Steer Pool Skillathon Thursday Aug 6, 2020- Register by July 15

Please see the information below. You MUST sign up to complete the beef skillathon by July 15. We will be getting scores by utilizing the virtual skillathon that is open to all 4-H exhibitors. I have copied the information from the website but also included the link below. Please contact a committee member if you have any questions!

Link: https://u.osu.edu/licking4h/

It’s time to get signed up for Skillathon!

While Skillathon stations will not be offered in person during the Hartford Fair this year, we ask that you register for the State Skillathons – as we will use those contest scores to recognize Hartford Fair exhibitors during the fair! All youth who intend to complete a skillathon must register online by July 15th, with species skillathons being held on the designated dates / times listed below (all will be completed prior to the Hartford Fair)

Skillathon Dates (pre-registration required by July 15th):

Horse Skillathon:               Thursday, 7/23/2020                    10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Goat Skillathon:                 Friday, 7/24/2020                          10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Dairy Skillathon:                Saturday, 7/25/2020                     10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Sheep Skillathon:              Wednesday, 7/29/2020                 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Dog Skillathon:                  Monday, 8/3/2020                         10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Poultry Skillathon:            Tuesday, 8/4/2020                         10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Swine Skillathon:               Wednesday, 8/5/2020                   10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Beef Skillathon:             Thursday, 8/6/2020                10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Rabbit Skillathon:              Friday, 8/7/2020                             10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

How to Register:

  • Registration is due by JULY 15, 2020.
  • Please register by visiting: www.go.osu.edu/skillathonregistration
  • Please answer all of the survey prompts.
  • All exhibitors with need an email address specific to that exhibitor that can be used as your log-in credential (this is also where the first-time registration will be).

For example, a family with 3 children participating must have a unique email address for each child.

School email addresses are discouraged, as we have found that some school email systems block external emails generated by the Scarlet site.

If the child completed the 2020 QA Test-Out on Scarlet in May, please feel free to use their same email address, as they will already have an account…

Skillathon Rules:

  • All Skillathons are open to any Ohio 4-H member, age 8 and in the 3rd grade, or 9 years old and older regardless of grade level, to age 18 as of January 1, 2020, and FFA members.
  • You do not have to exhibit a particular species to participate in that species Skillathon.
  • Any specific rules for an individual species will be outlined on the testing site.
  • Skillathons will be delivered through Scarlet, a university-approved distance learning site. You must have access to a mobile device or computer with ability to access the internet.
  • Even though the Skillathons are online this year, each Skillathon must be taken by the youth only without assistance from family or friends.
  • There will be 4 stations in each Skillathon that will make up 4 separate, timed modules. Each station will have a time limit (typically 5 minutes per station).
  • If your child requires any testing accommodations, please contact us in advance at 4hanimalscience@osu.edu and we will work with you to make accommodation arrangements.
  • Results will be posted for each age category, age division, and overall after the Skillathon is completed. Participants will receive an email with a link to view the results.
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Hoof Trimming and Hartford Fair Entry Form

Don’t forget to save a spot if desired for hoof trimming this Saturday at the Fairgrounds. We also need to collect fair entries. The link is attached. It can be brought to hoof trimming, mailed to Rod Bemiller (12176 Edwards Rd Johnstown 43031) or electronically sent to Rachel Heimerl. Lots more information will be coming out at the end of the week. As always if you have any questions don’t hesitate to reach out to a committee member!

Hartford Fair Entry Form

 

 

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Steer Pool 2020 Hoof Trimming and Fair Entries

Steer Pool will be having the 2020 hoof trimming at the Hartford Fair on Saturday, June 20, 2020.

Please contact David Woosley (740-817-1487) to reserve a time.

Set up will be around the beef barn at the Hartford Fair where there is room to social distance.  Cost $30/head

We are hoping fair entries will be available for exhibitor to complete.

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Licking County 4H and FFA Quality Assurance Info for 2020

Please be checking your emails for the up to date information for Licking County 4H/FFA members enrolled in Livestock Projects.

Emails are going out regarding QA Test Out and QA training for 2020.

