August 14, 2015 - 2:50pm -- Anonymous

 

SCHOOL ABSENCES

The Junior Fair will request excused absences for day(s) members show and/or sell their animal(s). Check with your school to determine proper absentee procedures.  Please do not request excused absences for days members do not show or sell.

BEEF NEWS

On steer and breeding beef show days, members may bring their grooming chutes in to the barn area.  Chutes must be taken home at the end of show day.

During fair week, the two beef champions and the two dairy champions may leave their chutes in the barn area.  Up to three more chutes (total of seven) may be brought in to the barn area; however, all beef exhibitors are to use these seven chutes throughout the week.  Members wanting to bring in their own chutes for the week must get permission from the beef committee.

VEHICLE PASS

Members with beef, sheep, goat, dairy, swine, rabbit, poultry or saddle horse projects will be  issued a vehicle pass (ONE per family).   It will permit a vehicle on the grounds for feed delivery or feeding between 10:00 PM and 10:00 AM. You must have an exhibitor gate pass and a vehicle pass to drive in to feed.

DUNF FORMS

Drug Use Notification Forms were passed out at the skillathons to all participants needing them.   More DUNF forms are available at the Jr. Fair office or extension office. You must bring the completed DUNF form(s) to the fair with you at animal check-in.

BE AWARE OF THE OVERNIGHT POLICY!

Staying overnight during the Wayne County Fair is STRONGLY discouraged. However, if a member MUST stay, then the following rules apply:

  1. No children under the age of 9 years will be allowed to spend the night.
  2. Children from age 9 - 14 must be accompanied at all times by a parent or legal guardian during the night and no more than 2 children can be with any one parent/guardian.
  3. Children age 15 to 20 years will be permitted to spend the night in a building accompanied by either :
  • Any adult 21 years of age or older, on a one-on-one basis; or
  • A parent or legal guardian with no more than two children with one parent or legal guardian.

     4. All those staying overnight must be in the barn in which they are staying by 10:00 PM and remain there, or they will not be permitted to stay.

Members must complete an overnight form as they have in the past. The form is available on the 4-H website go.osu.edu/OP15.

MUST BE RETURNED TO THE Jr. Fair OFFICE BY September 1st.  Absolutely no overnight forms will be accepted after September 1st.

STALLS AND BEDDING

Type of bedding at the fair is determined by department.  You need to provide your own bedding, unless you are using straw.  If you are using straw, an anonymous donation of straw has been made to the fair board for the first bedding only. Subsequent beddings must be provided by the

exhibitor.

BARNS & PREFERRED BEDDING

Hog – shavings (supply your own)

Goat – straw

Dairy – straw (if using saw dust under straw, follow Sr. Fair rule; maximum of 6” deep)

Both Beef Barns - mulch (provided by beef comm.)

Horse –  straw or shavings (supply your own)

Market lamb –  shavings or mulch (supply your own)

Breeding Sheep – shavings, mulch or straw

(wool breeds may prefer straw) (supply your own)

Rabbit – shavings (supply your own)

Please note: all types of bedding may go on manure wagons.  You may still use straw in a barn that is designated above as shavings but you must provide your own. Mulch must be used in the beef barns.

FOR THOSE WHO HAVE HORSE PROJECTS

The Horse Committee and Senior Fair Board would like all of you to work together to keep the horse barns clean and looking new! 

 Please follow these rules:

  1. Use ROPE and PLASTIC ZIP-TIES ONLY for hanging decorations, stall cards and pictures, etc. Hooks will be provided for use in stalls. These hooks are not to be removed, nor additional hooks added. 
  2. No staples, nails, tack or screws or tape of any kind are to be used.
  3. No painting of the stall or anything else in the new horse barns.
  4. No painting of hooves on the concrete.

Violation of these rules will result in loss of   fair premium!

NOTICE: The Dressage class on Thursday, September 17th will begin promptly at 7:30 a.m.

Wood Shavings Available for Purchase at Fair!

A Sr. Fair approved vender located near the horse arena will have pine shavings for sale every morning and evening of the Fair.

PEN AND STALL ASSIGNMENTS 

Stall cards and pen assignments will be posted by the evening of Wednesday, September 9th.   We ask that advisors, members or parents do not come to the Junior Fair office to look at barn charts before this date.  Do not come to decorate prior to this as stall charts may not be available. 

DO NOT BRING ANY ANIMALS TO THE FAIR PRIOR TO THE ARRIVAL AND CHECK-IN DATES LISTED IN THIS NEWSLETTER!  There is no security until Friday. Thanks for your cooperation.

Market Hog, Market Lamb, AND Meat Goat Exhibitors:

Underweight animals will not remain at the fairgrounds to show, they will be removed immediately following weigh-in.

GIFTS FOR LIVESTOCK BUYERS

Please do not give your livestock buyer a perishable item after selling your animal. Remember buyers sit at the sales for many hours and there can be food safety issues with perishable food items not kept at proper temperatures.

