2019 Livestock Competition Information

Livestock animal ownership changes for 2019 announced

In order to be more consistent with statewide livestock exhibition ownership rules, the Ohio State Fair has modified ownership rules beginning with animals exhibited at the 2019 Ohio State Fair. To help prepare exhibitors for this change, a list of these modified dates are below:

Market animals – Some dates changed for the 2019 Ohio State Fair 
  • Market beef – January 1
  • Market swine – May 1 (changed for 2019)
  • Market lambs – May 26 (60 days prior to the Ohio State Fair; will change annually) (changed for 2019)
  • Market goats – May 1 (changed for 2019)
  • Market rabbits – June 1
  • Market poultry – within 5 days of hatch (changed for 2019)
Breeding animals – dates have not changed for 2019
  • Breeding Beef – May 1
  • Breeding Swine – June 1
  • Breeding Sheep – June 1
  • Breeding Goats – June 1
  • Breeding Poultry – June 1
  • Breeding rabbits – June 1
  • Dairy Cattle – June 1

2018 Livestock Competition Information

Farm Credit Mid-America

Avian Bowl Contest

Deadline to enter: July 6

Beef

Sorry, the deadline to enter has passed. Please check back in March 2019 for information on entering next year!

Note: Ownership date for Beef Cattle is May 1, however, we will accept June 1 ownership date for 2018 Fair. The Market Beef Quality Show is no longer offered at the Ohio State Fair. 

NEW! Mini Hereford Market Beef Show will be held during the Mini Hereford Show on Tuesday, July 31, 2018.


Boer Goats

Sorry, the deadline to enter has passed. Please check back in March 2019 for information on entering next year!


Cheese

Sorry, the deadline to enter has passed. Please check back in March 2019 for information on entering next year!


Dairy Cattle

Sorry, the deadline to enter has passed. Please check back in March 2019 for information on entering next year!


Dairy Goats

Sorry, the deadline to enter has passed. Please check back in March 2019 for information on entering next year!


Dog Show

Sorry, the deadline to enter has passed. Please check back in March 2019 for information on entering next year!


Horse Show

Open show deadline to enter: June 20
Junior show deadline to enter: July 9

Judging Teams


Llamas

Sorry, the deadline to enter has passed. Please check back in March 2019 for information on entering next year!


Poultry

Sorry, the deadline to enter has passed. Please check back in March 2019 for information on entering next year!


Rabbits

Sorry, the deadline to enter has passed. Please check back in March 2019 for information on entering next year!


Sheep

Sorry, the deadline to enter has passed. Please check back in March 2019 for information on entering next year!


Swine

Sorry, the deadline to enter has passed. Please check back in March 2019 for information on entering next year!

Note: The Performance Barrow Show is no longer offered at the Ohio State Fair.


Exhibitor information and supplemental forms (2018)


Competition results