eef DNA kits available

eef DNA kits available

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4-H and FFA youth interested in exhibiting a market beef animal at the 2023 Tuscarawas County Fair will need to attend market beef tag-in on Dec. 10 from 9 a.m. to noon in the Main Show Arena at the Tuscarawas County Fairgrounds. There is no make-up date. No preregistration is needed. More information can be found at www.go.osu.edu/tuscanimalsciences.

The Ohio State Fair requires all market beef entered in the 2023 Ohio State Fair to have individual DNA samples taken from each animal that may potentially be entered. These DNA samples must be in the possession of the Ohio State Fair by Jan. 15. This is not a postmark date. DNA sample kits will be available at beef tag-in for those interested in going to the state fair.

Email Andi Hershey at a.hershey@expo.ohio.gov with any questions pertaining to the DNA sampling process. A Tuscarawas County Extension professional will need to sign the collection envelope, an FFA advisor will sign for FFA members and 4-H members are responsible for mailing samples to the Ohio State Fair.