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:

The deadline to enter livestock exhibitions has not changed. 

Market animals – Some ownership dates changed for the 2019 Ohio State Fair 
  • Market beef – January 1
  • Market swine – May 26 (changed for 2019)
  • Market lambs – May 26 (changed for 2019)
  • Market goats – May 26 (changed for 2019)
  • Dairy feeders – May 26 (changed for 2019)
  • Market rabbits – June 1
  • Market poultry – within 5 days of hatch (changed for 2019)
Breeding animals – ownership 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

Attention Junior Market Exhibitors

New for 2019, all Junior Market Exhibitors must enter their projects online. No late entries will be accepted.

2019 Livestock Competition Information

Farm Credit Mid-America

Avian Bowl Contest

Deadline to enter: July 6


Santa Gertrudis and Mini Hereford show times have changed to the following:

  • Tuesday, July 30, Santa Gertudis Show will start at 8 a.m.
  • Tuesday, July 30, Mini Hereford show will start at 10 a.m.


Boer Goats


Dairy Cattle

Dairy Goats

Dog Show

Horse Show

Sorry, the deadline to enter has passed. Please check back next year. 

Judging Teams






IMPORTANT: Please complete this supplemental information form by July 21 for breeding swine exhibits that have already been entered in the open or junior division.

Exhibitor information and supplemental forms (2019)

Competition results