Rate of gain on beef contest planned for 2015-16

The Fulton County Junior Fair Livestock Sale Committee has announced that a Rate of Gain Competition will be held for the 2015-16 year to encourage beef production. Feeder calves will be available for purchase in mid-November and will be slaughtered approximately 180-200 days later.

By starting this contest in the fall of 2015, the calves are more readily available. The same rules apply as in the past and are available at http://fulton.osu.edu/program-areas/4-h-youth-development and click on “Rate of Gain/Carcass Contest for Beef.”

Since the project will be completed before the fair, the steers will not be required to be halter broke, but participants must sign up for this project, Please see #819-Rate of Gain/Carcass Contest, on the 2016 Fulton County 4-H enrollment form.

Participants interested in participating in this contest should contact Jim Savage at 419-822-5755 by Friday, Oct. 30.