Livestock

Ongoing work with swine flu emphasizes need for good fair hygiene

A researcher at The Ohio State University is conducting a multi-state study testing for flu among pigs at fairs as swine infected with a flu virus were confirmed at two recent county fairs in Ohio. Andrew Bowman, a veterinarian with Ohio State’s Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine, has found that, on average, one out of [...]

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50th Sale of Champions

The Ohio State Fair Sale of Champions livestock auction, held on the last day of the Ohio State Fair in the WCOL Celeste Center, showcased Ohio’s premium livestock, premier Junior Fair exhibitors and generous supporters. On the sale bill were grand champion and reserve champion market lambs, market barrows and market beef, as well as [...]

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The Champion Hampshire exhibited by Mason Creager of Wauseon sold to Buckeye Barrow Boosters and United Producers for $1,400.

Junior Market Barrow Breed Sale of Champions

The Buckeye Barrow Boosters also supported each exhibitor in the sale. They include: Ward Family Genetics, Jim Yeazel and Family, Ohio Hamp/York Crossbred Sale, Ohio State Fair Youth Gilt Sale, Korb Farms, Inc., Ohio Pork Schop, Kremer Yorkshires, Kimley Show Pigs, Ohio’s Country Journal/Ohio Ag Net, Moyer’s Genetic Edge, Rick Fogle, North Central Pig Sale, [...]

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Watch LIVE the Jr. Market Beef Final Drive here

The 2017 Ohio State Fair Jr. Market Beef Drive is Saturday night. Watch the live broadcast of the event below. If the video player is not working, check out the video on our Facebook page by clicking here. Watch the interview with champions below.

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Ohio State Fair Junior Market Beef results

Results Grand Champion Angus Steer Carly Sanders Highland County Reserve Champion Angus Steer Maggie Pollard Defiance County Grand Champion Chianina Steer Montana Hulsmeyer Allen County Reserve Champion Chianina Steer Lane Underwood Hardin County Grand Champion Hereford Steer Angie Distl Clark County Reserve Champion Hereford Steer Hayden Smith Holmes County Grand Champion Maine-Anjou Steer Elizabeth Heintz [...]

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Junior Market Barrow Show at the 2017 Ohio State Fair

Junior Market Barrow results   Berkshire Grand Champion: Ava Genter, Archbold Reserve: Aaron Rolfe, Sabina   Chester White Grand Champion: Lillian Rees, Bidwell Reserve: Alexa Hawk, Harrod   Dark Crossbred Grand Champion: Matthew Butterfield, Oxford Reserve: Mason Creager, Wauseon   Duroc Grand Champion: Coby Hughes, Sabina Reserve: Gracee Beth Stewart, Sabina   Hampshire Grand Champion: [...]

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Exhibitors gathered to thank the buyers

2017 Market Rabbit Sale

Setting a new record at the Ohio State Fair, the Grand Champion Rabbit Meat Pen, exhibited by Brittany Modra, from Monroe Country, sold for $6,800 to Direct Feeds and Show Rite Feeds. The Reserve Champion Rabbit Meat Pen, exhibited by Laramie Grubb, of Ross County, sold for $4,600 bought by Turner Oil and Gas Properties [...]

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August establishment of perennial forages

Our wet weather conditions throughout much of 2017 prevented spring establishment of perennial forages for many producers.  Additionally, the wet weather has caused stand loss in alfalfa fields due to compaction and crown damage from harvest on wet soils, and from root rot in poorly drained field areas.  As a result, replacement of some of [...]

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