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General Livestock

Welcome to the Ohio 4-H General Livestock Resource page!

Resources Ohio State Fair Information
Ohio 4-H Livestock Judging 2023 Ohio 4-H Livestock Judging Contest
Animal Sciences Lesson Plans Calendar
Antibiotic Stewardship (OTC-Rx, VFD) Contact Information


Calendar of Events

2024 State 4-H Animal Sciences (Livestock, Companion & Small Animals) Event Calendar


8 - Livestock Judging Entries Due       Registration Link

24 - August 4 - Ohio State Fair

25 - Livestock Judging Contest



General Resources OSU Feedkit Activities
Fact Sheets COVID-19 Best Practices
Ohio Youth Quality Assurance Conference Presentations


General Resources

Fact Sheets


COVID-19 Best Practices and Resources

Please keep in mind that the following documents are evolving as new guidelines and situations arise.

Jr Fair Considerations:

Livestock Marketing Considerations:



Volunteer Conference 2023

  • Ohio Department of Agriculture Update
  • 4-H Animal Sciences Update

2023 Ohio State Fair Information


Antibiotic Stewardship

It is very important that 4-H members and their families establish a veterinarian-client-patient relationship (VCPR)! Please see resources below for information on the Over-the-Counter (OTC) to Prescription (Rx) medication that began in 2017 and will have the final piece enforced starting June, 2023.


June 2023 - Moving OTC Antibiotics to Rx

  • *Resources coming soon!


Veterinary Feed Directive Information


Animal Sciences Lesson Plans

Animal Sciences Lesson Plans HERE


Contact Information

4-H Livestock Curriculum, Research, and Quality Assurance

Elizabeth Share-Duling

4-H State Fair Events (Skillathons, Judging Contests, Avian Bowl)

Mackenzie Dore

Meats / Carcass Contests 

Lyda Garcia, Ph.D.

Meat Sciences Program

Ohio Department of Agriculture

Dr. Dennis Summers

Cindy Bodie