Market Beef ID Letter


Market Swine ID Letter 

NEW as of 4/8/2020 – Each swine exhibitor/family must email Cara Muhlenkamp (cmuhlenkamp@mercercountyohiofair.com) the number of tags their family will need and the date you will be picking up the tags.  The tags will then be placed sealed envelope in a plastic container outside the senior fair office at the Mercer County Fairgrounds.

Families have two choices for getting their animals tagged:

  1. Families can choose to tag their own swine project on their own – or identify a trusted individual to safely secure the tags on their hogs

OR

  1. Have a veterinarian come to their facility to   

The deadline to return completed paperwork remains the same - June 1st.  Please mail the forms to the Extension Office.

Additional changes if you are tagging your own animal:  Along with submitting your paperwork, you must email four photos to Beth Guggenbiller (guggenbiller.23@osu.edu) by the June 1. The four photos must be clearly visible and consist of the following:

  • Left side of animal
  • Right side of animal
  • Face (front view)
  • Mercer County Tag clearly showing the tag in ear

Market Goat ID Letter 

Update 4/10/2020 - For 2020 fair, we will only be using the scrapie tags for identification on the market sheep and market goats.  Market sheep and goats are required by USDA to have a scrapie tag already.  We typically use the county tags to make the process easier at shows and the auction.  To keep with social distancing guidelines, we have decided to make the scrapie tags the official way of identification for 2020.  Because we will not have a sheep or goat clinic, there will be no weight of gain contest this year.

To complete the ID process, you must submit the “Mercer County Junior Fair Scrapie Identification Exhibitor/Owner Statement” form to the Extension Office via mail by June 1.   

Market Sheep ID Letter 

Update 4/10/2020 - For 2020 fair, we will only be using the scrapie tags for identification on the market sheep and market goats.  Market sheep and goats are required by USDA to have a scrapie tag already.  We typically use the county tags to make the process easier at shows and the auction.  To keep with social distancing guidelines, we have decided to make the scrapie tags the official way of identification for 2020.  Because we will not have a sheep or goat clinic, there will be no weight of gain contest this year.

To complete the ID process, you must submit the “Mercer County Junior Fair Scrapie Identification Exhibitor/Owner Statement” form to the Extension Office via mail by June 1.   

Mercer County Jr. Fair Scrapie Identification Form - for Market Sheep and Market Goats 

 


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