Rachel Heimerl has been forwarding emails from OSU Extension to this years steer pool exhibitor’s on April 23, April 24, and April 28, 2020 containing the latest information regarding Quality Assurance testing which is still required for all exhibitors this year.  Please take a look at those emails and if you haven’t received those emails or unsure of what to do, please contact one of the committee members and we will try to help.

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Steer Pool home visits and meetings suspended until after April 20, 2020

Attention steer pool exhibitors.  All remaining home visits and meetings are suspended as of now through April 20, 2020.

Ohio State University Extension   Please remember – all 4-H events, programs, and activities scheduled between now and April 20 will be held virtually, postponed, or cancelled.

Any steer pool exhibitor having project questions or would just like to have a phone or virtual home visit, please contact one of the committee members listed on the website contacts page.  While most kids are home during this shutdown, this is a excellent time get outside and work with their animals.  The warm weather is providing an opportunity to wash your animals and even brush up on your clipping skills on that old winter hair.

 

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Steer Pool Meeting at AMaysing Meats

The March 24, 2020 meeting at AMaysing Meats has been cancelled which comes to no surprise to everyone.  Stay safe and now is an excellent time to spend some quality time in the barn with your steer, completing your project book, and brushing up on the upcoming skill-a-thon with the online material found on the www.steerpool.com website.

We will keep everyone posted as to when we will have to next meeting but I don’t see anything in near future.  Hoof trimming is schedule for June and more info at a later date.

If you or your family are needing anything during this time, please reach out to one of us and we will try to assist in any way.

 

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Steer Pool Meeting on Sunday Jan 19, 2020 at Park Lanes Heath

Hope everyone enjoyed the holidays and also had time to work with their steers especially during this nice weather.  Sunday, January 19, 2020, from 3-5 pm is our next meeting.  The meeting will be a fun time with your friends and a chance to get to know the other exhibitors.  Your family and friends are invited.  Everyone bowling will pay $10 at door which includes 2 hours of bowling, along with a large pizza, drinks, and shoe rental per lane.  There will be 6 bowlers per lane.

Location: Park Lanes Bowling 701 Hopewell Dr. Heath, Ohio 43056

Also if your home visits are not completed, it’s time to be getting those done.  This will be a oportunity for you to ask questions about your steer projects. The attached home visit form needs to be completed and on hand during the visit. Once completed, place in your project book.

Steer Pool Home Visit Form

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Steer Pool selection day is Sunday Oct 27, 2019

Seems like last week the Hartford Fair was going on.  This Sunday is selection day for those lucky ones participating in the steer pool program for the 2020 Hartford Fair.  This is an awesome program and we have selected another great group of calves.  The steers have been double vaccinated, on feed for over a month, and growing like weeds.  Selection is Sunday Oct 27, 2019  beginning promptly @1:00 pm. Plan on arriving by 12:30 pm to get registered and Farm Credit will be on hand again.  Please arrange for transportation and you are able to leave with your calf once selected and paid for.

The meeting 2 weeks ago at the Granville Mill was very informative and I would like to thank John Reed for taking the time out of his day for hosting the meeting.  Please contact Granville Mill for all of your feed needs. You need to have feed on hand for when you get him home on Sunday.

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Granville Mill – Hosting a feed and calf selection clinic for steer pool exhibitors.

Sunday, October 13, 2019 from 3-4:00. Granville Feed Mill will be hosting a feeding and calve selection clinic for steer pool exhibitors at their Granville location.  John Reed will be on hand to answer any questions and will prepare everyone on what to feed your calf when you get him home and provide steer selection tips as to what you should be looking for on selection day.

Selection day is Sunday Oct 27, 2019. with registration starting at 12:30 pm and selection beginning at 1:00 pm. Location: Claylick Run Farms.  More information to be posted soon.

Hope to see everyone on this Sunday.

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Steer Pool Organizational Meeting for 2019-2020, Sept 23, 2019

The organizational meeting for the 2019-2020 steer pool is Monday, September 23, 2019  at 7:00 pm.  If you are planning to participate in this exciting program. Deposits are due at this meeting for we are in the process of gathering  steers and need to have a count as to how many steers we need.  If you know someone that may want to join, please have them attend this meeting.

Location: New Covenant Community Church  8408 Johnstown Utica Rd, State Route 62 Johnstown, Ohio 43031

$75 deposit is due per exhibitor at this meeting

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