Youth signed up for market projects including: Dairy Beef Feeders, Hogs, Goats and Lambs must have their animals tagged during the April 21 Tag-In Day to be eligible to exhibit in the 2018 Pickaway County Junior Fair.
Dairy Beef Feeders will be tagged and weighed from 9:00 am-11:30 am. All calves are to be vaccinated, castrated and dehorned by tag-in day. Veterinarian Dr. Forsythe will be on hand to perform these services plus optional growth implants if they have not already been completed. The exhibitor will be responsible for paying all veterinary services that day. Dairy Beef Feeder exhibitors are receiving a direct letter with additional details and a price list of vet services in the mail this week.
All other market animals (market hogs, market goats and market lambs) will be tagged from 10:00 am-3:00 pm.
Exhibitors can tag a maximum of three animals for each specie plus an additional family animal for families with multiple siblings. (The rule of 5 maximum animals, in any combination of market and breeding allowed to be shown at the fair, 2 maximum market animals in a specific specie, and one market animal through the sale ring per exhibitor remains.)
Please be patient when arriving at the fairgrounds!! This is the first year, and we will take all suggestions you may have to help make the tagging of animals run as smoothly as possible! All vehicles and trailers should enter through the main front gate of the fairgrounds and follow instructions from there. All vehicles and trailers will exit through Gate C at the side of the fairgrounds by Stoutsville Pike.
Bio-security measures will be taken to ensure the safety of the animals and the exhibitors. Except for Dairy Beef Feeders, all animals will be tagged on their trailer. If the exhibitor does not want anyone to enter their trailer, then the exhibitor will be handed to tagger and be responsible to tag their own animals using tags and equipment of the Pickaway County Sale Committee