We strongly recommend NO GIFTS TO BUYERS AT ALL DURING THE FAIR! Although appreciated, some buyers prefer not to carry these gifts with them the rest of the day as they remain at the fair after the sales. You might consider holiday cards, or creative ideas other than gifts during the fair. Some buyers have indicated they appreciate a ‘look in the eye and strong handshake with a sincere thank you’ as opposed to a gift.

CHECK-IN TIMES FOR LIVESTOCK

Animals must arrive and be checked in during the following times or by the following times:

HORSE

by 9:00 AM Saturday

DAIRY

check in Friday 5:00-10:00 PM or Saturday 7:00-10:00 AM in Southwest corner of Coliseum

BEEF

Market steers and heifers must arrive by 10:00 AM Friday. Breeding beef and feeder calves must arrive by 5:00 PM Friday. Feeder calves will be weighed following steers (5:30pm). Check in for breeding beef is from 4-6 pm in the Coliseum (Do not bring animal).

SHEEP

by 10:00 PM Friday

SWINE

arrive and check in Thursday 4:00-10:00 PM or Friday 8:00 AM-10:00 PM

(no other arrival time). Member, family member, or authorized person must be present to pen the pig after the pig is weighed.

GOATS

Friday 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM (no early arrival)

RABBITS

Friday 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM

 

FAN USE IN BARNS:

Because of the present electrical wiring in the barns, we limit the use of fans.  If we have hot weather, every effort will be made to provide adequate ventilation in the barns. Steers are limited to one 24" fan per animal.

PEN-CLEANING POLICY for SWINE, BEEF, HORSE, RABBIT & GOAT  

Animals are to be fed and watered and pens cleaned daily (more often if necessary)

Inspection:

A) Shall be completed by a minimum of two Swine, Beef, Horse, Goat or Rabbit/Poultry Committee members.

B) Inspection shall take place twice a day.

C) A written log must be kept and include the following information: exhibitor’s name, aisle, pen #, date of first, second, and third warning.

D) A list will be maintained on the bulletin boards of the respective barns, showing who is in violation and where they stand on warnings (first, second, etc.)

E) During inspection any pen found to be wet, have excessive manure, or be emitting foul odor will be considered in violation and receive a warning. (Horse: a violation is also considered if the project animal is not being properly fed and watered EACH DAY).

F) When a warning is issued the pen will be posted with a card advising of such and which warning it is (first, second, etc.).

G) Swine pen must be cleaned after Market Hog has been trucked away (after sale).

Discipline:

A) First offense: Pen will be tagged advising first warning - clean pen now.

B) Second offense: Pen will be tagged advising second warning - clean pen now.

C) Third offense: Pen will be tagged advising third and final warning.

D) If pen is still found to be in violation on the inspection following the third warning the exhibitor  will not be allowed to show or sell his or her project at the fair. The exhibitor also will not be   allowed to exhibit a same project the following year of the violation at the Wayne County Fair. (Horse: if stall has not been cleaned or the animal has not been fed or watered following the third warning, the exhibitor will not be allowed to show any classes beyond the date of third warning or collect the premium for that year’s fair.)

GOATS, SHEEP, RABBIT & SWINE PROJECTS

All members with these projects must clean their pens on Wednesday evening or Thursday of the fair as soon as the animal is done with the pen. 
Take pride in your fair!

DRESS FOR SUCCESS!

Appropriate dress for showing your animal means:

  • NO shorts, NO capri pants, NO low-rise jeans with short tops
  • No halter tops, tank tops, bare midriffs or low-cut tops
  • No clothing with advertising, logos or wording (this includes commercial products, services, family farm or business, etc. on hats, shirts, jackets, etc.)
  • NO sandals
  • NO cell phones

BUYER INVITATIONS

A “buyer invitation” for members with market animals or dairy cows and heifers to use with prospective buyers is on our website at go.osu.edu/JFLA15. If you have serious potential buyers, have them contact the Extension Office for a pass to get in on sale days.  If you are selling a market animal or showing a dairy animal you need to get out and promote the market or dairy products sales.

BUYER THANK-YOU

Exhibitors selling their animal(s) at the Junior Fair livestock sales MUST send a “Thank you” note to the buyer(s).  This thank-you note is to be delivered to the Extension Office in a stamped, sealed and completely addressed envelope beginning the Monday after the Fair and no later than one (1) week after the sales!

Checks for the sale of market animals will be sent to members only after a “Thank you” note is presented to the Extension office. To help you find your buyer’s name and address, the results of the 2015 auction will be posted on our web site at go.osu.edu/WCLA15. We will try to get that list posted on Friday, the day after the auction, or as soon thereafter as possible. The list will be posted by

4-H/FFA members’ names, alphabetically, followed by the member's project(s), the buyer, and the buyer’s address.

SELLING YOUR MARKET ANIMAL??
CONSIDER DONATING…

to the Wayne Co. 4-H Scholarship Fund, the Doyle Findley Scholarship Fund, the Hugh Kline 4-H Endowment fund or our new Wayne County 4-H Youth Development Fund. Pick up a donation slip at the buyer registration table and give it to the auctioneer as you sell your animal.