef Expo Total Summary - Junior

2013 Ohio Beef Expo Total Summary - Senior






Livestock Judging

The Ohio 4-H Livestock Judging Team is selected from the Ohio State Fair Livestock Judging Contest (application and information found in our calendar of events). The top 3 teams at the contest are eligible to participate. The selected teams will compete at several different national contests including the top team competiting at the North American International Livestock Exposition in Louisville, Kentucky. Other trips include the Keystone International, National Western, Kansas City Royal, and other great contests!