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.
2014 Buckeye Livestock Judging Camp - June 23-25
This camp is open to any youth from 9th grade and above for the 2014-15 school year, incuding 2014 high school graduates eligible for the Ohio State Fair Livestock Judging Contest. Camp will include sessions focused on livestock evaluation, EPD's, and advanced oral reasons. It will be held on The Ohio State University Campus, Department of Animal Sciences. Youth will stay in OSU dorms. Camp fee is $225.00 with a non-refundable deposit due with registration by May 30. For more information contact Kyle Culp at firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here for a flyer about the camp.
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.
2013 Ohio State Fair General Livestock Judging Contest Results
2013 Swine Exhibition Recommendations for Ohio Agricultural Fairs - Click here for recommendations from ODA for activities before, during and after swine exhibitions at agricultural fairs to minimize risks associated with zoonotic influenza. (Revised 06.13)
2013 Ohio State Fair Scholarship Rules and ApplicationPlease click here to find information about the 2013 Ohio State Fair Scholarships. Applications are due no later than June 15.
2013 Ohio State Fair Steer/Market Heifer Nose Print Card Information
Nose prints will be the only form of identification required by Ohio State Fair officials for 4-H and FFA steers and/or market heifers that plan to be entered in the 2013 Ohio State Fair. One or two legible nose print cards per animal must be sent to Stacey French, Ohio State Fair, 717 East 17th Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43211 postmarked by January 15, 2013. They will be reviewed for legibility by the officials at the State Fair office. If they are not clear and legible, Stacey will be in touch with you for a re-print.
Steer nose print cards can be ordered free of charge through Ohio State University Extension Publications eStore online at:http://estore.osu-extension.org/. The link to the page showing the actual product is: http://estore.osu-extension.org/showproducts.cfm?Step=1&FullCat=226
2013 Ohio State Fair BPCQ Information
Please click here to find information about the 2013 Ohio State Fair Beef Performance and Carcass Quality Contest. For additional information please contact Mr. Kyle Culp at email@example.com or 614.247.8976.
2013 BEST Program and Ohio Beef Expo
2013 Ohio Beef Expo
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!