Quality Assurance Requirements

  • Quality Assurance training is required annually for any member exhibiting a livestock project at the Fairfield County Fair (or Ohio State Fair). Livestock species include Beef (Breeding & Market), Dairy Breeding, Dairy Feeders, Goats (Angora, Dairy, Meat, Market & Pygmy), Poultry (Breeding & Market), Sheep (Breeding & Market), Swine, Rabbits (Breeding & Market), Llamas, Alpacas. 
  • Deadline: All quality assurance training must be completed by June 30, 2024. Youth wanting to participate in the Ohio State Fair must have quality assurance training completed by June 1st, per OSF Rules.

2024 Skillathon Information

  • 2024 Skillathon Dates: 
    • Beef, Dairy Cattle, Dairy Feeders, Meat Goat, Sheep, Swine - September 2024, By Appointment. Rickett's Hall - check-in, Ed Sands - Skillathons
    • Dog, Rabbit, Poultry, Horse, Alpaca/Llama, Pygmy Goat, Dairy Goat - September 2024, By Appointment. Rickett's Hall - check in, Ed Sands - Skillathons
  • If you have questions regarding the Skillathon process, please contact Leslie Cooksey, cooksey.25@osu.edu, or Aubry Fowler, fowler.443@osu.edu

Fairfield County Livestock Forms

  • 4-H/FFA Livestock and Horse Housing Form for Fairfield County (revised 2019) 
    • Specie deadlines are listed on the form.
    • Needs to be completed if you are not housing the animal on property your parents own.
  • Home Grown Market Wether Intent Form (2024) (due May 1st)
  • Home Grown Market Rabbit Intent Form (2024) (due May 1st)
  • Home Grown Market Lamb Intent Form (2024) (due May 1st)
  • Dairy Lease 
  • Dairy Goat Lease (due July 1st)
  • Llama/Alpaca Lease

2024 Muscle Quality and Performance

Additional Information