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Wayne County 4-H Swine Department

Things To Consider Before Taking A Swine Project

Think about how much space is required to house a market hog.  Do you have enough physical space and the proper shelter?  Are you aware of feed costs and and have you budgeted for them?  Are you prepared to invest the money and time involved in caring for, grooming, and walking a market hog to be ready for the fair? Are the youth and parent(s), guardian(s), or other adult helper(s) prepared to make the time and financial commitment?  Swine projects are very rewarding but can also be time intensive and somewhat expensive.

2022 Swine Calendar of Events

  • Enroll in 4-H through 4-H Online by April 1st (note: clubs may set an earlier deadline)
  • May 1st - June 1st - Tags are available for pick up from the Extension Office - Monday - Thursday 8 am - 4:30 pm
  • June 1st - Obtain and care for your project animal(s) on or before June 1st
  • June 1st - Complete Animal ID for all possible animals (including family back-ups) that you could possibly enter in the fair through 4-H Online on or before June 1st.  Help sheets are available at
  • June 1st - All hogs must be tagged
  • June 1st - Ractopamine affidavit signed and uploaded to 4-H Online
  • Complete Quality Assurance Training by July 27th.  QA will be offered virtually in 2022. See the Quality Assurance page for more details.
  • July 7th - Oustanding Market Exhibitor Exam - 5-9 pm, Fairgrounds Event Center, See the Outstanding Exhibitor page for more information.
  • Skillathon Interviews - will be offered the evenings of July 11th and 12th.  Check our Skillathon page for more information.
  • August 1 - Jr. Fair Class Entries Due - Make all Junior Fair Class Entries by 11:59 pm at
  • September 8th - Swine Fair Check-In / Weigh-In - 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm, Swine Barn
  • September 9th - Swine Fair Check-In / Weigh-In - 8:00 am - 9:00 pm, Swine Barn
  • September 12th - Swine Showmanship Show - 8:00 am - Event Center
  • September 13th - Market Swine Show - 8:00 am - Event Center
  • September 15th - Swine Auction - 8:30 am - Event Center

Swine Project Books

Swine Project Guidelines and Forms

  • 2022 Wayne County 4-H Swine Project Guidelines - published annually, this document provides an overview of the most important things youth and parents should know about taking a dairy project including important dates, deadlines, animal ID and Junior Fair information.  This document is usally updated each November or December with information for the new year.
  • 2022 Swine Exhibitor Spring Letter (will be mailed in late April or early May
  • 2022 Swine Bred, Born, and Raised Form - Due June 1st
  • 2022 Swine Ractopamine Affidavit - Due June 1st and again at Fair Check-In
  • Questions about swine projects can be directed to your club advisor, Doug Foxx at the Extension Office, or by contacting Swine Committee Chair Elise Miller.

Swine Animal ID Requirements

2022 Swine Animal ID Help Sheet - overview of how to enter Swine Animal ID in 4-HOnline and lists which fields and forms are required and which are optional.

Swine Clinic / Educational Resources

  • The Swine Committee will be holding a Swine Clinic this year on a date to be announced soon.

Swine Outstanding Exhibitor Awards Program

Swine Outstanding Record Books

  • The Outstanding Record Book Awards are designed to recognize youth that take time to thoroughly complete their records books adding in details and financial, feed, and health records from throughout the entire project including final market auction price and calculating their profit or loss for those taking market projects.  Youth wishing to have their record books judged should turn them in to the Extension Office by October 5th.  Awards are presented at the Fall 4-H Recognition Banquet.
  • Market Swine Outstanding Record Book Award Rubric

Swine Junior Fair Information

Swine Committee

  • The Wayne County 4-H / FFA / Jr. Fair Swine Action committee is responsible for planning, organizing, and carrying out the swine program in consultation with and under the authority of OSU Extension and the Wayne County Agricultural Society (Senior Fair Board)
  • Our 2022 Swine Committee is made up of the following individuals: Jody Bair, Elise Miller, Molly Devore, Kelton Bair, Laurie Tarleton, Zane Dilyard, Jason Hastings, Carl Way Jr., Frank Workinger, Scott Krug, Jerry Badger, Makenzie Harmon, Brian Miller, Katie Stull, Kyle Badger, Doug Foxx (OSU Extension), Terry Wood (Senior Fair Board) and Sean Donley (Senior Fair Board) and Junior Fair Board members Luke Beckler, Landen Clark, Emmalee Connelly, Makenna Connelly, Tyler Croft, Lane Duplaga, Clay Mannasmith, Kelsie Mannasmith, Briar Muller, Hunter Mullet, Lacy Ramsier, Ben Rhoads, Brooklynn Tarleton, and Kyia Wolf.

Wayne County 4-H Swine Facebook Group

Be sure to join our Wayne County 4-H SwineFacebook Group where we share reminders, announcements, and other educational content related to the 4-H Swine program.  Check us out on Facebook at: