Scroll below for important information for livestock and dogs. Horses - reference the Horse Information tab.

Project Books

All members need a NEW project book for each species every year. Projects are not to be used from previous years. Multiple projects may need multiple precord books. For example, a member taking Beef Breeding and Market Beef will need TWO project books. 


2024 Livestock Quality Assurance

Livestock Quality Assurance (LQA) must be taken by all exhibitors completing an animal project by July 16, 2024. Members who do not meet the LQA requirement by 4:30 PM on July 16, 2024 will not be elligble to complete their animal project and exhibit at the fair. There are multiple options to complete this requirement so plan accordignly based off of your family's schedule. If you plan on exhibiting at the Ohio State Fair, LQA must be completed prior to June 1, 2024. 

Option 1 - Complete LQA with OSU Extension Williams County on February 5th via Zoom or April 22nd at the Gillette Building on the Fairgrounds. Must register prior to the event. See registration links and additional information at the red button below.

Option 2 - Complete LQA at one of the available dates offered by the Northwest Ohio Extension Professionals in Williams, Paulding, Fulton, Henry, and Defiance Counties. See registration links and additional information at the red button below.

2024 NW Ohio LQA Dates & Informational Flyer

Option 3 - Complete BQA or PQA at a state sponsored event. Must exhibit proof of completion to Megan at the office. 

Option 4 - Test out of LQA reqirement. Quality Assurance Test Outs are for the youth members that would like to attempt to test out of their annual quality assurance requirement for a period of time if the youth receive a passing grade. Quality Assurance Test Outs can be taken by youth ages 12-18. Tests will be administered to 12–14 year olds and are valid until they are the age of 15 years old. Tests will be administered to 15–18 year olds and lasts the duration of their 4-H career. Please contact the Extension Office and schedule an appointment to take your test if desired. Call Megan at the office for more information. 

Option 5 - Complete the online YQCA program. There is a $ cost associated with this platform. Click on the following link for the Online YQCA Option: https://yqcaprogram.org/

- When you navigate to the site, you will want to click register/sign in. If you completed this option in a previous year, you may have an account already. If this is your first time completing the online version, you will need to register. Please keep a picture or copy of your completion certificate and email it to schulte.182@osu.edu to show proof of completion and satisfaction of your QA requirement. 

Option 6 (Horses Only) - Horse exhibitors must complete EquiSTEP. EquiSTEP is a mandatory training for all horse exhibitors and is due June 1, 2024. Find the 2024 EquiSTEP link here: https://cfaesosu.catalog.instructure.com/courses/equistep-2024


Livestock Interviews & Skillathon

Livestock Interviews and Skillathon will take place in the evening Wednesday, August 14, 2024 in the Gillette Building on the fairgrounds. Livestock Interviews & Skillathon are mandatory for animal project completion.

Items to Remember:

- COMPLETED animal project book (project book must be completed prior to event)

- Written or typed one page report over what you have learned this year in your project (most project books have this built into their book on a page with a prompt and room to respond).

- 2024 project records - feed, expenses, vet, equipment, animal pictures, etc.


Home Born & Raised Animals

Home Born & Raised Registration Form for Market Lambs, Beef Steers, and Beef Feeders - due June 1, 2024

For animals who were bred, born, and raised in Williams County.

Please submit the following form to the Extension Office prior to June 1, 2024. If you have any questions, please contact Megan - 4-H Educator at schulte.182@osu.edu

Home Born & Raised Form

Livestock Lease Agreement

Livestock Lease Agreement Form - due June 1, 2024

Please submit the following form to the Extension Office prior to June 1, 2024. If you have any questions, please contact Megan - 4-H Educator at schulte.182@osu.edu

Livestock Lease Agreement


Animal Tag IN

Tag In for feeder calves, sheep, and goats will be on June 1, 2024 from 8-11 AM at the Williams County Fairgrounds.

Tag In is mandatory for all feeder calves, sheep, and goat projects. Check the following spieces information to see which forms need turned in on tag in day. 


BEEF & DAIRY BEEF

Feeder Calf Registration & ID Form - Due June 1, 2024 at tag-in day

Feeder Calf Registration & ID Form

Feeder Calf Vaccination Form - Due at the scale on Weigh In Day (September 6, 2024)

Feeder Calf vaccination withdrawal time needs to be completed prior to the animals' arrival at the fair on weigh in day. If the withdrawal time is not complete, your animal will not be able to show. 

Feeder Calf Vaccination Form

Market Steer/Heifer Registration and ID Form - due January 31, 2024 CLOSED FOR 2024

Please submit the following form to the Extension Office prior to January 31, 2024. If you have any questions, please contact Megan - 4-H Educator at schulte.182@osu.edu

2024 Market Steer/Heifer Registration & ID Form


DAIRY

Dairy Heifer/Cow Registration and ID Form - due June 1, 2024

Please submit the following form to the Extension Office prior to June 1, 2024. If you have any questions, please contact Megan - 4-H Educator at schulte.182@osu.edu

2024 Dairy Heifer/Cow Registration & ID Form


SWINE

Market Hog Registration and ID Form - due June 1, 2024

Please submit the following form to the Extension Office prior to June 1, 2024. If you have any questions, please contact Megan - 4-H Educator at schulte.182@osu.edu

2024 Market Hog Registration & ID Form


SHEEP

Market Lamb Registration and ID Form - due June 1, 2024 at Tag-In

Market Lamb Registration & ID Form


GOATS

Market Goat Registration and ID Form - due June 1, 2024 at Tag-In

Market Goat Registration & ID Form


RABBITS

All rabbits that will be exhibited at the fair will need to attend Rabbit Tattooing. This date will be shared soon but will take place from 9-11 AM at the Williams County Fairgrounds. 

 


POULTRY & FOWL

All chickens that will be exhibited at the fair will need to be tested for Pullorum. This testing date will be shared soon but will take place from 9-11 AM at the Williams County Fairgrounds.

Turkeys from Cooper Farms will not need to be tested for Pullorum UNLESS they have been in contact with other birds that are NOT from Cooper Farms. If your turkeys are NOT from Cooper Farms, they will need tested as well. 

2024 Cooper Farms Turkey Orders - CLOSED FOR 2024

Cooper Farms of Oakwood, OH, is offering 5 free turkeys to each 4-H/FFA member wishing to exhibit market or breeding turkeys at the Williams County Fair. Turkeys must be picked up on Friday, May 10, between 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM at the Extension Office. Bring your own container to transport the poults to your home.  Cooper Farms has also provided for your benefit the Turkey Brooding Guidelines to help you have the most successful chance of raising the newly hatched poults.

If ordering more than the 5 free turkeys, use the order form for quantity and payments must be made when picking up your order by cash or checks that are payable to OSU Extension-Williams County.

1. Order Form  -  due by April 5

2. Completed Biosecurity Form Turkey Biosecurity Form  - due by April 5

3. Turkey Brooding Guidelines (preparing the home brooding area to be ready when bringing home the poults) - pick up May 10th from 12:00 - 4:00 PM

 


DOGS

Required Forms

Permission to Participate Form

Identification & Vaccination Certificate

Important Dates for Dog Projects

Please see the following calendars for important dates regarding dog projects and practices. 

May 2024 Dog Calendar 

June 2024 Dog Calendar

You and Your Dog Workshops for 2024

Attend the collective meeting to work on you Dog Record Books, study for Dog Skillathon, teach your dog basic obediance and more! 

Dog Project Workshop Dates:

- June 9th - Sunday

- July 14th - Sunday

- August 11th - Sunday

See the flyer below for more information:

2024 You and Your Dog Workshops

Additional Information for 2024

The Ohio Dog Resource Book has been updated! Please call the Extension Office at 419-636-5608 to order your NEW copy!

Ohio State Fair Dog Show - June 17-19, 2024 in the Voinovich Building at the Ohio State Fairgrounds - Entries due May 21st at 1:00 PM

Agility Trial is July 24th in Taft Coliseum - Entries due June 21st at 1:00 PM

Entries available at https://www.ohiostatefair.com/p/get-involved/livestock/livestock-competitionshttps://ohio4h.org/animalsciences/dog/dog-ohio-state-fair

Entry Information and Schedule of Classes can be found on the Ohio 4-H website

Additional Information: https://ohio4h.org/animalsciences/dog/dog-resources


HORSES

2024 Horse Project Information - Look on Horse Information Tab


Cloverbud Resources

Not mandatory but an optional opportunity for Cloverbuds. 

Cloverbuds who will be non-competitively exhibiting a rabbit or chicken at the Williams County Fair will need to register by calling the Extension Office at 419-636-5608 or by emailing Karie at macdonald.353@osu.edu.

Cloverbuds will bring the animal the day of the show in a cage, and take it back home immediately after. No sale arrangements will be made for Cloverbud animals. 

Schedule of Shows for Cloverbuds:

Chicken - Saturday, September 7 at 1:00 PM SHARP. 

Rabbit - Tuesday, September 10 at 12:00 PM SHARP. 

Cloverbud Chicken Project Record Book

Cloverbud Rabbit Project Record Book