May 5, 2021 - 3:10pm -- meyer.524@osu.edu

I want to draw special attention to the swine department at the OSF as they have several rules that will be important to youth exhibiting at the 2021 Ohio State Fair

  • OSF will be a ractopamine free fair.
    • THERE MAY BE TESTING FOR RACTOPAMINE AT ALL SESSIONS
  • Exhibitor Affidavit for the Market Barrow Show will be required
  • Market Barrows will be required to have an 840 Tag. We prefer that they be the EID (Electronic Identification) 840 Tags but will accept non-EID this year.
    • These should be placed in the pig from the breeder they originate from, if possible, please have them placed in the RIGHT EAR.
    • If you do not have one, you will want to work with your local vet.
  • All swine must be tagged with an 840 tag.
  • All exhibitors must have a premise ID (this is based on the location the pigs were raised, so the same premise ID will cover all siblings).
  • All Market Exhibitors will be required to enter parent/guardian PQA Certification ID# at the time of entry.
    • Remember, if the parent/guardian completed this last year, they are good for 3 years and can use the certification ID# they received last year (or within 3 years)
    • If they need to be certified, an PQA trainer can enroll them in the FREE, online course. Contact share.8@osu.edu for enrollment information.
  • SESSION 3 – MARKET BARROWS (Partial Terminal Show-ONLY GRAND &RESERVE BARROWS ARE TERMINAL)
    • All other barrows are the responsibility of the exhibitor and must be removed from the fairgrounds after the show.
    • A market is not available in 2021

For questions on these rule updates, please contact the OSF swine department at: osfswine@gmail.com